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FALL SEASON 2023

12 WEEKS | 7 GAMES

BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER

Dates

KEY DATES

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  • Registration open all season

  • 1 week of makeup matches

9/18 - 9/29

Preseason

10/2 -11/10

Regular Season

11/13 - 11/17

Makeup Week

11/27 - 12/15

Playoffs

SEASON OVERVIEW

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Looking for queue times or other details about each game? Click here

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NEW ADDITIONS

NEW!

This fall, the Super Smash Bros.™  Ultimate, Mario Kart™  8 Deluxe, and Splatoon™  3 games will formally join our competitive offerings for middle schools this spring season. These additions to our ever-expanding library of titles elevate the possibilities for students to learn and compete in environments dedicated to providing constructive, family-friendly gaming events to help build positive gaming communities within the scholastic environment.

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NEW!

TWICE AS MANY WINNERS!

All MSEL competitions will now incorporate divisional play with two conferences, meaning there will be twice as many winners! Schools with either the Eastern or Central time zones will compete in the Atlantic division, while schools in the Mountain, Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaiian time zones will compete in the Pacific division!

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DIVISION MAP

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THE MSEL SPRING MAJOR IS FREE THANKS TO THE GAMING CONCEPTS  CURRICULUM!

BRINGING GAMING INTO

THE CLASSROOM

Already downloaded over 400,000 times in over 40 countries through the Microsoft Educator community, Gaming Concepts is the gold standard for integrating video game play into schools. The acclaimed vertically aligned STEM.org approved series integrates esports with digital citizenship, college and career readiness, and mental wellness using integrated MENTAL HEALTH MOMENTS lessons.

STANDARDS ALIGNED

IMPROVES MENTAL WELLNESS

STEM SKILLS

CAREER

READINESS

HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES

LEADERSHIP

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THE FULL SCHEDULE

Looking for more details? Choose your game from the dropdowns below to find information on queue times, match dates, and makeup windows. Later in the season, you can also find playoff information! When in doubt, log in to the competition platform to see your next match time.

MONDAY
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TUESDAY
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WEDNESDAY
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THURSDAY
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3v3

2v2

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  • Brawlhalla
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY WEDNESDAY September 20 & September 27 (pre-season) October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8 Atlantic Region Central Time 3:00 PM CT 4:00 PM CT Eastern Time 4:00 PM ET 5:00 PM ET Pacific Region Pacific Time 3:00 PM PT 4:00 PM PT 7:00 PM PT Mountain Time 4:00 PM MT 5:00 PM MT 8:00 PM MT Alaska Time 2:00 PM AT 3:00 PM AT 6:00 PM AT Hawaii Time 12:00 PM HT 1:00 PM HT 4:00 PM HT Students can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 15 at standard queue times (see above).
  • Chess
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY TUESDAY September 19 & 26 (pre-season) October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7 Atlantic Region Central Time 3:00 PM CT 4:00 PM CT Eastern Time 4:00 PM ET 5:00 PM ET Pacific Region Pacific Time 3:00 PM PT 4:00 PM PT 7:00 PM PT Mountain Time 4:00 PM MT 5:00 PM MT 8:00 PM MT Alaska Time 2:00 PM AT 3:00 PM AT 6:00 PM AT Hawaii Time 12:00 PM HT 1:00 PM HT 4:00 PM HT Students can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 14 at standard queue times (see above).
  • Mario Kart™ 8
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY WEDNESDAY September 20 & September 27 (pre-season) October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8 Nationwide 4 PM ET | 3 PM CT | 2 PM MT | 1 PM PT 5 PM ET | 4 PM CT | 3 PM MT | 2 PM PT 6 PM ET | 5 PM CT | 4 PM MT | 3 PM PT 7 PM ET | 6 PM CT | 5 PM MT | 4 PM PT Students can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 15 at standard queue times (see above). Licensed by Nintendo. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo.
  • Minecraft
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY TUESDAY September 19 & 26 (pre-season) October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7 Atlantic Region Central Time 3:00 PM CT 4:00 PM CT Eastern Time 4:00 PM ET 5:00 PM ET Pacific Region Pacific Time 3:00 PM PT 4:00 PM PT 7:00 PM PT Mountain Time 4:00 PM MT 5:00 PM MT 8:00 PM MT Alaska Time 2:00 PM AT 3:00 PM AT 6:00 PM AT Hawaii Time 12:00 PM HT 1:00 PM HT 4:00 PM HT Students can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 14 at standard queue times (see above).
  • Rocket League 2v2
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY MONDAY September 18 and September 25 (pre-season) October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, October 6 Atlantic Region Central Time 3:00 PM CT 4:00 PM CT Eastern Time 4:00 PM ET 5:00 PM ET Pacific Region Pacific Time 3:00 PM PT 4:00 PM PT 7:00 PM PT Mountain Time 4:00 PM MT 5:00 PM MT 8:00 PM MT Alaska Time 2:00 PM AT 3:00 PM AT 6:00 PM AT Hawaii Time 12:00 PM HT 1:00 PM HT 4:00 PM HT Teams can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 13 at standard queue times (see above). THIS TOURNAMENT IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR OTHERWISE ASSOCIATED WITH, PSYONIX LLC. THE INFORMATION PLAYERS PROVIDE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TOURNAMENT IS BEING PROVIDED TO TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER AND NOT TO PSYONIX LLC.
  • Rocket League 3v3
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY THURSDAY September 21 and September 28 (pre-season) October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9 Atlantic Region Central Time 3:00 PM CT 4:00 PM CT Eastern Time 4:00 PM ET 5:00 PM ET Pacific Region Pacific Time 3:00 PM PT 4:00 PM PT 7:00 PM PT Mountain Time 4:00 PM MT 5:00 PM MT 8:00 PM MT Alaska Time 2:00 PM AT 3:00 PM AT 6:00 PM AT Hawaii Time 12:00 PM HT 1:00 PM HT 4:00 PM HT Teams can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 16 at standard queue times (see above). THIS TOURNAMENT IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR OTHERWISE ASSOCIATED WITH, PSYONIX LLC. THE INFORMATION PLAYERS PROVIDE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS TOURNAMENT IS BEING PROVIDED TO TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER AND NOT TO PSYONIX LLC.
  • Splatoon™ 3
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY TUESDAY September 19 & 26 (pre-season) October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7 Atlantic Region Central Time 3:00 PM CT 4:00 PM CT Eastern Time 4:00 PM ET 5:00 PM ET Pacific Region Pacific Time 3:00 PM PT 4:00 PM PT 7:00 PM PT Mountain Time 4:00 PM MT 5:00 PM MT 8:00 PM MT Alaska Time 2:00 PM AT 3:00 PM AT 6:00 PM AT Hawaii Time 12:00 PM HT 1:00 PM HT 4:00 PM HT Teams can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 14th at standard queue times (see above). Licensed by Nintendo. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo.
  • Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
    QUEUE TIMES EVERY MONDAY September 18 and September 25 (pre-season) October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, October 6 Atlantic Region Central Time 3:00 PM CT 4:00 PM CT 5:00 PM CT Eastern Time 4:00 PM ET 5:00 PM ET 6:00 PM ET Pacific Region Pacific Time 3:00 PM PT 4:00 PM PT 7:00 PM PT Mountain Time 4:00 PM MT 5:00 PM MT 8:00 PM MT Alaska Time 2:00 PM AT 3:00 PM AT 6:00 PM AT Hawaii Time 12:00 PM HT 1:00 PM HT 4:00 PM HT Teams can play a maximum of one time per week. Make-up Dates & Times: November 13 at standard queue times (see above). Licensed by Nintendo. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo.
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