Collegiate Starleague

Midwestern Up-And-Comer ‘Cal’ Takes SoCal By Storm

18 Sep , 2017  

Red Bull Gods & Gatekeepers ran a tournament in uncharted territory, featuring eight teams with four top players each in a crew battle bracket–much like the way that The Melee Games and Smash 4 Collegiate operate. Team Mew2King (featuring Mew2King himself, Zhu, Shroomed, and Duck) took home the gold and the glory, but there was […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Lambton College Announces Addition of Esports Entrepreneurship & Administration Program And Opens New Esports Arena

14 Sep , 2017  

Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario was the first Canadian institution to announce that they will now offer a fully accredited college diploma in ‘Esports Entrepreneurship & Administration” as a part of their business department. The program will begin accepting applications from prospective students this fall, with the program officially beginning classes in the fall of […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Montgomery County Community College’s “Luck” Talks Winning Smash 4 Gold

13 Sep , 2017  

At Shine 2017, Montgomery County Community College made history by becoming the second ever Smash 4 Collegiate national champions, with UC Davis finishing right behind them and the University of Georgia coming in third for the 2016-17 season. We were lucky enough to catch up with Logan “Luck” Dodson, the team’s captain and star player, […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL 2017-2018 Season Registration Now Open

31 Aug , 2017  

Last week we gave you a heads up about some of the titles you should be expecting to see this season at CSL. Today we’re happy to officially announce the opening of registration! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Registration season runs from September 1st until the end of September, so you have a full month to […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Down But Not Out: UCLA Students Revive Flagging Campus Esports Initiative

28 Aug , 2017  

In the professional esports scene, it is not uncommon for organizations to disband and dissipate after rough seasons, relegations, or financial issues. While the players of a disbanded organization filter back into the free agency food chain, brand name never seems to resurrect. Translate this idea into the collegiate esports scene. One would think that […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL Vainglory 2017-2018 Season Details

21 Aug , 2017  

Vainglory is back for another year in CSL! Continue your school’s legacy or form a new one by competing in the longest running collegiate esports tournament in the world. Last year’s VG season consisted of two smaller seasons, one hosted in the fall and one in the spring. The format will be similar this year, […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL League of Legends 2017-2018 Preseason and D2/D3 Details

21 Aug , 2017  

League of Legends is back for another year in CSL! Continue your school’s legacy or form a new one by competing in the longest running collegiate esports tournament in the world.   Are hyped about the 2018 season of uLoL Campus Series? We are, too! Due to the overwhelming demand last season, we’ll be hosting […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL CS:GO 2017-2018 Season Details

21 Aug , 2017  

Counterstrike: Global Offensive is back for another year in CSL! Continue your school’s legacy or form a new one by competing in the longest running collegiate esports tournament in the world.   We will host a Division 1 and Division 2 tournament for CSGO. Division 1 is the most competitive league with a 30k prize […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL Dota 2 2017-2018 Season Details

21 Aug , 2017  

Dota 2 is back for another year in CSL! Continue your school’s legacy or form a new one by competing in the longest running collegiate esports tournament in the world.   We will host a Division 1 and Division 2 tournament for Dota 2. Division 1 is the most competitive league with a $30k prize […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL Starcraft 2 and Starcraft: Remastered 2017-2018 Season Details

21 Aug , 2017  

Starcraft is back for another year in CSL! Continue your school’s legacy or form a new one by competing with a team in the longest running collegiate esports tournament in the world. Did we mention we’re also adding SC:R?   Along with the full SC2 season, a separate Starcraft: Remastered tournament will be run for 1v1 […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL 2017-2018 Season Launches with Expanded Games this September!

21 Aug , 2017  

CSL is back with even more games for the 2017-2018 season! Start recruiting your teams today because registration begins September 1st. The longest running collegiate esports league is bringing back Starcraft 2, Dota 2, Vainglory, CounterStrike: Global Offensive, and adding Starcraft: Remastered along with more games to be announced over the next few weeks. These high-impact […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Laying Down a Collegiate Esports Foundation: An Interview with SJSU’s Joshua Cruz

21 Jul , 2017  

San Jose State University is known for its strong performances in esports leagues over the years, including a CSL gold medal in CounterStrike. So as the summer season approached it was a surprise to cooridnator Joshua Cruz, a member of the very same championship CSGO team, that no official Overwatch team existed. What did he do next? […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Overwatch Summer Season Launched

2 Jul , 2017  

CSL Overwatch Summer Season is live! Matches start July 8th, so read on to check the season details to prepare your team; good luck to all teams! Season Overview Each team will play every other team twice, in a DOUBLE rounnd robin regular season group stage. The top 4 teams in each group will advance to a single […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Hearthstone Summer Season Launched

2 Jul , 2017  

CSL Hearthstone Summer Season is live! Matches start July 8th, so read on to check the season details to prepare your team; good luck to all teams! Season Overview Each team will play every other team twice, in a DOUBLE rounnd robin regular season group stage. All teams will advance to a single elimination playoff bracket, […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL Summer Caster Search Now Open

28 Jun , 2017  

Love Overwatch or Hearthstone? Have a passion for commentary? Send an application in today and show us why you’re the best choice for our summer tournament broadcasts. JOB DESCRIPTION You will be a commentator for the Collegiate Starleague. Working closely with the Production Director you will plan, prep, and execute weekly broadcasts based on the […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Summer Hearthstone Season Now Open for Registration!

15 Jun , 2017  

School might be out for summer, but the games are still on! CSL is hosting a summer Hearthstone tournament with a $2,000 prize pool. Win some cool cash while honing your skills with your collegiate team. Games start July 8th, so read the following details closely so you can sign up in time! Registration Dates Registration […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Summer Overwatch Season Now Open for Registration!

14 Jun , 2017  

School might be out for summer, but the games are still on! CSL is hosting a summer Overwatch tournament with a $4,000 prize pool. Win some cool cash while honing your skills with your collegiate team. Games start July 8th, so read the following details closely so you can sign up in time! Registration Dates […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Tears and Triumph: SPU and Utah Duel in Vainglory Semi-Finals

13 Jun , 2017  

Our second semi-final matchup is a Western conference showdown between Seattle Pacific University and the University of Utah. Both teams have proven to be powerhouses in their respective divisions, with each taking games off of the highest level teams, but the top spot has eluded them both. With the grand finals only one match away, […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Spring Collegiate Vainglory Finals Live at E3 2017

12 Jun , 2017  

The spring season of CSL Vainglory is culminating this Tuesday at 12pm right in the heart of E3! Make sure you tune in to watch your favorite teams duke it out for the championship live on our Twitch channel. In case you didn’t know, the semi-final matches are are University of Utah (6-1)  vs Seattle Pacific University (5-2), […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Drake Porter Leaves Robert Morris University (IL), Set to Head to Columbia College (MO)

12 Jun , 2017  

The collegiate League of Legends scene is already changing, and it’s starting with two North Region powerhouses. On June 10th, 2017, it was announced that Drake “CreatingDrake” Porter will be stepping down from the head coach position at Robert Morris University (IL) and will be joining Columbia College as the senior strategic analyst. Throughout the […]

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Collegiate Starleague

TOP TEN TEAMS FOR 2017-18 StarCraft II Edition

11 Jun , 2017  

Enough time has passed since the StarCraft II Grand Finals to stop admiring our new champions and starting thinking about next year. Fortunately, for those of you who are resistant to change, thinking about next year seems to involve admiring last year’s champions (and if you’re wondering who they are, check out this recap).   […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Redemption vs. Destiny: Collegiate Vainglory Semi-Finals

9 Jun , 2017  

We are now down to four teams in our Vainglory bracket, and it’s been a road full of dramatic twists and turns. Our first semi-final matchup is not lacking in intrigue, as two Collegiate Vainglory newcomers attempt to punch their tickets to the grand finals. For California State University, Fresno, it’s about making it clear […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Oranjes Just Wanna Have Fun: ICC European Qualifiers Takeaways

8 Jun , 2017  

With Riot’s announcement of the International College Cup, there’s been a lot of attention drawn to the collegiate circuits around the world. Most of us are familiar with the happenings in the North American scene with Collegiate Starleague and the uLoL Campus Series, but other countries have their own respective collegiate competitions as well: National […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Too Soon Top Ten: CSL Staff Picks for LoL 2017-18

7 Jun , 2017  

The 2017 Collegiate League of Legends season has come and gone, and we will all miss it dearly. There was a plethora of big plays, upsets, and emergent powers this year, as Maryville finally broke through the Old Guard of Robert Morris (IL) and British Columbia and take the collegiate crown. That said, when one […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL Production Powered by ASUS!

1 Jun , 2017  

Production is a daunting task and one of the more complicated, least discussed elements of esports. Everyone loves good quality streams, but people rarely think or talk about what goes into making everything look shiny and run smoothly. CSL has grappled with live production for years, and as we’ve grown we have continually evolved our […]

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Collegiate Starleague

ICYMI: League of Legends College Championship Recap

31 May , 2017  

The penultimate collegiate League of Legends event is finally in the books and we saw some incredible plays and awesome stories play out on the stage in Los Angeles. At times it seemed like anything could happen out on the Rift, so if you can check out the full slate of action, you definitely should. […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Heightened Competition Invigorates Collegiate Vainglory

26 May , 2017  

The most intriguing storyline for Vainglory this season has been the added depth in competition. Previously, it seemed like Collegiate Vainglory was just an easy stroll for American River College, while the growing rivalry between University of Florida and University of California, Merced simmered underneath. This season, new blood has reinvigorated some of the competitiveness […]

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Collegiate Starleague

League of Legends College Championship Preview

25 May , 2017  

It’s championship season in collegiate League of Legends and the LoL College Championship begin later today. There is a bevy of quality games awaiting us all, so we’re taking the opportunity here at CSL to give you a viewing guide, so to speak, for this collegiate esport extravaganza. Image Credit: ESPN.com Fan Favorite: Robert Morris […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Baruch College Talks Collegiate CS:GO Success in CSL Winners Interview

24 May , 2017  

We caught up with Baruch College fresh off their Grand Finals win in Toronto over University of British Columbia. Ahmed Amer asked the squad about their strategies that led to a 2-0 victory, and we got to know the confident east coast champs a little better. Follow Collegiate CS:GO on Twitter for more updates this […]

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Collegiate Starleague

UBC Dota 2 Takes Grand Prize Title for the Second Year in a Row

22 May , 2017  

Michelle Shin caught up with UBC Dota 2 after their monumental second grand finals win to learn more about their successes, and whether or not they will be trying for a “three-peat next year.     Follow Collegiate Dota on Twitter for more news this summer! For more on collegiate eSports check out https://cstarleague.com/

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