The High School Starleague strives towards providing high schoolers with as team-orientated, competitive, fun, and rewarding of an experience that playing traditional sports for a high school does. Our dream is the day when high school esports is respected and appreciated as much as traditional sports, and where high schools can officially field, fund, and support their own esports teams.Learn More
Good manners and sportsmanship is not only relevant in traditional sports but also over the Internet. Often, during online gameplay, tempers can flare, maturity is forgotten, and language can get flowery. Our administrators work closely with our team coordinators to ensure that the HSL remains a fun, clean and mature environment. Likewise, we take our rules seriously and keep constant watch over our tournaments to ensure that all cheating and dishonesty are quickly dealt with. The High School Starleague places the highest emphasis on a solid education. Our staff works to ensure that every player is enrolled in school and currently working to complete their education. We also preform identity checks before distributing any prizes or monetary rewards. Last but not least, the HSL is also working with our partners to provide scholarships for our players to enable students to fund their education though their esports career. While the High School Starleague Staff consists mostly of people scattered across North America, all are highly dedicated individuals who banded together because of their strong beliefs in promoting the growth of High School Esports. The Esports field is expanding and although the staff is always growing, there is always room to help. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the team, you can send us an application or if you’re unsure, feel free to ask questions first.
“Peer-to-peer learning supported by the Internet will be an important mode of learning for future professionals. And the young geeks at HSL and HSL Dota are showing us how electronic sports like StarCraft II can nurture such skills.”Jongming Kow, University of Hong Kong
” I would like it to see e-sports achieve the same level of popularity we see in sports such as MMA or Skateboarding. The scene needs to break through that barrier where it’s got enough of a main stream draw in NA to land bigger sponsorships from household names like Nike or Best Buy. Things like HSL are great examples of the kind of programs I would like to see more of for younger players trying to get started.”Matthew Munk, GGWP Apparel
” Despite the minor problems and pushback, the future is looking bright for the High School Starleague. Words can not express how excited I am to sign my future daughter or son up for peewee StarCraft.”Andrew Groen, Penny Arcade Report
High School Esports Events
The HSL organizes several events a year including full tournaments, show-matches, live events, and research studies. HSL also partners with leading organizations to provide its players with extra opportunities.