csgo Rules

Season Guide to CSL Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Counterstrike: Global Offensive

General Information

CSL is an intercollegiate gaming league open to all accredited colleges and universities in North America. We will be running a year-long season with weekly matches. There will be two divisions: Division 1 for "competitive schools" and Division 2 for "casual schools". During the regular season, teams will play Best of Ones with preset maps in two round robin conferences; the first being geographical, and the second being mixed based on seeding. The top teams of the second round robin will then advance to a Best of Three single-elimination playoff bracket using CEVO's map veto system.

We have partnered with CEVO for server/match support, so all participants will need to install the CEVO client and anti-cheat in order to participate. General CEVO rules will be used by default unless otherwise stated and can be viewed HERE.

Since CEVO is providing the server/client logistics, they will be handling all CEVO website, client, server, and potential cheating issues, so please use the follow list to help send your issues to the correct place:

Summary of Key Points

Schedule - First Half

Schedule - Second Half

Schedule - Playoffs

Prize Pool (Division 1)

Tips for New Coordinators and Teams

Running a CSL team can be daunting, fun, or both! Here are some tips that we've gathered over the years to make the best of your experience:

1. Read the rules

Carefully. Rules are very important for creating a smooth experience!

2. Pick a responsible coordinator

This is the person who will submit lineups/reports on time, file disputes for forfeits or cheating accusations, and communicate with CSL admins on your behalf. You don't want to incur penalties because your coordinator is disorganized or forgetful!

3. Know that not all players are flexible

The default time for CSL matches is set for Saturday 12:00pm Pacific. Most of the time our teams are friendly and can reschedule, but you may run up against a team that also has other obligations and cannot. Sign your team up for this league knowing that you will have to set aside time on Saturday afternoons.

Official Rules

The following are the official rules of the CSL CS:GO league; by default we will be using CEVO rules and cfg unless otherwise denoted, available HERE. Rules cover eligibility, format, match procedures, reporting, penalties, and more. Any issues that arise which are not covered within the current rules will be settled at the discretion of CSL admins on a case-by-case basis, and when applicable, penalties set when deemed appropriate. Rules may be added or modified if deemed necessary.

Team Eligibility

Player Eligibility

Regular Season Format

Playoffs and Tie Breakers

Match Format

Map Order

Gameplay Rules

Administrative Rules

Broadcast Rules

Penalties and Bannable Offenses

For any CS:GO related questions - please feel free to email us at [email protected] or speak to an admin live during office hours on DISCORD in the CS:GO Tournament chat every Weds 5pm to 6pm PST/8pm to 9pm EST

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