An Illinois-based nonprofit organization that aims to support Illinois high schools through their esports journey, from creation to competition.
We are a community-based organization that holds competitions and supports all schools in Illinois that are interested in stepping into the world of esports.
Andy Mendez and Dalton McGhiey offer news and update for the 2023 - 2024 season.
These are games currently supported by the IHSEA.
Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation which is a part of the Counter-Strike series.Learn more
Overwatch 2 is a team-based multiplayer tactical game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.Learn more
Valorant is a free-to-play first-person tactical game developed and published by Riot Games.Learn more
Rocket League is a video game that involves the combination of car racing and soccer, created and developed by Psyonix Studios.Learn more
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a 2018 crossover fighting game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.Learn more
Splatoon 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.Learn more
Pokémon Unite (stylized as Pokémon UNITE) is a free-to-play, multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by TiMi Studio Group and published by The Pokémon Company for Android and iOS and by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.Learn more
Apex Legends is an online multiplayer battle royale game featuring squads of three players using pre-made characters with distinctive abilities, called "Legends".Learn more
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a racing game in the Mario Kart series for the Nintendo Switch which was first released on April 28, 2017. The game is the first Mario game overall to be released for the Nintendo Switch.Learn more
League of Legends (LoL), commonly referred to as League, is a 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games.Learn more
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IHSEA Summer Update
By Carson ‘googatooga’ Kass, Student at Downers Grove South
Board of Directors Meeting 9/18/22
The Illinois High School Esports Association announces 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
Announcement of our partnership with one of the biggest streaming platforms.
IHSEA partners with Stay Plugged In to bring college recruitment to Illinois
IHSEA registration is now open!