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Season Guide to CSL Summer 2018


General Information

CSL is an intercollegiate gaming league open to all accredited colleges and universities in North America. This is a season guide for Overwatch. We will be running a series of independent one-day tournaments throughout the Summer. Each tournament will consist of a double elimination bracket (maximum cap of 16 teams), with the winner's bracket being Best of Three, the loser's bracket being Best of One, and the finals being Best of Five with the winner's bracket team starting at 1-0.

Summary of Key Points

Tournament Dates

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/report 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 forgetful!

Official Rules

The following are the official rules of the CSL Overwatch 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.


Player Eligibility

Season Format

Match Format

Lobby Settings

Gameplay Rules

Administrative Rules

Penalties and Bannable Offenses

For any Overwatch related questions - please feel free to email us at [email protected] or speak to an admin live during each tournament on DISCORD in the OW Tournament Help chat

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