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   The 2017 Tournament

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 eSports Michigan, in partnership with Lawrence Tech, hosted the first ever eSports Michigan High School Invitational. This all day tournament was hosted at the Lawrence Tech campus in Southfield, Michigan and featured intense League of Legends gameplay in a one day tournament. Sixteen high school teams across Metro Detroit were invited to compete for over $600,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Bigger and Better

The 2018 Tournament

This year eSports Michigan will be organizing and hosting a more robust and competitive tournament to highlight more players, talent, and opportunities that exist in and around high school eSports. To start, we are expanding the competition to 32 teams from across the state of Michigan. The competition will feature a full season of gameplay: an 8-week long regular season and a 2-day post-season tournament at Lawrence Tech.

Rules

  • 32 schools can register for the first official eSports Invitational.
  • Each team must consist of five students and an optional substitute.
  • Matches will be played on the official Summoner's Rift map with standard win conditions.
  • The series will be broken into two segments: a regular season and a postseason
  • The regular season will see the 32 teams divided into four groups of eight. Each team will play against the other seven teams in their group twice over eight weeks.
  • The top 16 teams will compete at LTU over two days.
  • Day one: The 16 teams will split into four groups of four and will play each other team in their group twice. The top two teams in each group will advance
  • Day two: The top eight will play in a single elimination, best-of-3, knockout stage.

The full Rules and Regulations can be found here 

  Lawrence Tech

Lawrence Technological University (LTU), frequently referred to as Lawrence Tech, is a private university located in Southfield, Michigan, United States. Lawrence Tech was founded in 1932 and has since expanded its campus to 107 acres. 

Lawrence Tech is considered one of the foremost private technological universities. Bloomberg-Businessweek reported that the earning power of a Lawrence Tech bachelor's degree ranks in the highest 30 percent of all U.S. universities.

The school offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). The university's four colleges are Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. LTU's athletic teams are known as the Blue Devils. They compete in Division II of the NAIA and joined the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference in 2012.

Most recently, Lawrence Tech has added Game Art and Interaction Design to the College of Architecture and Design, bringing gaming and video game design right into the curriculum.

Registration

Spots are limited and only 32 teams can participate. Registration is due by February 17, 2018. Each team must have five players and are allowed one substitute if they desire. Each high school may have only one team. Make sure you register today!