Illinois High School
Esports Association

An Illinois-based nonprofit organization that aims to support Illinois high schools through their esports journey, from creation to competition.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit organization that supports all high schools in Illinois that are interested in stepping into the world of esports through competition and student engagement opportunities.

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IHSEA 2023 Summer Update

Andy Mendez and Dalton McGhiey offer news and update for the 2023 - 2024 season.

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GAMES

These are games currently supported by the IHSEA.

Overwatch 2 is a team-based multiplayer tactical game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017.

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League of Legends (LoL), commonly referred to as League, is a 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games.

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Valorant is a free-to-play first-person tactical game developed and published by Riot Games.

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Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game franchise published by Activision.

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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.

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Rocket League is a video game that involves the combination of car racing and soccer, created and developed by Psyonix Studios.

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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.

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Apex Legends is an online multiplayer battle royale game featuring squads of three players using pre-made characters with distinctive abilities, called "Legends".

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Splatoon 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.

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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.

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Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation which is a part of the Counter-Strike series.

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OUR NEWEST UPDATES

Learn more about our association, or catch up on the news!

IHSEA January Newsletter

Newsletter by Ellie Bell, Minooka Esports Coach

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IHSEA December Newsletter

Newsletter by Ellie Bell, Minooka Esports Coach

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IHSEA November Newsletter

Newsletter by Ellie Bell, Minooka Esports Coach

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IHSEA October Newsletter

Newsletter by Ellie Bell, Minooka Esports Coach

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IHSEA Fall Season Overview

By Luka Perez, Senior at Naperville North

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IHSEA removes Executive Director

IHSEA removes Executive Director and Bookkeeper

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23/24 IHSEA Summer Update

IHSEA Summer Update

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‍IHSEA Valorant 22/23 LAN Playoffs Wrap-Up

By Carson ‘googatooga’ Kass, Student at Downers Grove South

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Board of Directors Meeting 9/18/22

Board of Directors Meeting 9/18/22

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2022-2023 Registration is Now Open!

IHSEA registration is now open!

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IHSEA Partners with Stay Plugged In

IHSEA partners with Stay Plugged In to bring college recruitment to Illinois

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Illinois High School Esports Association announces 501(c)(3) nonprofit status

The Illinois High School Esports Association announces 501(c)(3) nonprofit status

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IHSEA Twitch Channel earns "Partner" Status

Announcement of our partnership with one of the biggest streaming platforms.

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Need to contact us?

Competitions

Contact for all IHSEA competition related questions such as registration, rules, and LAN events.
Dalton McGhiey
dmcghiey@ihsea.org
daltonmcghiey

Operations

Contact for all IHSEA operations, partnerships, or onboarding questions.
Benjamin Bruce
bbruce@ihsea.org
benb

Finance

Contact for all IHSEA financial questions.
Jarrod Rackauskas
accounts@ihsea.org
coachr