Registration for the Collegiate Starleague will be open on November 2nd for StarCraft 2, League of Legends, and Dota 2. Official league games will start on the weekend of November 23rd. Coordinators should finalize recruiting their teams and rosters for their Division 1 teams and Division 2 teams. Be sure that each member of your team has a valid university email address to be verified as a student. Any exceptions to registration will be handled on a case by case basis and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams are expected to commit to the entire season of games, and some teams may be penalized if they forfeit excessively after registering for the league.
Teams will be sorted into groups determined by their region (we will do our best to accommodate). Games will be played once a week over the course of the season, and the top teams in each group will advance to the playoff bracket which will be played through the final portion of the season. Number of groups and who advances will be determined by the number of teams that register for each game.
Below is an updated season schedule. We are taking feedback on our schedule, so please let us know your comments!
Nov 2 - registration
Nov 24 - week 1
Dec 7 - week 2
Jan 12 - week 3
Jan 19 - week 4
Jan 26 - week 5
Feb 2 - week 6
Feb 9 - week 7
Feb 16 - week 8
Feb 23 - week 9
Mar 2 - week 10
Mar 16 - ro128
Mar 23 - ro64
Mar 30 - ro32
Apr 13 - ro16
Apr 20 - ro8
Apr 27 - semi final
We are aiming to have the CSL Finals be played live at the end of May, or in June, pending venue availability and locations!
Yes! Regional LAN events are back! We have two Regional LANs lined up for this season.
Late January, 2014 - West Coast Regional @ San Jose State University
Early March, 2014 - East Coast Regional @ University of Maryland, College Park
We'll be announcing exact details in the next month or two for how you can register to attend, prize information, and stipend applications.
What's new this season? We'll be offering Division 1 and Division 2 play. Division 1 will be for teams who are more competitive, Division 2 will be for casual play. The choice to enter Division 1 is voluntary, there will be no up-downs, or anything of the sort. Anyone who wants to field a competitive team can do so. Teams can have both a Division 1 and Division 2 team in the league (players can't swap between teams)!
What are scrims? Think 1 match a week of collegiate action isn't enough for you? We can solve your problem! You will be able to challenge any team to a scrimmage (either ranked or unranked) to get your fix. Ranked scrims will count for a team's ELO and may qualify teams for additional tournaments and prizes. Unranked are purely for fun - teams can also have some flexibility in choosing their own formats.
What's taking so long? We're trying to build a website that doesn't exist anywhere in eSports. We're not running off a template - everything on our site is custom built, and specially designed. The scope of the project is pretty large, and unfortunately, we lack the funds to pay a development team to work full time. Our dev team consists of two interns who are also full time students and have to balance their work on the CSL website with their own school and work. This means that we haven't been able to finish as quickly as expected - but we are working hard! If you are an experienced Ruby developer looking for an internship or interesting career opportunity - please email email@example.com for info!
What's the prize pool? CSL is no longer working under a corporate entity (Azubu), and as such, will be funding the season ourselves. This means we are currently raising money to host all the events and fund all the prizes that we can. When we have funding confirmed, we will announce prizes for the year. Currently, we have earmarked budgets for each of the Regional LAN events and are looking for sponsors to be able to fund a live finals and prize pool for the season. Stay tuned for more updates as 2014 rolls around. We won't announce anything until we have the funds fully confirmed because we want to avoid the headache of delayed prize payouts and uncertainty.
Please note, our goal here is transparency. We want to be honest with the community about where we stand, what we're doing, and what we want to contribute to the community. We hope that this will be the best year yet for CSL and our amazing staff will be working hard to put on a show for everyone.
Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for updates on the process and stand by with your teams.
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