eSports NEWS: HSEL Adds First-Ever Free Agent System

Posted by Christian Hausaman

 High School Esports League (HSEL), the leading league for high school esports, today announced the launch of the first-ever “Free Agent” team system at the high school level for the upcoming HSEL Summer Open. HSEL’s Free Agent team system expands existing team limitations and allows students to create teams with friends from any high school across North America.

"With the Free Agent team system, students can more easily join and play esports on a platform where college recruiters can and do take notice,” said Aaron Hawkey, COO of High School Esports League. “As always, we want to provide as much opportunity and potential exposure to our students as possible, and, the Free Agent team system does just that.

High School Esports League’s Summer Open starts June 18th and has over 70 partnered college recruiters through The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) that will actively scout as the start of the next school year approaches. HSEL Summer Open participants will compete for trophies, scholarship prizing and more, including Respawn chairs and Twitch merchandise.

“We’ve lowered the barrier to entry for high school students interested in esports. The Free Agent team system gives everyone the chance to compete,” said Mason Mullenioux, CEO of High School Esports League. “Now, even more students have the opportunity to be in the spotlight for college recruitment and achieve their academic goals through scholarships.”

Qualifiers for the Summer Open are now live and end June 17th, with the regular season starting June 18th. All student looking to compete must be verified by June 15th.

Students interested in signing up for HSEL’s Summer Open can register their account here:



The High School Esports League (HSEL) is the league administrator to a network of high schools competing in 14 gaming titles across North America. HSEL currently has 800 partner clubs, making it the largest league in North America. As the leader in the high school space, we work with clubs to establish, improve, and grow their programs to create a solid foundation for healthy competition. HSEL also helps students in their scholastic life by providing scholarships and connections that further their esports careers.