The High School Esports League has announced Generation Esports. Generation Esports expands the HSEL beyond High School students to include middle school, military veterans, and other adult and youth organizations.

“Today marks a new chapter for High School Esports League and an exciting beginning for Generation Esports,” said Mason Mullenioux, co-founder and CEO of Generation Esports and HSEL. “As the esports industry continues to evolve, one thing remains as important as ever: the people. Generation Esports is a league for all types of communities, unified by the love of video games and healthy competition. With HSEL, we’ve seen the type of positive impact esports can bring to high school students across the United States, and we hope that Generation Esports can do the same for all gamers globally.”

Given our current global pandemic, the first event for Generation Esports is the Social Distancing Cup. The Social Distancing Cup is a four-week-long tournament with a $30,000 prize pool, including laptops, monitors, and cash. It’s free to register and open to anyone in the continental US, and includes League of Legends, Rocket League, and Teamfight Tactics. Registration is open now, and ends May 10. The tournament runs from April 10 through May 10.

Fans and organizations are encouraged to donate to the Social Distancing Cup Covid-19 Fund via its Varsity Esports Foundation partner. Other sponsors include ASUS, Skullz, Viewsonic, and Zaxby.

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