StarCraft II News


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.

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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.


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.


SCII Postseason Soundbites: Players Sound Off

February 23, 2018

See what the teams themselves have to say about their performance so far and their upcoming matches. Fortunately, I surveyed some of the more prominent teams in the league so that you can get a glimpse of the view from the trenches.

Breaking News

Kent State is (almost) a Varsity Esports School

February 15, 2018 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.


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.”


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.


StarCraft II Week 12 Roundup: End of the Road

February 13, 2018

The last week of regular season play is finished! Whether you’ve been following all along or are just tuning in now, read on for a brief roundup of Collegiate StarCraft on heading into the playoffs.


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.


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.


StarCraft II Week 11 Roundup: The Home Stretch

February 6, 2018

Things are good in Philly for football fans and collegiate StarCraft fans alike. While the football season has ended, the StarCraft season is just starting to heat up. So close to playoffs, the results of Week 11 were crucial for some of our teams.


StarCraft II Power Ranking: The Top 10 in Week 10

January 29, 2018

“Hell, it’s about time” ... for another power ranking! The ten teams featured in this article are not only the best teams in the league, they are also the most dedicated. These are the teams that show up every week with solid lineups and an appetite for victory.