Illinois High School eSports Association
IHSEA Information Sheet v2.0
- Information about colleges, events, Live streams, and everything else
- We will be using Battlefy.com for brackets and scheduling
- We are using a Discord server for most communications and scheduling
- Over 25 colleges in our server
- Talk with other players from other schools
- Coaches’ chat to help grow your program
- All members of the team should join not just coaches/captains
- We will have at least one LoL match of the week streamed live or replayed with casters to our Twitch page
- Follow the stream here and set notifications to be alerted when we go live:
- Some high profile games may be replayed with/without casters and uploaded to our Youtube page:
- The top 3 varsity schools (not players) will receive prizing
- Items TBD
- Riot prizing for both varsity and JV
- JV prizes are TBD
- News about what is going on as well as additional information for the league and games
- Looking for interns for the following
- Writing articles for/about teams and schools participating
- Help shoutcast the games
- Manage Discord and answer questions
- Create content for our Association
- Use this form to sign up:
- Use the #lolscrims and the #owscrims in Discord to schedule scrims
- Try to be available during the IHSEA official scrim times below to guarantee matches
- LoL scrim days:
- Mondays from 3pm-6pm
- Sundays from 5pm-9pm
- Thursdays from 3pm-6pm
- Sundays from 5pm-9pm
- There is a new pricing structure for this year to help fund the league
- Each school will pay a $50 School Registration fee
- This year it will include a $25 credit to be applied to an entry fee for one of your schools teams
- So subtract $25 from your total entry fees due after registration
- $50 for each varsity team for the different games ($50 for LoL and $50 for OW)
- $25 for every Junior Varsity team
- Fees are due by Friday, January 25th
- This fee will be collected through our Paypal:
- This fee is non-refundable
LoL Season Information:
- There will be 2 seperate tournaments
- Varsity- 1 team per school
- Junior Varsity- Unlimited amount of teams per school
- Season will begin the week of Jan. 27th and the first match must be completed on Jan. 30th
- All the schools will be grouped geographically and split into 2 regions (Chicago Area & Suburban)
- 7-8 week season
- Play teams near your record
- Always relevant game
- 2 games per week
- There will be a 2 weeks off during both suburban spring break and the CPS spring break.
- No games played on March 27th and April 17th
- The top 16 teams will make the playoffs (both JV and Varsity)
- Top 8 teams from each region
- Matches are Best of 3
- Part of the playoffs will be played as a 1 day LAN event
- The goal is to have the top 8 varsity teams attend but that will be updated when the schedule is finalized
- The top 2 JV teams will play for the JV title
- If team has qualified for this event attendance is MANDATORY
- No team may play remotely for the LAN portion of the playoffs
- Any team that cannot attend will be disqualified from entering the playoffs
- Sponsor or school representative must be present at LAN event
- Location will be Chicago based: Robert Morris University
- Date and Time: April 27th starting in the morning continuing until all rounds are finished
LoL Roster Rules:
- Each team must have a captain that will be responsible for communicating with the opponents
- Rosters cannot be altered after Week 1
- This includes name changes
- Players with inappropriate names will not be allowed to play
- Players must be academically eligible to participate:
- Not serving suspension from school
- No more than 1 failing grade at gametime
- All other rules pertaining to athletes and eligibility at your school apply to players
- Only 1 Varsity team per school
- Any ranks may play in the varsity tournament
- Players must be tournament draft eligible (own 20 champions)
- Up to 10 players may be on the roster: 5 starters and 5 substitutes
- Varsity substitutes may also be registered to play on one Junior Varsity team but cannot play for JV that week
- Varsity starters listed may not be listed on any Junior Varsity roster
- A school can have as many Junior Varsity teams as they can support
- The JV tournament is a way for schools to grow their program and get students the experience needed to compete at the highest level
- Schools may opt out of a Varsity team if they do not think they are ready to compete
- It is suggested that teams that do not have an average rank of Gold 1 compete at the JV level but that is only a suggestion
- Up to 10 players may be on the roster: 5 starters and 5 substitutes per team
- Players cannot be play on 2 JV rosters
- There are few and possibly no prizes for JV to encourage teams to work towards supporting a varsity level team
- All players must be registered students from the school they are playing for
- Must contact admins if there is a problem
- Rosters will be due January 25rd
- Link to form will be sent out
- Every student will need to set up a www.battlefy.com account and register for their team
- Every student will also need to fill out a survey in order to participate
LoL Gameday information:
- ALL LoL games will be played on Wednesdays at either 5pm or 6pm
- Games are played on live server with tournament draft rules
- Rule changes will happen and teams will be notified
- Player accounts should be able to enter draft mode in the client
- This requires a certain number of champions to be unlocked
- If they do not consult admin for instructions
- Team captains/coaches must use the correct #scheduling channel in the Discord server to schedule games so that communication can be monitored
- The first time you contact by using the @”schooname” to ping the captain with that school tag
- After the coordinator replies you my then just @”playername” to confirm details
- Check the Battlefy Bracket for your tournament code to enter the lobby
- DO NOT JUST USE A CUSTOM GAME
- Teams should arrive to the Lobby 10 minutes before game time
- 2 games per week
- Teams should be LCS order
- If 1 team would prefer to use http://prodraft.leagueoflegends.com/ the other team must obliged
- If using Prodraft please be sure to enter the correct bans when in the game
- The team on the Left will get First Pick the 1st game
- Teams will swap sides for the 2nd game
- 2-0 team is awarded 3 points
- 1-1 both teams are awarded 1 point
- LoL accounts must be in good standing and players are only able to play on their own registered accounts
- Teams that are late may forfeit both games depending on how late
- 10 minutes late = 1 game forfeit
- 15 minutes late = 2 game forfeit
- Match Results must be sent as follows
- Download the replays
- Both replays should be emailed to IHSEA.email@example.com every week by the winning team
- If there are any rules discrepancies or code of conduct violations the losing team should also send the replays
- Subject line should read “Varsity/JV Week # School vs. School”
- This is for me to be able to place them on a Youtube/Twitch Channel and also to check for any rule infractions
- You may pause the game if a player disconnects from the server
- To pause the game type /pause
- Each team only receives 10 mins of pause time per game
- Once your pause time runs out you must continue to play even if he/she has not returned
- Teams are allowed to stream their games at their own discretion
- It is highly suggested to put a delay on if there is not spectator on stream
- Teams should try to avoid streaming games that are the game of the week and streamed on the official IHSEA channel
- ALL Overwatch games will be played on Tuesdays at 5pm or 6pm
- Acceptance of Official Rules
- Each school must have an administrator accept the rules of competition set forth by the IHSEA prior to their first match. Full compliance and acceptance to all rules are required for participation in the tournament.
- Teams must field no less than 6 members to compete but have no more than 12 to a specific active roster.
- Schools are allowed to carry only one team for the Varsity level, but may fill as many Junior Varsity spots as they want as long as they meet all requirements for active rosters.
- Rosters must be submitted to the IHSEA by January 25th, 2019. Any changes to the active roster are subject to rejection by the IHSEA after that date.
- The IHSEA season will consist of an 8 week regular season that will begin on January 29th, 2019.
- The tournament will be two 4 week “phases” where specific map pools will be played for each phase with a seperate map pool for playoffs.
- At the end of the 8 total weeks of play, all teams will be seeded and put into the single elimination best of four bracket where teams will compete in the final state series.
- Semi-finals and State Finals MAY be held at a LAN event. (Subject to finding venue. More information to come.)
- Each team must designate 6 active starters.
- Each team can have up to 6 designated substitute players.
- Any roster changes must be submitted by the school administrator
- Rosters will “lock” 24 hours prior to their designated match time. Any substitutions after that 24 hour window must include notification of an IHSEA admin.
- All substitutions can be noted in the “OW Substitution” text channel in Discord. Both the IHSEA admin (Coach Cann) and a member of the opposing high school must be tagged in the substitution post.
- Students may be a starter on a Junior Varsity team and a substitute on a Varsity team.
- Students may only play at ONE level per week. I.e. if a student may play as a substitute for Varsity one week, they must wait for the following week’s matches to play on their designated Junior Varsity team.
- You have up until 5 minutes prior to submit a substitute prior to the match. If a substitute is not declared before then, that team will forfeit that map.
- Students may NOT change their Battletag from week to week. The same Battletag will be required throughout the tournament.
- Team Eligibility: All participating schools must have completed all registration requirements prior to the first week of matches. This includes, but is not limited too, player registration, registration fees arranged, and approval by the IHSEA.
- Player Eligibility:All players must be enrolled in the high school they are playing for.
- Students participating must be under the age of 19.
- Students must have proof of enrollment in their given school either by I.D. or school administrator vouching for them.
- Teams will play a best of 4. Teams will play all four assigned maps, which will go to a team’s map total for the year.
- If after the fourth map there is a tie of 2-2, a final map will be played to decide the winner.
- The season will have a set schedule of teams and the the final records and will impact standings of the playoffs.
- The tie breaker between maps will be the TOTAL number of maps won.
- Map Rotations: Each series will be played on a set of assigned maps. All four maps MUST be played in each match regardless of score. The order in which the maps are played must also be followed each match as well.
- The following is the map rotation: Escort, Control, Hybrid, Assault
- An additional Control map being the Tie-Breaking 5th map if needed.
- All specific map choices will be predetermined by the IHSEA at the onset of the season and be released at the onset of the season.
- All games should be played with the “Competitive” pre-set selected. All maps except for the map to be played should be set to “off”.
- Each team will be allotted 15 minutes of “Pause” time. It will be the responsibility of the pausing team to notify tournament admin when a pause takes place. If the unpause has not been completed in 15 minutes, the team who did NOT start the pause will then reach out to the same tournament admin and they will then approach the pausing team. That team will either be forced to:
- Complete the match with whatever complications they are experiencing or
- Forfeit that map
- To Navigate the Custom Lobby, open Overwatch and play the “Play” button at the top left. Click the “Game Browser” menu option located on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Click the “CREATE” button on the top right-hand corner of the screen. Click the “SETTINGS” icon located on the right hand side of the screen.
- Map rotation: After a Game
- Return to Lobby: After a Game
- Game Mode Start: Immediately
- Kill Cam: Disabled
- Click “BACK” to return to the lobby. You may begin your match after you have invited opposing team members.
- Custom Lobby Creation: The team that is the higher seeded in the current week of Tournament play will create the custom lobby and invite the opposing team.
- Competitive Patch and Server. Tournament Matches will be played on the Americas live server. The current live patch will be used for all competitive play.
- Only IHSEA Admin and official IHSEA streams can be in the orange “Spectator” spots.
- Teams can watch their teammates play/stream matches in the spectator role ONLY if they change their spectator view from total game (orange) to their specific side (Red or Blue Side). You can change this by right clicking your name, and selecting to spectate one side or the other.
IHSEA Map POOL 2019
Phase 1 (Games from Jan 29th-Feb 19th)
(Games from Mar 5th-Mar 26th)
Horizon Lunar Colony
Code of Conduct
- The goal here is to create a great community playing the games we love at the highest level of competition
- Be nice to everyone
- This includes:
- “Toxic” behavior toward any team or members
- In game
- On social media
- On Discord
- In person
- Excessive emotes/mastery flashes
- Report all such behavior to the admin
- Ask to speak to an admin in the Discord
- Provide evidence if possible
- Violations will be handled accordingly: Any step may be skipped depending on the severity of the infraction
- 1st Unofficial warning. Given to captain/sponsor of team
- 1st Official warning: Team will lose all bans for next match
- 2nd Official warning: Team will forfeit next match
- 3rd Official warning: School will be banned from IHSEA and its affiliates for 1 Year
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