High School Esports League Joins Forces with NBA 2K Community

The High School Esports League 2021 Summer Challenge is officially in full swing, offering all high school students in the United States an exciting (and FREE) challenge to take part in during school break.

HSEL has teamed up with the NBA 2K community for its latest seasonal gaming tournament to teach participating students valuable life lessons by connecting them directly with professional esports athletes and coaches. The HSEL Summer Challenge features an NBA 2K21 5v5 Pro-Am tournament, virtual events, and informational/wellness sessions throughout the month of July.

NBA 2K offers students wonderful opportunities for college and beyond, which is sometimes overlooked at the high school level. We would very much appreciate your coverage of the event.

NBA 2K League Offers Students Opportunities to Learn Tips, Tricks, and Healthy Habits from Esports Players and Professionals During Free HSEL 2021 Summer Challenge Esports Tournament

High School Esports League (HSEL), powered by Generation Esports (GenE), has announced a new partnership with the NBA 2K community for its 2021 Summer Challenge esports tournament. This partnership will connect professional esports athletes and coaches directly with high school students through the entirely free Summer Challenge competition — for the first time featuring an NBA 2K21 5v5 Pro-Am tournament, virtual events, and informational sessions.

The HSEL 2021 Summer Challenge is a leaderboard-style format where the total score of a participant’s plays determines their overall playoff standing. Participants play eligible games across a variety of genres, from digital collectible card games to chess. Sometimes overlooked at the high school level, NBA 2K esports offer high school students wonderful opportunities for college and beyond. Inspired by the NBA 2K21 Pro-Am game mode, the Pro-Am Summer League is free for students to participate in, and they can play with friends from other high schools — even if they are not part of HSEL!

HSEL will host complimentary weekly Q&As with GM Christopher Turner (Coach T) and various members of the NBA 2K Pro-Am community, including Dr Jojo, Yeynotgaming, and Biggwest. Weekly informational sessions are also offered that will enlighten students on the importance of health and wellness, shooting and offensive drills, and media training.

“We enjoy coordinating events like the NBA 2K Pro-Am during summer break, because it’s a unique time of the year to reach high school students with something fun and engaging,” said Christopher Turner of Generation Esports. “Of course, we always like to include an element of education as well, and we couldn’t do this without the NBA 2K community offering their insights and expertise.”

Dates for all of the NBA 2K Pro-Am events in July are as follows:

  • NBA 2K Pro-Am Competition: Tuesdays and Saturdays from July 5th to July 25th, 2021
  • Q&A Discussions: July 5th, July 12th, July 19th
  • Informational Sessions: July 8th, July 15th, July 22th
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