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SCII Postseason Soundbites: Players Sound Off

23 Feb , 2018  

The StarCraft II season is (mostly) finished. Despite the few series left to be played on stream, we have a pretty clear picture of our playoff teams. If you’ve been following along, you already know how I feel about the teams. You might be (more) curious about what the teams themselves have to say about […]

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College LoL Match of the Week: The Missouri Bowl

23 Feb , 2018  

It’s here. It’s finally happening. The College LoL gods have pleased Drake Porter. Week 6 of the College LoL season is bringing us the best match of the regular season: Columbia College (5-0) vs. Maryville University (5-0). Only one team will finish the regular season perfect, so here are some keys to the game for […]

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Synchronized Winnin’: Maryville’s Cody Altman Doubles Up on Esports

22 Feb , 2018  

Collegiate athletics have paved the way to professional play for so many great people and athletes across the nation. Even with all the institutional support, it is a long, arduous journey for even the most talented of individuals to make their passion their career. Every once in a while, a school will uncover a student-athlete […]

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Coaches’ Corner Week 5: Watershed Moments

21 Feb , 2018  

A week has passed and Coaches Corner is back! The dust of Week 5 has settled, and (some) teams emerged victorious from their intense matches. There’s only one week left in the regular season, and the competition is more cutthroat than ever. While some teams have already secured their place in the playoffs, many others […]

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College LoL Takeaways: Week 5

19 Feb , 2018  

With only 18 undefeated teams coming into this week, we were blessed with some of the most action-packed, high quality matches from the best teams in College LoL. From this week’s casted matches, we look at who the new kids are atop the West, and who Drake Porter has his eyes on next!   UC […]

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Old Dominion University – Good Ol’ Esports with an Eye to the Future

15 Feb , 2018  

With collegiate esports organizations becoming larger than ever, it’s important not to forget about their humble origins. It’s easy to overlook the fact that giants like University of California, Irvine’s and Robert Morris University’s esports divisions started as small groups of like-minded gamers who just wanted to share their passion with others. I got a […]

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Madden Registration Now Open

14 Feb , 2018  

Collegiate Madden returns for Spring 2018; registration is open now through March 4th. Register now to compete for your slice of a $5,000 prize pool! Format Madden 2018 is a single player game. CSL will host two online-only circuits in this spring tournament: one for XBox One and one for PS4. There will be a […]

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Progress Through Protest: PACG May Change Collegiate Esports Landscape

13 Feb , 2018  

Two weeks ago, the Pacific Alliance of Collegiate Gamers officially announced themselves to the world. Representatives from eleven of the PAC-12’s dozen schools banded together to form a pseudo-PAC-12 in the esports world after the Power 5 conference decided not to pursue the creation of any official PAC-12 esports initiative, despite initial statements in competitive […]

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StarCraft II Week 12 Roundup: End of the Road

13 Feb , 2018  

The last week of regular season play is finished! Except for some matches that will be streamed over the next few weeks (to keep production busy), we’ve finally reached the small pre-playoffs break. Whether you’ve been following all along or are just tuning in now, read on for a brief roundup of Collegiate StarCraft on […]

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College LoL Takeaways: Week 4

12 Feb , 2018  

This week’s casted matches didn’t bring much clarity to the playoff picture, but we did get a look at some of the best talent in collegiate League of Legends in several dominant 2-0 series. Don’t be surprised if we see a couple of these matchups again in 2018!   George Mason University (3-0) vs. North […]

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Vainglory 5v5: How will it affect Collegiate Esports?

12 Feb , 2018  

It’ll be some time before our resident collegiate players get a chance to battle on the Fold again, so for the meantime let’s give a quick look over all the recent news that is almost guaranteed to shake up the competitive scene! Ignoring the usual drab of patch notes for a moment (which are still […]

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College LoL Game of the Week Preview: Lourdes University vs. Columbia College (MO)

9 Feb , 2018  

As playoffs draw nearer, every match increases in importance. The Swiss format of these first six weeks ensures the top of the table faces off against teams also in the upper echelon. With that, we have explosive matchups every week, and this weekend is no exception. The Columbia College Cougars (3-0) take on the Grey […]

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Menlo College: Silicon Valley’s New Hub for Collegiate Esports

8 Feb , 2018  

If collegiate esports interests you, Menlo College should be on your radar. You may not have heard about this small, baccalaureate college before, but their new esports program and scholarships are sure to make waves starting in Fall 2018. Led by veteran collegiate esports organizer Alex Holler, the Menlo program, though young, is off to […]

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StarCraft II Week 11 Roundup: The Home Stretch

6 Feb , 2018  

The Eagles won the Super Bowl and Temple University is still tearing up collegiate StarCraft. Things are good in Philly for football fans and collegiate StarCraft fans alike. While the football season has ended, the StarCraft season is just starting to heat up. So close to playoffs, the results of Week 11 were crucial for […]

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College LoL Takeaways: Week 3

5 Feb , 2018  

Another week of College LoL is in the books and we had some seriously fun action this week as the first of the teams start to lose playoff eligibility. In this week’s takeaways, some teams got eliminated, while for others, the true battles start now. East: University of New Hampshire (3-1) vs. Quinnipiac University (1-2) […]

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JV LoL Takeaways: Week 3

1 Feb , 2018  

The halfway point of the Junior Varsity season is coming up, so playoff pushes are starting to be formed after Week 3. This week on JV LoL Takeaways, we look into which teams are sticking out, which conferences hold heated races, and see how one team is standing out from the rest. Being an undefeated […]

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JV LoL Takeaways: Week 3

1 Feb , 2018  

The halfway point of the Junior Varsity season is coming up, so playoff pushes are starting to be formed after Week 3. This week on JV LoL Takeaways, we look into which teams are sticking out, which conferences hold heated races, and see how one team is standing out from the rest. Being an undefeated […]

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LoL Ranked Scrims – Ladder Season Launch

31 Jan , 2018  

Missed season registration or looking to play more? Either way, this CSL community event is for you! Play ranked scrims against other teams and climb to the top of the ladder for glory (and prizes)! Ranked Scrims Ladder We’re excited to test a recently added feature of the website with an awesome opportunity for collegiate […]

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StarCraft II Power Ranking: The Top 10 in Week 10

29 Jan , 2018  

“Hell, it’s about time” … for another power ranking! The ten teams featured in this article are not only the best teams in the league, they are also the most dedicated. These are the teams that show up every week with solid lineups and an appetite for victory. That may seem obvious, but showing up […]

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College LoL Takeaways: Week 2

29 Jan , 2018  

On this week’s edition of College LoL Takeaways, we dive into two matchups from this past weekend’s broadcasts. In the first, we will look into how familiar face University of Waterloo (2-0) continues to be a threat in the East, dismantling the University of New Hampshire (1-1). Sunday’s action took us to the North, where […]

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Industry Insiders: Jose Espin is a True Chicago Esports Story

27 Jan , 2018  

The current age of esports is hardly comparable to the early footprints of the industry’s inception. Big, clunky screens have been replaced by the sleekness and high resolution of modern monitors. The lounging about within dormitories for a LAN tournament is no more, with games now within theaters and event center expositions for thousands to […]

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Coogs Rising: University of Houston Looking to Build a Winner

26 Jan , 2018  

The state of Texas has consistently been a hotbed for collegiate esports not only in the South, but across all North America. Many talented universities have emerged from Texas as frontrunners in recent seasons, but a new team is on the rise, already making a name for themselves early this preseason. From overcoming adversity to […]

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JV LoL Takeaways: Week 2

25 Jan , 2018  

Our second week of JV coverage brought together two teams seeking their first win of the season. At the end it was Pitzer College (1-0) edging out Drexel University (0-2) in a narrow game two and clinching victory. There seemed a shimmer of hope for Drexel late in game two, but it was snuffed out […]

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StarCraft II Week 9: Bye, Bye, Bye

23 Jan , 2018  

In the ninth week of regular season play, there were some great matches played on stream and some very predictable series played off stream. Most of the top-notch teams were on break due to byes this week (and a few were scheduled to play teams that have since dropped out of the league). While this […]

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College LoL Takeaways: Week 1

22 Jan , 2018  

After a dominant performance, Southwest Baptist University (1-0) opened up the 2018 season in spectacular fashion. The SBU Bearcats took down North region newcomers Augustana College (0-1) with a scoreboard of 47-8 across the series. SBU won the match with two surprisingly quick and almost identical games. Game one lasted 22:16 and game two was […]

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Takeaways: Junior Varsity Week One Wonders

17 Jan , 2018  

One week of competition down, many more to come! While it may not seem like it according to the Standings page, roughly 280 Junior Varsity teams took to the Rift over the past few days to kick off the 2018 season. Despite not all games being recorded yet, here is some insight on the league […]

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College LoL Season Preview: What You Need to Know

16 Jan , 2018  

This year of Collegiate League of Legends is set to be the largest and most competitive year to date. With changes to formatting, teams dissolving and reforming, new superstars appearing, and champions looking to cement their dynasty, there is quite a bit go over before the season gets into the thick of the action, especially […]

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StarCraft II Week 8: Sweeps and Surrenders

16 Jan , 2018  

The first week of the second group stage is complete! For those of you still unfamiliar with the groups, be sure to check out my forecast, which also features thoughts from players around the league. If you’re all caught up, then read on for a roundup of all of the week eight action. Conference #1 […]

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StarCraft II Spring 2018 Forecast

10 Jan , 2018  

It’s 2018 and Tommy Wiseau finally made it to the stage of the Golden Globes! At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if a team from the Midwest made it to the finals. Jokes aside, it’s a new year and we have some great StarCraft coming up this season. The new groups and Spring schedule […]

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Collegiate Capstone: Varsity, Scholarships, and Drafts

8 Jan , 2018  

Esports have spilled into the collegiate sphere. Across the North American continent, new varsity programs are appearing at an increasing pace, offering financial assistance to gamers in a variety of esports such as League of Legends, Rocket League, and Overwatch. In 2017, the University of Utah became the first Power 5 school to announce a […]

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