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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.

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Northwest Christian University Becomes First School in Oregon to Launch Varsity Esports Program

February 27, 2018

Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregeon is taking up the mantle as the first college in the state to offer a varsity esports program. Read more!

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Industry Insiders: Chad Smeltz Goes Back to his Roots

February 26, 2018

After going from early-career educator to professional League of Legends coach and general manager, Chad "History Teacher" Smeltz left the pro game to pursue opportunities in a place that most pros would shy away from: the collegiate ranks.

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CSL Final Fantasy Bracket Sponsored by HyperX

February 24, 2018

Anyone can enter, even grandma! Grab your friends, classmates, and corgi. Just like March Madness, you don't need to understand the game to join the fun.

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Twitch Badges and Emotes are here!

February 23, 2018

Due to popular demand we have formatted our channel with subscriber emotes and badges starting today across both our Twitch channels. We hope it’s a fun step forward to recognize our die-hard supporters and create another opportunity for our community to support the CSL.

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Kent State is (almost) a Varsity Esports School

February 15, 2018

Cleveland.com published a piece today about the exciting developments happening on campus at Kent State to solidify a varsity esports program! We thought it would be a great share for you to read, so make sure to click on over to the article here.

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Old Dominion University - Good Ol' Esports with an Eye to the Future

February 15, 2018

With collegiate esports becoming larger than ever, it's important not to forget about its humble origins. I chatted with Eric Lopez, the founder of Old Dominion University's Esports club, and learned about what it's like to create an organization “like the good old days.”

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Madden Registration Now Open

February 14, 2018

Collegiate Madden returns for Spring 2018; registration is open now through March 14th. Register now to compete for your slice of a $5,000 prize pool!

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Progress Through Protest: PACG May Change Collegiate Esports Landscape

February 13, 2018

Representatives from eleven of the PAC-12’s dozen schools banded together to form the PACG after the Power 5 conference decided not to pursue the creation of an official esports initiative. Their existence raises questions about collegiate esports in the future.

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Gogebic Catches the Esports Bug

February 10, 2018

Esports programs are becoming common among schools, but how about dedicating an arena? Gogebic's got it thanks to IT instructor Jim Halverson, the driving force of Gogebic Community College's collegiate gaming scene.

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Menlo College: Silicon Valley's New Hub for Collegiate Esports

February 8, 2018

Menlo College should be on your radar. You may not have heard about this small, baccalaureate college before, but their new esports program and scholarships are sure to make waves starting in Fall 2018.

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Industry Insiders: Jose Espin is a True Chicago Esports Story

January 27, 2018

Esports are growing on the strength of people, and Jose Espin, the coordinator of Robert Morris University's (IL) esports program, is one of those people - a true, blue, esports dream story for a local kid from Westchester, IL.

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END GAME event dates and registration links

January 22, 2018

CSL is excited to partner with Bud Light to bring exclusive END GAME fighting game events to Canada! If you're a Smash 4 player, this circuit is perfect for you with an $8,000 prize pool up for grabs. Here's a list of dates and places the CSL crew will be touring.