HSEL Launches Global Platform Generation Esports, Announces Social Distancing Cup Tournament


by in General | Apr, 8th 2020

The HSEL, the largest competitive gaming service for high school esports, is proud to announce a new global platform: Generation Esports (GenE)! This new entity will expand the charter of HSEL beyond its national high school focus and bring its diverse competitive platform to a global audience. Whether you’re in middle school, an active duty military or veteran member, corporate employees, anyone can join in!

More Esports, Social Distancing Cup

Now, don’t worry! HSEL will continue to offer dedicated esports tournaments for North American high school students, as well as a new MSEL (Middle School Esports League) in Fall 2020. These will both simply be under the new HSEL Generation Esports banner.

But what would a new system be without an awesome tournament to go with it? Generation Esports has a growing list of esports and gaming hardware partners coming together for a free online charity tournament. The aim is to support communities nationwide affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This Social Distancing Cup will have open enrollment from April 10-May 10 and has a $30,000 cash prize for the participants.

The Social Distancing Cup is a four-week long open enrollment tournament and open to the continental U.S. It will feature matches in League of Legends, Rocket League, and Teamfight Tactics. In addition to cash, there will also be additional winnable prizes, such as ASUS Republic of Gamers and TUF Gaming laptops, hardware, and merchandise, custom Generation Esports jerseys and mugs from Skullz, Viewsonic gaming monitors, Zaxby’s vouchers, and Dr. Squatch Soap. Interested parties should click this link to learn more.

The innovative technology utilized by Generation Esports’ tournament platform will let virtually everyone play the hottest games around for real-world prizes. From cash, gaming hardware, and vouchers for major brands (ASUS, Viewsonic for example). Now that sounds exciting!

Mason Mullenioux, co-founder and CEO of Generation Esports and HSEL, spoke about the move. “Today marks a new chapter for High School Esports League and an exciting beginning for Generation Esports. As the esports industry continues to evolve, one thing remains as important as ever: the people. Generation Esports is a league for all types of communities, unified by the love of video games and healthy competition. With HSEL, we’ve seen the type of positive impact esports can bring to high school students across the United States, and we hope that Generation Esports can do the same for all gamers globally.”

The HSEL service already had a system in place to help people participate in esports no matter where they were, so it was only fitting they expand it even further with Generation Esports. It’s a sound move and should hopefully bring a lot of interested parties on board.

Generation Esports and the Varsity Esports Foundation also encourage participants and esports fans/organizations to donate $5-25 to the Social Distancing Cup COVID-19 Response Fund as well. This will help support low-income families suffering during this crisis. Those who still have jobs that match donations should inquire about that as well. All of these donations are tax-deductible and can be made here.

Officially licensed Generation Esports merchandise from Skullz is available now and a portion of the proceeds go directly toward the Social Distancing Cup COVID-19 Response Fund. We think this is a great idea and glad to see people doing what they can to help the world when it desperately needs it. From donating money to having a bit of a distraction from how awful everything around us feels, it’s a joy to see events like this come up. We hope that it goes over well and that they raise plenty to help those who are in need.

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