smash Rules

Season Guide to CSL 2019-2020 School Year

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Melee

General Information

CSL is an intercollegiate gaming league open to all accredited colleges and universities in North America. We will be running a series of crew battles at local events, leading up to regional and divisional championships, culminating in the national finals for both Smash Ultimate and Melee. All teams must provide one FULL setup at their local qualifiers; this includes one fully functioning console capable of playing Super Smash Bros. Melee/Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a CRT television screen (Melee)/gaming monitor (Smash Ultimate).

Summary of Key Points

Schedule - Local Qualifiers

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/reports on time, file disputes for forfeits or cheating accusations, and communicate with CSL admins on your behalf on a weekly basis; coordinators will also be responsible for making sure all team members are eligible under the rules. You don't want to incur penalties because your coordinator is disorganized or forgetful!

Official Rules

The following are the official rules of the CSL Smash Ultimate and Melee leagues. 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.

Team Eligibility

Player Eligibility

Tournament Format

Circuit Format


Gameplay Rules - SSBM

Gameplay Rules - SSBU

Administrative Rules

Penalties and Bannable Offenses

Fees, Data, Travel and Other Legal Notices

For any Smash related questions - please feel free to email us at [email protected]