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EsportsObserver: MSI to provide $174K in prizing for high school Esports league spring major
  • The High School Esports League’s Spring Major will feature more than $174K USD in prizing in the form of MSI computers and peripherals.The Spring Major features competition in nine games, including Overwatch, Rocket League, and League of Legends.
  • Each game’s winning team earns an MSI Sports Arena setup for its high school, which includes six desktop PCs and six laptops.
  • The High School Esports League (HSEL) today announced a partnership that will see computer hardware manufacturer MSI contribute more than $174K worth of computers and peripherals as prizing for the league’s upcoming Spring Major.

According to the HSEL, the contribution marks the single largest total prize package for any high school esports competition to date. The Spring Major cycle begins with a regular season on March 18, with the championship matches concluding across all nine games by May 26.

The Spring Major features competition in Overwatch, Dragon Ball FighterZ, League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , and Fortnite..

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Players on the top eight teams for each game will receive an MSI Siberian Gaming Headset, GK-701 Gaming Keyboard, and Interceptor DS300 Gaming Mouse. Meanwhile, the winning team for each game will earn an MSI Sports Arena setup for its high school, which includes six MSI Trident X desktop computers and six GE63 Raider RGB laptops.

“We started HSEL because when we were in high school, we dreamed about having school-approved competitions for our favorite games with trophies, varsity letters, college scholarships, and prizing,” said Mason Mullineaux, co-founder and CEO of HSEL. “Now we have over 1,500 partnered high schools across North America delivering on that dream for today’s students—and MSI’s massive contribution to our Spring Major prize pool is just more proof that the foundation for tomorrow’s esports superstars is in today’s high school gamers.”