Scholastic Esports Consolidation – HSEL, MSEL and NASEF

High School Esports League (HSEL) and Middle School Esports League (MSEL), powered by Generation Esports (GenE), the national leader in delivering competitive esports, is joining forces with the leader in scholastic esports, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF), to become the preeminent providers of K12 scholastic and competitive esports.

The joining of HSEL, its components, and NASEF will transform the scholastic and competitive esports space. HSEL provides a competitive platform and program that students love, as evidenced by their presence in all 50 states with more than 140,000 students who are members. HSEL brings to the relationship its innovative and proven competition experience that is transforming the sporting world.

NASEF concurrently provides the only state credentialed recognized curriculum for using esports as a magnet to attract students and then bring to light the many STEM/STEAM careers that can be developed through esports. NASEF is a global force that already reaches numerous countries around the world.

HSEL and NASEF have begun to assimilate their efforts and plan to be fully integrated by the start of the 2021 fall school year in North America to jointly offer access to their platforms for learning and play to students around North America and the globe.

A key component to their joining together is to ensure continued and sustainable free access to NASEF’s game-changing esports curriculum and providing it to all of the HSEL membership.

Access to free NASEF tournaments will continue, with the option for teams to play even more titles and tournaments through the GenE platform. This commitment will forge a new standard for middle school and high school esports, while also having a significant impact on the collegiate and professional esports markets and companies.