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Season Guide to CSL Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

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General Information

CSL is an intercollegiate gaming league open to all accredited colleges and universities in North America. We will be running three separate qualification circuits leading up to a final event for duos: a year-long season, a series of one-day tournaments, and regional LAN events. A combined total of (16) teams will qualify for the finals. Our final event will take place on PC; competitors may use any other fully compatible platform for the qualifiers and can use controllers but must provide their own at the finals (controllers must be official 1st party plug and play; any competitors with an illegal device will be forced to use mouse and keyboard). The server will be NA-East by default for the first game (unless both teams agree to change), with the losing team given the option to change to another NA server for each subsequent game.

During the year-long season, teams will play Best of Threes in a two round robin conference; the first geographical and the second re-seeded and mixed by the results of the first, with the top teams advancing to a Best of Three double-elimination playoff bracket with (8) teams qualifying for the finals. During the one-day tournaments, teams will play Best of Threes in single elimination brackets with continuous play; the top 4 teams from each bracket will advance to the second stage, which will be a combined Best of Three double elimination bracket with (4) teams qualifying for the finals. During the regional LAN events, teams will play Best of Threes in single elimination brackets with the (4) regional winners qualifying for the finals.

Summary of Key Points

Schedule - Season

Schedule - Tournament Series

Schedule - Regional LAN Events (Example, to be finalized)

Prize Pool

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 on a weekly basis; coordinators will also be responsible for making sure all team members are eligible under the rules. You don't want to incur penalties because your coordinator is disorganized or forgetful!

3. Know that not all teams 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 Fortnite league. 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

League Format

Season Format

Tournament Format

Regional LAN Format

Match Format

Gameplay Rules

Administrative Rules

Broadcast Rules

  1. If your team has been selected for a broadcast your coordinator will be notified via email
  2. The match will be moved from the default time to a broadcasted time slot. Please check your individual team pages to confirm these changes
  3. Yes, this is mandatory
  4. Once you're scheduled for a broadcast you may not move or reschedule the match without the approval of the production director. Doing so or playing ahead of your broadcasted time will result in a forfeit for both teams
  5. This year we will allow teams to notify us no later than 7 days prior to their broadcast date if they have an issue with the time presented. Any team that cancels later than that 7 day period will be automatically forfeited.(Certain times there will be exceptions, e.x. first couple weeks of the fall, as it's very sudden for those team to prepare/adjust schedules for match times.)
  6. This year we will be a lot more stricter on the 4pmPT and 7pmPT start times. Same goes with rules in regards to showing up late. Please keep this in mind as you register for spring classes
  7. If your team is planning on dropping out or going inactive please let the production director or one of the admins know asap. Going dark and not saying anything leaves us vulnerable and creates a bad impression of your team/school
  8. You can view the publicly available broadcast schedule HERE (TBD)

Penalties and Bannable Offenses

For any Fortnite related questions - please feel free to email us at [email protected] or speak to an admin live at the default match time on DISCORD in the Fortnite Tournament chat every Monday 8pm-9pm PST

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