24 August 2016 - 00:25

CSL Announces Collegiate CS:GO Season

CSL, the primary organizer of collegiate CS, announced on August 23rd that they will host their next season of collegiate CS:GO competition.
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CSL, or Collegiate StarLeague, announced on Aug. 23 that they will host their next season of collegiate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition. CSL is the primary organizer of collegiate CS, and have been around since 2009.

The regular season will be split up into two parts. The first part will have multiple groups based off of geography. Each team will play every other team, like in a Round Robin. Each team will also play exactly one match per week.

The second half of the regular season will be played the same way, but groups will be organized based on how well teams performed in their regional groups. The season will be finished with a single-elimination playoff bracket featuring the best teams from each group in the second half of the season. Those teams will compete for a piece of an impressive $50,000 prize purse.

Collegiate play is a great thing for any competition, as it allows students to compete at a high level while studying for a degree. In League of Legends, current professionals have been discovered in a collegiate league.

CSL is open for any college students in North America. Last season seemed to be a huge success, and the prize pool has increased by 1000% from last year's $5,000 purse. You can register at any point in September, and the season officially starts on Oct. 8. 

You can go to CSL's website at any point in November to register your school's team.

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