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what is csl?


Collegiate esports started with CSL, which hosted the first collegiate competition in 2009 and has grown to house teams from 1,800 college campuses across North America. CSL boasts leagues across a multitude of titles and platforms, for players of all skill levels.

Each year CSL's leagues and tournaments award scholarships to top rated student gamers, and in 2020, we will eclipse the $1 million mark in scholarships.

Our Story


CSL began as a StarCraft: Brood War intercollegiate tournament with 25 schools participating. Within 2 years, over 140 schools were registered to play as StarCraft II launched in 2010. CSL has since added games like League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite, Smash Bros, and more to the tournament circuit. Today, CSL is home to over 70,000 competing students across 1,800 universities in North America!

CSL has taken its Grand Finals across North America - working with major esports events such as MLG and Dreamhack, to hosting our own standalone events in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Toronto, and more. CSL also strives to work with collegiate esports clubs to help grow their communities on campus, and co-hosts dozens of on-campus events each school year. Join CSL today and help write the history of collegiate esports.

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Notable Alumni


  • Alum robinson

    Geoff "InControl" Robinson

    Player/Caster

    Alum ma

    Adrian "Adrian" Ma

    Player

    Alum price

    Apollo "Apollo" Price

    Player

  • Alum qin

    Bob "bobqinxd" qin

    Player

    Alum peng

    Yiliang "DoubleLift" Peng

    Caster

    Alum ling

    Kurtis "aui_2000" Ling

    Player

  • Alum plott

    Sean "Day[9]" Plott

    Player/Caster

    Alum young

    Tim "Shindigs" Young

    Admin

    Alum ewing

    Brandon "Atrioc" Ewing

    Writer

  • Alum riley

    Kevin "QXC" Riley

    Player

    Alum chou

    Dan "Frodan" Chou

    Caster

    Alum knocke

    Kevin Knocke

    Caster

  • Alum robinson

    Geoff "InControl" Robinson

    Player/Caster

  • Alum ma

    Adrian "Adrian" Ma

    Player

  • Alum price

    Apollo "Apollo" Price

    Player

  • Alum qin

    Bob "bobqinxd" qin

    Player

  • Alum peng

    Yiliang "DoubleLift" Peng

    Caster

  • Alum ling

    Kurtis "aui_2000" Ling

    Player

  • Alum plott

    Sean "Day[9]" Plott

    Player/Caster

  • Alum young

    Tim "Shindigs" Young

    Admin

  • Alum ewing

    Brandon "Atrioc" Ewing

    Writer

  • Alum riley

    Kevin "QXC" Riley

    Player

  • Alum chou

    Dan "Frodan" Chou

    Caster

  • Alum knocke

    Kevin Knocke

    Caster

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Meet the team.


  • Duran Parsi

    CEO

  • Neil Duffy

    CCO

  • Paul Stutes

    CTO

  • Meraj Delavari

    COO

  • Peter Zhang

    Production Manager

  • Tanya Alconcel

    Social Media Manager

  • Tiffany Kuan

    Content Manager

  • Lindsey Jurgenson

    Events Coordinator

  • Curtis Winger

    Tournament Manager

  • Brendan Rice

    Art Director