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NOW HIRING: Graphic Designer

August 13, 2020

CSL is looking for a new Graphic Designer to help support our Marketing team. If you have experience in graphic design and a passion for games, check out the job description.

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NOW HIRING: Social Media Manager

August 13, 2020

CSL is looking for a new Social Media Manager to be a part of our marketing team. If you think you have what it takes, check out the job description and send us your resume.


Training To Go Pro - What Does It Take?

June 29, 2020

Are you thinking about becoming an esports pro? It's more than just playing a few matches a day - it requires some pretty serious hours of training if you want to make it to the top.


Meet UIC, Your CSL Dota 2 Grand Champions!

June 1, 2020

Despite the effects of COVID-19, this year’s CSL Dota 2 Grand Finals were a rousing event, with the University of Illinois at Chicago scoring one of the most impressive runs in the history of CSL. Read a little about the team’s history and see the match replay right here.


CSL Grand Finals 2019-20 Hub

May 14, 2020

The CSL Grand Finals are almost here! Who will be crowned this year’s Collegiate Champions? Don’t miss any of the action--get all your must-have info right here at our hub.


CSL's Dota 2 Grand Finals Are In Sight

May 14, 2020

By popular demand, CSL has decided to move forward with Grand Finals. Take a look here for a quick Dota 2 season recap and some thoughts on the teams that will be playing in the biggest event of the year!


Fighting Game UI and You

May 4, 2020

Curious about why user interface is important in fighting games like Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, and Smash Brothers? We’re taking a look at some of the best and worst examples of fighting game UI to show how just much of an impact it has.

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CSL and TikTok team up to create the "TikTok Cup"

April 27, 2020

Looking to flex your might in a new competition? Look no further! CSL and TikTok are teaming up to give collegiate esports competitors $60k in prize money to support educational expenses.


Dota 2: Getting Picky About Pick Order

April 8, 2020

Dota 2 players of all skill levels claim that they know exactly what heroes a team should pick to win and when they should pick them, but has anyone actually taken the time to analyze how teams draft? We have, so we’re sharing our analysis here.


Fighting Games and Cabin Fever

April 3, 2020

The arrival of quarantine has put a great damper on a lot of parts of the lives of many with the cancellation of FGC and Smash events everywhere, but there is actually a lot that one could be getting done even during such a trying time.


Waterloo's Team Development in Dota 2

March 25, 2020

Waterloo’s success this year in Dota 2 was earned through hours of practice to grow as a team, but surprisingly, this championship team only recently met in real life. Find out how UW developed their relationships and earned their success.


The Collegiate Esports Athlete's Guide to Health & Quarantine Sanity

March 18, 2020

Quarantine seems imminent, but CSL won’t slow down! Take a look at this guide to make sure you know the build order for a healthy lifestyle and the combos to battle COVID-19.


Dota 2 Playoffs Recap: Surprises Galore

March 13, 2020

The Dota 2 playoffs only began two weeks ago, but we’re already rapidly approaching their conclusion! Four teams have punched their tickets to the upper bracket semifinals, and eight more teams in the lower bracket are ready for the next round. Read more here!