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Season Guide to CSL Fall 2017 - Spring 2018


General Information

CSL is an intercollegiate gaming league open to all accredited colleges and universities in North America. We will be running two semester long seasons with weekly matches. There will be a single unified division for all teams. During each regular season, teams will play Best of Three’s in round robin conferences. The top teams of the the round robins will then advance to a Best of Three single-elimination playoff bracket for that season. All matches will be played using official VGL Rules unless otherwise denoted.

Summary of Key Points

Schedule - Fall Season

Schedule - Spring Season

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. You don't want to incur penalties because your coordinator is disorganized or forgetful!

3. Know that not all players are flexible

The default time for CSL matches is set for Saturday 12:00pm Pacific. Most of the time our teams are friendly and can reschedule, but you may run up against a team that also has other obligations and cannot. Sign your team up for this league knowing that you will have to set aside time on Saturday afternoons.

Official Rules

The following are the official rules of the CSL Vainglory 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. We will be utilizing the official VGL Rules unless otherwise denoted.

Team Eligibility

Player Eligibility

Regular Season Format

Playoffs and Tie Breakers

Match Format

Gameplay Rules


Administrative Rules

Broadcast Rules

Penalties and Bannable Offenses

For any Vainglory related questions - please feel free to email us at [email protected] or speak to an admin live during office hours on DISCORD in the Vainglory Tournament chat every Weds 5pm to 6pm PST/8pm to 9pm EST