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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Collegiate Starleague

Cementing a Dynasty: A Look at British Columbia’s Dominance

18 May , 2017  

Sports Dynasty: A team or individual that dominates their sport or league for an extended length of time. In today’s college era, there aren’t many schools to claim the rightful title of being a sports dynasty. UConn’s Women’s Basketball program and Alabama’s Football program are the most notable around the NCAA.  If it’s that hard […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Dota 2 Grand Finals: Underdogs Challenge the Champions

14 May , 2017  

The biggest night of collegiate Dota took Toronto by storm last night! See how a story of underdogs and champions unfolded, and who came out on top to call themselves 2017 champions.   Semi Finals 1: University of Connecticut vs California State University Long Beach GAME ONE UCONN Picks: Slardar, Ursa, Spirit Breaker, Rubick, Outworld […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Welcome to Toronto: CSL Canadian Invitational Recap

13 May , 2017  

The collegiate Rift was brought to the Great White North this past weekend as four teams took to the stage in Toronto on a quest to be crowned the best team in Canada. The University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University and Ryerson University entered front and center in the Scotiabank […]

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Collegiate Starleague

STARCRAFT II GRAND FINALS RECAP: CHAMPIONS CROWNED

13 May , 2017  

The Collegiate StarCraft II finals are over! After a long season of hard work, our collegiate teams were put to the test one last time. In the round of four, we saw the two Canadian teams and two American teams in some of the best games we’ve had all season. In the end, our newly […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL Grand Finals Schedule

11 May , 2017  

The Collegiate Starleague Grand Finals are getting started this weekend! Head over to the Scotiabank Theatre in downtown Toronto to catch the collegiate esports action! Throughout the weekend, collegiate champions will be crowned for StarCraft II, League of Legends, Dota 2, and CounterStrike: Global Offensive. You can catch the matches Friday through Sunday, from 11:00am […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CSL LoL Canadian Invitational Predictions

10 May , 2017  

This Friday, four of Canada’s premier collegiate League of Legends teams will compete in Toronto, Canada, at the Scotiabank Theatre for a shot at the title of 2017’s top Canadian team. The four teams in contention for that title are: British Columbia, Simon Fraser, Toronto, and Ryerson. Before these teams hit the Rift, here are […]

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Collegiate Starleague

CS:GO CSL Staff Predictions

9 May , 2017  

Our CSL CS:GO staff members all seem to have slightly different ideas of what might go down during the finals. Which one do you agree with the most?   “For me, UBC and UCLA are the teams to watch. They’ve played phenomenally all season and seem to be in top form going into the finals. […]

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Collegiate Starleague

O CANADA: UNIVERSITE DE MONTREAL AND UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO StarCraft Finalists

9 May , 2017  

The grand finals in Toronto are just one week away. I spoke with the teams at University of Waterloo and University of Montreal about how they feel about their performance so far and the games ahead. University of Waterloo Facing off against Montreal will be no easy task, and Waterloo knows it. Liang ‘Powerfoe’ Chen […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Out of the Shadows: CUNY Baruch College

9 May , 2017  

Toronto is all but a few days away and for some of the players, nervousness might be a thing. Definitely not for New York’s finest. We’ve said many times team ‘Fiven’ was a force to be reckoned with. We’ve warned of their possible domination streak and they’ve only delivered. Just to give you perspective, CUNY […]

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Collegiate Starleague

StarCraft II: Grand Finals Predictions and Forecast

7 May , 2017  

We are barely a week away from the Collegiate StarLeague StarCraft II grand finals in Toronto, and our staff has a few opinions on the prospective outcome. “Predicting the round-of-four matches isn’t too difficult. Universite de Montreal will almost definitely beat University of Waterloo and Temple University will likely beat University of Connecticut. The finals, […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Previewing The New Canadian Kings: Simon Fraser University at the Collegiate Championship

4 May , 2017  

Among the mainstays found at the League of Legends Collegiate Championship finals, there is one high profile newcomer: Simon Fraser University. This was a team that not many expected to reach the stage in Los Angeles come end of this uLoL season, a team that overcame the most doubt in a region that was, early […]

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