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Harrisburg University Wants to Help Transform a City with Esports

20 Nov , 2017  

As time goes on, it’s becoming more common to hear of new varsity esports initiatives being founded in North America. While every one of these announcements brings the promise of sustainable growth for the collegiate scene, not every one of them ties in the hopes and dreams of the city around it as well. Harrisburg […]

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StarCraft Week 6 Battle for California: UC Berkeley vs UC San Diego

20 Nov , 2017  

We were fortunate enough to see University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Diego, two of the best teams in California, go head-to-head on the new patch, which includes a significant set of changes. Prior to this match, UCSD had had solid results against the other California schools, but we mustn’t underestimate the […]

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Week Four Pre-Playoff Vainglory Recap

16 Nov , 2017  

With week four just about wrapped up and the playoffs right at our doorstep, we can finally take a peek at some highlights! It’s been wonderful to see all the new teams this fall prosper under adversity, with outfits such as University of Texas At Arlington, University of Houston, and Purdue University being notable examples. […]

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Prime Examples: Twitch Student and Collegiate Progress

14 Nov , 2017  

It’s common to say “It takes a village to raise a child.” This timeless proverb is an illustration of what is required to build something to its greatest heights. At a theoretical level, it describes a village being essential to the growth of a child in it. In the grand scheme of things, this proverb […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Georgia Tech: A Legacy of the Midwest

13 Nov , 2017  

Every so often, it’s important to take a step back from the matches and standings and focus on the players instead, who put in the effort to make an entity such as the Collegiate StarLeague possible. This week, I got the chance to speak with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s StarCraft II team. Georgia Tech […]

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Collegiate Starleague

An Underdog’s Tale: Samuel Ihlenfeldt’s Journey to the Top 4

10 Nov , 2017  

In early November, over six hundred of the world’s best Magic: the Gathering players descended upon the Albuquerque Convention Center for Pro Tour Ixalan. Among those competing in the elite circuit were familiar, well-known names, such as Mike Sigrist, Luis Scott-Vargas, Pascal Maynard, and Seth Manfield, along with many other community staples. However, among the […]

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Week 4 Collegiate Vainglory Roundup

8 Nov , 2017  

Week four! Oh boy, there’s a lot to talk about. It’s now far enough into the season where any misconceptions about possible playoff contenders can be safely thrown out the window. We know what the competition is, and we now know how they fare when put to the test, so let’s get into the nitty-gritty […]

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StarCraft Week 4 Recap

6 Nov , 2017  

I recommend checking the region report out for a general update on CSL StarCraft II news, but if you’re here for the newest news, you’re in the right place. Read on for a recap of last week’s action, including the streamed match featuring Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rochester Institute of Technology.  Check out the VOD […]

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Power Moves: The NCAA, Power Five Conferences, and Collegiate Esports

2 Nov , 2017  

The collegiate esports scene is on a massive incline, maintaining steady growth of varsity programs leading up to the 2018 season. While the sheer growth of collegiate esports has caught the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) eyes, Utah’s creation of a varsity program, with some schools like Syracuse looking to follow at the club sport […]

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Collegiate Vainglory Region Report Fall 2017

1 Nov , 2017  

Week three has just about wrapped up, which means we can start placing our bets for what teams are going to make it to the playoffs! Since some of the divisions this season are chock full of new teams, making educated predictions might as well be violently shaking a magic eight ball (which happens to […]

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Collegiate Starleague

STARCRAFT II REGION REPORT

30 Oct , 2017  

It’s about that time of year where a region report is in order. You may be thinking, “Gloob, you fool! We’re only in week four. Why are you doing this?” In my opinion, we’ve seen more than enough to make some easy predictions about the rest of this group stage. Read on for my thoughts […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Young Napoleon: The Drake Porter Story

30 Oct , 2017  

His team was far behind against their adversaries. They looked out of sorts from the get-go, a polar opposite of the game beforehand; from calm and cool execution across the map to chaotic disarray and no direction. “What are they doing?” he muttered, seeming to be disillusioned with what was being put on display in […]

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StarCraft Week 2: Battle for Illinois

25 Oct , 2017  

Last week we saw University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Chicago butt heads in what turned out to be a very weird series (especially the two versus two match, which I highly recommend watching). In what I have dubbed the Battle for Illinois, there could only be one winner. Read on for a […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Once More Unto the Fold: Week Two Collegiate Vainglory Recap

25 Oct , 2017  

The second week of Collegiate Vainglory is just about over, so let’s take some time to look at the results! At this point in the season, each team should now have a refined look into the competition, with a better understanding of what is expected of them if they want a chance at the finals […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Smash Catch Up

23 Oct , 2017  

Have you been following collegiate Smash this year? If you haven’t been, you should start! Each local qualifier has been filled with interesting storylines and wild matches. From Fox mains doing what Fox mains do best to exciting Captain Falcon play, there’s never a dull moment. So whether you’ve been following the scene or not, […]

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The First Taste of the Season: League of Legends Action at Dreamhack Denver

23 Oct , 2017  

Missed out on all the action this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Dreamhack Denver was host to a some high octane League of Legends play. In state clashes, hungry veterans and emerging newcomers were all on display. Here’s what went down.  Old Faces in New Places Source: Columbia College eSports Columbia College and the University […]

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Cultivating Progress: Culver-Stockton College Launches Varsity Esports Program

18 Oct , 2017  

The golden age of collegiate esports continues to rise and it seems to be centered primarily around the midwest, as another University in the Missouri Valley has announced a Varsity Esports initiative.  Officials at Culver-Stockton College unveiled the new esports addition to their Varsity sports programs at a press conference this past week on October […]

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Collegiate Starleague

New Season, New Triumphs: New Teams Take Charge in Collegiate Vainglory’s Season Premiere

18 Oct , 2017  

With the Fall season of Collegiate Vainglory well underway, here are the results for week one! There are a few juicy surprises here, so be sure to read on! In the east, Purdue University securely defeated University of Florida. With the former being the fresher of the two teams, and with Florida’s appearance at the […]

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Collegiate Starleague

StarCraft Premiere Week Action

16 Oct , 2017  

The 2017 Collegiate StarCraft season is underway! We have the top schools from North America duking it out for pride and internet glory. Read on to find out more! STARCRAFT: REMASTERED In the featured StarCraft: Remastered match we saw Andy Jeesu “Jeesu” Kim (Z) of Texas A&M University face off against University of Houston’s Pascal […]

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Collegiate Vainglory Fall Season Forecast

13 Oct , 2017  

Another Fall comes another season, which means another exciting year for collegiate Vainglory! This season might prove to be the most competitive yet, with the new school year meaning fresh blood is at the scene ready to prove their worth by any means necessary, while older teams are pressured to hang up their hats as […]

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CSL STARCRAFT: PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS

12 Oct , 2017  

It’s that time of year again. Classes are well underway for most of our registrants and the first matches of the season are right around the corner. This season will feature twenty one StarCraft II teams grouped into familiar divisions. On the StarCraft: Remastered side of StarCraft news, we have 23 brave challengers. Read on […]

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CSL 2017-2018 Broadcast Schedule

11 Oct , 2017  

Greetings to our community and fans of the Collegiate Starleague. Broadcasts are returning for the fall season! We’ve simplified our broadcast schedule to: Mon/Wed 4pmPT/7pmET – CSGO Match 1 – twitch.tv/cstarleague7pmPT/10pmET – CSGO Match 2 – twitch.tv/cstarleague Tue/Thur 4pmPT/7pmET – Dota2 Match 1 – twitch.tv/cstarleague4pmPT/7pmET – VG Match – twitch.tv/cstarleague27pmPT/10pmET – Dota2 Match 2 – […]

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Collegiate Starleague

Tanks, Carries, and Teemos, Oh My! Big Takeaways from the TenGiG Festival

9 Oct , 2017  

“Nobody can ban me out, because I doubt they will ban Teemo,” Seth “Bioƒrost” Lee. Chattanooga played host to a thrilling collegiate League of Legends tournament this past weekend, displaying a slice of what the South Region will bring to the table this upcoming season. With the confetti cannons settled, we look back at how […]

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Collegiate Starleague

First Blood: TenGiG Festival’s Three Big Storylines

5 Oct , 2017  

The groups have been drawn and the schedule is set for the Southeastern League of Legends Collegiate Invitational at TenGiG Festival this weekend in Chattanooga, TN. It’s one of our first looks at Collegiate League of Legends’ South Region, so here are three things to be on the lookout for during the tournament. 1. Battles for Second […]

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Winter Has Come: University of Alaska Anchorage is a New Esports Initiative in an Unexpected Place

28 Sep , 2017  

The frozen tundra up north. Home to mountains, the wild, remote civilization and…..competitive video games?  Look no further than Anchorage, the common epicenter of society within Alaska, where the rumblings have begun: esports have arrived. The University of Alaska Anchorage Campus – Image Acquired by way of [60 teams in 60 Days] University of Alaska […]

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Collegiate Brood War Returns

27 Sep , 2017  

The Collegiate Starleague was built around StarCraft: Brood War, a game that was almost ten years old before the North American collegiate scene formed around it. After a few seasons, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty took over and, since then, the league has expanded to include some games that don’t have “Star” in the name. […]

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Collegiate Starleague

TenGiG Festival League of Legends Offers First Test for South Region

26 Sep , 2017  

This coming October, eight universities will converge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for TenGiG Festival’s inaugural Southeastern Region Collegiate League of Legends Invitational. The three-day event kicks off on Friday, October 6th, with media days happening that afternoon. The following two days will be filled with collegiate League of Legends action and will give us a taste […]

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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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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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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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