Super Smash Bros. News

Press Release

Overwatch & Hearthstone Summer Tournaments for 2019

June 11, 2019

School might be out for summer, but the games are still on! CSL is hosting a series of Overwatch and Hearthstone tournaments during the Summer with a $4,000 and $2,000 prize pool, respectively. Win some cool cash while honing your skills with your collegiate team!

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Breaking News

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.

Press Release

Pacific Northwest Smash 4 crews preview

February 24, 2018

UW Seattle is hosting the best collegiate Smash players in the Northwest, each of them vying for an invitation to the next round of the CSL circuit.

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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.

Recap

CSL Smash Southwest/Ontario Regional Recaps

February 20, 2018

This Presidents’ Day weekend, elite college Smashers from the Southwestern United States and Ontario, Canada gathered to fight their way through our regional qualifiers, hoping to earn a spot in the next round of the circuit at divisional finals. Recap here!

Breaking News

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.”

Recap

COLLEGIATE SMASH CALIFORNIA REGIONAL WRAPUP

February 14, 2018

Smash regionals are back--NorCal, SoCal, and New England pit their best against each other for highly coveted spots at Divisional Finals in the spring.

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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.

Interview

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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McMaster Underdogs Attempt To Fight Off Top Ontario Player

February 9, 2018

Marking the halfway point of the Bud Light End Game Canadian FGC tour, some of Ontario’s underdog collegiate players and a familiar face gathered at Emerson 109 in Hamilton for another night of Smash 4 this Wednesday.

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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.