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The 2020 Chel Invitational

The 2020 Chel Invitational offers hockey fans and esports players a chance to compete for scholarships and team prizes. NASEF, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, is teaming up with the Anaheim Ducks, LA Kings, Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers for this exciting event.

Each team will each host a qualifying regional esports competition for youth and adults. Winners of those local events will receive a trip to Southern California to compete on-stage in a live finals event at DreamHack Anaheim. Scholarships, grants, and team prizes totaling more than $50,000 will be awarded.

Official rules and regulations

 

Scholastic Division

Registration Deadline: Jan 17, 2020
Regular Season: Jan 20 - Feb 15, 2020
Live Finals Event: Feb 22, 2020 (Anaheim, CA)

 

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Open Registration

Registration Deadline: Jan 30, 2020
Single Day Qualifier: Feb 1, 2020
Live Finals Event: Feb 22, 2020 (Anaheim, CA)

 

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Tournament Summary

  Scholastic Division Open Division
Participants High school players 18 years old and up
Registration Thru NASEF Clubs/NASEF Club Dashboard Thru NHL team websites
Region See below for Scholastic Division Determined by NHL Team
Prizing Scholarships for students and grants for high schools *NASEF is also offering copies of NHL 20 and 3 month membership for online play for both consoles (up to 100 total, 2 per club for first registrants) Determined by NHL Team
Tournament 1v1 1v1
Maximum Participants No maximum No maximum

Qualifiers

  Scholastic Division Open Division
Duration 4 weeks 4 weeks (Ducks) 1 day online tournament (LA Kings, Golden Knights)
Start Date Opt-in/Rosters due Friday, 1/17 Week #1: January 20 Varies by tournament format (see below)
Format Weekly best of 3 series Teams will play as the Ducks/Kings/Golden Knights/Panthers with the current standard rosters Varies by tournament format (see below) Teams will play as the Ducks/Kings/Golden Knights/Panthers with the current standard rosters
Schedule Weekly opt-in/rosters due: Thursday @ 4:00pm PT Brackets posted Saturday Game play Tuesdays Determined by tournament format
Finalists All tournaments will offer a Xbox bracket and a PlayStation 4 bracket. Between the two brackets per tournament, the finalist with the best win/loss record will advance to the live finals at DreamHack Anaheim.
  • If the finalists in both brackets have an identical win/loss record, the Player with the most goals accumulated during official tournament matches will advance to the live finals at Dreamhack Anaheim.
All tournaments will offer a Xbox bracket and a PlayStation 4 bracket. Between the two brackets per tournament, the finalist with the best win/loss record will advance to the live finals at DreamHack Anaheim.
  • If the finalists in both brackets have an identical win/loss record, the Player with the most goals accumulated during official tournament matches will advance to the live finals at Dreamhack Anaheim.
Finals

Regional tournament champions will be invited to compete in 2020 Chel Invitational at DreamHack Anaheim

There will be 4 regional finalists in the Chel Invitational finals.

NASEF and NHL teams will determine the preferred consoles for the finals (based on registrations). All finalists will be required to compete on the selected console.

Finals game format will be all-star mode

Regional tournament champions will be invited to compete in 2020 Chel Invitational at DreamHack Anaheim

There will be 4 regional finalists in the Chel Invitational finals.

NASEF and NHL teams will determine the preferred consoles for the finals (based on registrations). All finalists will be required to compete on the selected console.

Finals game format will be all-star mode

Tournament Format

Scholastic Division
  Open To: Competing for:
2020 Chel Invitational (Dreamhack) Open to (4) finalists from Ducks, LA Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, and Flordia panther NHL 20 Esports tournaments Competing for tournament title
Vegas Golden Knights NHL 20 High School Scholastic Tournament State of Nevada (1) tournament title
(1) spot to compete in 2020 Chel Invitational
(1) trip to Dreamhack Anaheim
  • (2) round-trip flights (student, chaperone)
  • (1) hotel room
  • Ground transportation and meals TBC
Open Division
  Open To: Competing for:
2020 Chel Invitational (Dreamhack) Open to (4) finalists from Ducks, LA Kings, Vegas Golden Knights, and Flordia panther NHL 20 Esports tournaments Competing for tournament title
Vegas Golden Knights February1, 2020 - online tournament Anyone 18+
  • (1) tournament title
  • (1) invitation to compete in Chel Invitational at DreamHack
  • Prizing as determined by team