We're back with another year of League of Legends. Last year was our first time running JV1 and JV2 leagues and we're going to continue that trend and keep creating an awesome experience for the players. We spent the summer talking to players and coordinators alike, collecting valuable feedback, and preparing for the new year. As such, we're making a few changes to our format that we hope players will enjoy.
The pre-season league is open to all teams that are looking to compete in the College League of Legends season. The format will be similar to traditional CSL seasons. However, it will run slightly later in the Fall semester to ensure that we do not conflict with the official CLOL season in 2019. There will be a $1,500 prize pool for our pre-season: $1,000 to the winning team and $500 to the runner up. Our pre-season league is open to an unlimited number of teams from each school. [NOTE: we are not affiliated with the CLOL season at all, and this pre-season is not officially endorsed or supported by Riot]
Our Junior Varsity 1 League allows any team that is NOT competing in CLOL to compete. The prize pool is $10,000, distributed to the top 4 teams in the league. The top teams at the end of the season will earn an expenses paid trip to the CSL Finals! The number of teams in the playoffs and the number of teams that will advance directly to the playoffs from the first half are TBD based on the total number of teams that participate. Finally, there will be product prizing for the Winter Invitational teams: 5 Keyboards for the winning team, 5 Mice for the runner ups.
As soon as registration ends, we will make sure to update the rules to reflect the final numbers!
Our Junior Varsity 2 League is open to any player that is ranked Gold League (in Solo/Duo) or lower! Any number of teams per school can compete. The initial threshold for determination is final placement in the current LoL Season. We provide product prizing for our JV2 league: the 1st place team will receive 5 Keyboards and the 2nd place team will receive 5 Headsets. The number of teams in the playoffs and the number of teams that will advance directly to the playoffs from the first half are TBD based on the total number of teams that participate. As soon as registration ends, we will make sure to update the rules to reflect the final numbers! The Winter Invitational winner will receive 5 Mice, while the 2nd place finisher will receive 5 Mousepads.
The top teams from our JV1 and JV2 leagues will earn automatic top seeded spots in the winner bracket of the playoffs after the conclusion of the first half games (Week 7 in the regular season). In addition to earning top seeds in the playoff brackets, the teams will be placed into the Winter Invitational bracket. This tournament will be played early in the Spring semester and provide additional prizing! This allows us to incentivize play for the first half of the season while providing more opportunities for teams to make the playoffs, as well as giving out some extra loot along the way.
If you're returning to CSL again, read this over as a refresher. Alternatively, if you are new to CSL as a player, coordinator, coach, or faculty, these are helpful bits of information for you. For complete details, please read the rules page linked below as well! For any additional questions, you can reach us at [email protected]!