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Back to the Future: Maryville University Looks to Repeat

23 Apr , 2018  

It is a long break for Maryville University before the National Championship Tournament takes place June 7-10th in Los Angeles, CA. The Saints locked in their spot and a chance to win back-to-back national titles after a compelling 3-0 victory over Columbia College in the North Regional Finals. Even at the beginning of the season, […]

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Three Things We Learned From Week 1 Of Play-Ins

20 Apr , 2018  

The first third of the College LoL Play-In is over, and in our first instances of true interregional play, audiences have been left with more questions than answers. While one favorite is meeting expectations, the other looked weak, and everybody’s favorite underdogs have fallen to the wayside for the moment. Here are some other big […]

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Championship Preview: University of Texas, Dallas

17 Apr , 2018  

The Collegiate League of Legends Regional Finals last week was a fantastic weekend of games. Eight teams from across North America clashed head to head in order to prove to themselves and the rest of the LoL scene that they were – without a trace of doubt – the best in their region. One of […]

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Wild Cards 2018: College League of Legends Play-In

11 Apr , 2018  

Four teams have punched their tickets to Los Angeles for the Collegiate National Championship, but four spots remain up for grabs. Over the next couple of weeks, eight teams across six different conferences will battle it out in the College Championship Play-In to see who gets to continue their season, and who won’t be enjoying […]

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The Collegiate Contender: Daniel “TurkeyDano” Fernandes in Nation Wars V

10 Apr , 2018  

On April 4th, 2018, University of Connecticut’s Daniel “TurkeyDano” Fernandes shined during his performance in Nation Wars V (a tournament in which players compete for their country). Though he’s a very strong player in the Collegiate StarLeague, I think few could have predicted what he would go on to do at that event. Playing for […]

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8 Massive Takeaways from Regional Finals Weekend

10 Apr , 2018  

The College League of Legends Regional Finals took place this past weekend, and the Big Ten Championship concluded Monday April 9th. These climactic matches brought plenty of drama. It is tough to label some matches as upsets, but Columbia College’s fall to Maryville in 0-3 fashion is certainly an unexpected turn of events. Though, perhaps […]

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Midwest Campus Clash Returns with a Sequel

5 Apr , 2018  

This weekend, seven collegiate teams will converge on the campus of Columbia College for the second edition of Midwest Campus Clash. It’s a new year with a new format, but will a new champion be crowned? Here’s what to be on the lookout for during this exhilarating tournament! Last year’s Midwest Campus Clash winners, Robert […]

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Orange County High School Esports League Opens the Way for A Comprehensive Ecosystem

4 Apr , 2018  

As more colleges and universities get involved with esports, high schools have taken note and are following suit with leagues of their own. Of course, tournaments hosted online are nothing new. High schoolers, and even middle schoolers across the nation, have enjoyed competing in esports through organizers like Major League Gaming and Battlefy. But with […]

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StarCraft II Playoffs: Salty Sixteen Update

30 Mar , 2018  

The Salty Sixteen are in the midst of battling each other for a chance to advance. The post-season has been underway for a little over a week now, with a few teams already falling. To keep you updated, I’ve provided a brief update on the series we’ve seen as well as some commentary on the […]

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Joshua Buchanan: Ashland University’s Esports Ace

28 Mar , 2018  

Off of Highway 71, between Columbus and Cleveland, lies Ashland University, home to America’s latest varsity esports program. I had the opportunity to speak with the director of the school’s newly-formed program, Joshua Buchanan, to get a better picture of Ashland’s latest foray. “I first got involved in competitive esports when I joined Team Ascension […]

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Ten Things We Learned from the Regional Semis

27 Mar , 2018  

The regional semifinals are finished, and the National Championship picture is starting to take shape in College League of Legends. This week, we got a look at our biggest upset of the playoffs in the South and a marquee matchup between giants in the North.   Maryville University (North #3) vs. University of Manitoba (North […]

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Keys to Victory: Regional Semifinals

23 Mar , 2018  

The field of 31 thinned down to 16 for this weekend’s slate of Semifinal matches. Two matches stick out for this week’s match preview, and we have the keys to victory for these competitors. Simon Fraser (West #1) makes their playoff debut against British Columbia (West #4) in the collegiate El Clasico out West, and […]

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Becker College: At the Forefront of Collegiate Esports

22 Mar , 2018  

There’s no mistaking it: Esports has gotten pretty big over the years. Each year, we see bigger tournaments with fatter prize pools. Bigger view counts watching cooler plays. Even rewinding just a short decade back, it is incredible to see how far the realm of esports has come, from just a fun geeky past-time in […]

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Four Huge Takeaways from the Peach Belt Playoffs

20 Mar , 2018  

Over the past weekend, the inaugural season for the Peach Belt Conference came to its conclusion. Despite there only being one champion, two teams came out victorious, both notching spots in the Play-Ins for a chance at reaching the National Championship in Los Angeles. Today, we look at which team is feeling peachy after winning […]

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Inside Cal Poly Pomona: A Strong Scene for Multiple Esports

20 Mar , 2018  

Southern California has been the forefront of esports since the earliest days of the word “esports” itself. While many gaming companies and professional teams call SoCal home, so do a swath of popular colleges and seemingly countless high level Super Smash Bros. players. The intersection of college and video games has, perhaps unsurprisingly, spurned the […]

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Coaches’ Corner: Quarterfinal Grind

19 Mar , 2018  

Playoffs are well on their way, and what a week it has been! Even though it’s only the first round of playoffs, it’s already a crazy start with three upsets, ridiculous late-game comebacks, and clown fiestas left and right. Like the vocal audience on Twitch chat during these games, the coaches themselves have some feedback […]

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Playoff Preview: Peach Belt Conference Decides Winners This Weekend

16 Mar , 2018  

The Peach Belt Conference Playoffs begin Saturday March 17th and conclude the next day with two teams moving on in the College League of Legends postseason. These 8 teams are battling to represent the PBC in the cLoL Championship Play-In bracket taking place April 9th-22nd. I predict the 1st seed, University of North Georgia (9-0), […]

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StarCraft II Playoffs: Predictions

16 Mar , 2018  

The start of the 2018 Collegiate StarCraft playoffs is right around the corner. The post-season will get underway next Tuesday, March 20th. To mark the occasion, I’ve filled out a playoff bracket. I’ve also provided my commentary on some of the matches below. Make sure you fill out your own bracket and tweet them at […]

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Madden Season Launched

15 Mar , 2018  

The Spring season for our Collegiate Madden league has been launched on the website; read on for more information on what to expect as the season starts up! Season We will be using play-a-friend (Online – Head to Head) using standard NFL club teams with one Best-of-1 match per week throughout the regular season, and Best-of-3 […]

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By the Numbers: Patch 8.5

14 Mar , 2018  

One of the biggest challenges collegiate teams have to overcome that pros have more slack on is adapting to new in-game patches right away. In the pro scene, teams are given around an extra week and a half after a new patch is released before having to play on-stage with the new patch, and new champions […]

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CSL Smash Southeast Regional Recap

13 Mar , 2018  

SOUTHEAST   GT Baka4moe, UCF Gahtzu, and UCF drunksloth – 2nd, 1st, and 3rd in Melee singles (photo credit – Brandon Cooke, RecursionGG)   Melee Crews Bracket Winners Singles Bracket Winners University of Central Florida Georgia Tech [UCF] Gahtzu (Captain Falcon) [GT] baka4moe (Peach) [UCF] drunksloth (Ice Climbers)   We knew UCF was going to […]

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Six Takeaways from College LoL Regional Quarterfinals

12 Mar , 2018  

Across all 15 matches played in the cLoL postseason thus far, there have been three upsets – strictly using seeding as the predictor of who should win. Fortunately for collegiate LoL fans everywhere, CSL broadcasted two of those upsets: first we saw University of Waterloo take out Ryerson University followed by a five game marathon […]

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StarCraft II Power Ranking: The Top Ten Heading into Playoffs

9 Mar , 2018  

Collegiate StarCraft fans, rejoice! It’s time again for another top ten list. In this article, I will be ranking the teams based on two very similar sets of information. First, their plot armor: if I were writing this story (and I am), these are the teams that would succeed. Second, their chances of advancing. Fortunately, […]

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Matlock: Increase in Disciplinary Action This Season A Positive

9 Mar , 2018  

Riot released a few competitive rulings over the duration of the regular season. McGill University received a season ban for ringing and two players, Jeremy “Javage” Hsiung of University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Gleb “Spodërmen” Nakarikov of York University, received 1-match bans because of hate speech and abusive/disruptive behavior, respectively. In years past, […]

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Keys to Victory: Playoffs Week 1 Edition

8 Mar , 2018  

Well folks, it is that time of the year again. Each region has produced a handful of valiant competitors after a grueling regular season to compete for a Regional Title, and more importantly, a guaranteed spot in the National Championship bracket this upcoming May. This week, we preview four of the most intriguing matches across […]

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Dota Playoffs Launched

8 Mar , 2018  

The playoff brackets for both D1 and D2 Dota have been launched; read on for more information on what to expect.   Playoffs The top teams in each division have advanced to their respective single elimination playoff bracket, after penalizing teams with ineigible players and re-seeding as needed. The top teams in Division 1 will move […]

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LoL Playoffs Launched

7 Mar , 2018  

The playoff brackets for both JV1 and JV2 LoL have been launched; read on for more information on what to expect.   Playoffs The top teams in each division have advanced to a single elimination playoff bracket. The top teams in Junior Varsity 1 will move on to compete in our live final event. Our broadcast […]

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Starcraft Playoffs Launched

6 Mar , 2018  

The playoff brackets for both SC2 and SC:R have been launched; read on for more information on what changes were made and what to expect.   SC2 The playoff bracket is now live on the CSL site, please use the “PLAYOFF” button under the league drop down tab to view the match ups. The maps have […]

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CSL Staff Picks: Championship Matchups

2 Mar , 2018  

The regular season for the Big Four regions is officially over, and with playoff winds a blowin’, it’s officially bold prediction season! In that spirit, we asked each of our League of Legends content team members for their best guesses about this year’s National Championship matchup, as well as one potential Wild Card down the stretch. […]

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Coaches’ Corner Week 6: Together We Made It!

28 Feb , 2018  

Congratulations to all the teams that made it out of group stages!  Swiss groups are finally over and the triumphant teams are none the worse for wear (hopefully). Although some veteran teams were merely satisfied by their results, others were a mixture of shocked and relieved, happy at squeaking by into playoffs for another chance […]

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