Dota 2 News


Waterloo's Team Development in Dota 2

March 25, 2020

Waterloo’s success this year in Dota 2 was earned through hours of practice to grow as a team, but surprisingly, this championship team only recently met in real life. Find out how UW developed their relationships and earned their success.

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The Collegiate Esports Athlete's Guide to Health & Quarantine Sanity

March 18, 2020

Quarantine seems imminent, but CSL won’t slow down! Take a look at this guide to make sure you know the build order for a healthy lifestyle and the combos to battle COVID-19.


Dota 2 Playoffs Recap: Surprises Galore

March 13, 2020

The Dota 2 playoffs only began two weeks ago, but we’re already rapidly approaching their conclusion! Four teams have punched their tickets to the upper bracket semifinals, and eight more teams in the lower bracket are ready for the next round. Read more here!


CSL Grand Finals 2020

March 10, 2020

CSL Grand Finals for the 2019-2020 season is rapidly approaching! Find out more information and get ready to see who will be crowned the grand champions for CSL!


Dota 2: What It Means To Be A Team

March 2, 2020

We asked the top Dota 2 teams of the season about how they achieved success and grew as a team to earn a spot in the playoffs. Take a look at all that players have accomplished in order to fight for their chance at the grand prize as we highlight contenders for CSL Grand Finals.


Gear up for the spring CSL Gears 5 league!

February 24, 2020

We're excited to announce the full spring 2020 league for Gears 5! Get your team together and gear up to compete for a piece of the $40,000 prize pool. Registration opens February 24th.


Dota 2 Recap: Missing Links

February 12, 2020

Stay awhile and listen as we recount tales of Dota 2 matches won and lost in the 10th week of regular season play. We’ll laugh, get salty, and forecast team placement in the playoffs as the end of the season looms.


School Spotlight: Cal Esports

February 6, 2020

Following their win at the first Heroes of the Dorm tournament in 2015, Cal Esports would use that momentum to build one of the largest collegiate esports clubs in the United States. We spoke with Cal Esports to learn more about their growth and future.


GameStop Weeklies are Back in 2020!

February 6, 2020

Better than ever, the GameStop Weeklies are back with $100 on the line per game, per week! If you’re looking for a new challenge or just a place to compete with your friends, look no further.


Casting and Community: An Interview with Ricky "rkryptic" Peterson

January 29, 2020

Ricky “rkryptic” Peterson in an integral part of the success of collegiate Dota, a master caster who builds community and hype on a weekly basis. Here, we take a look at some of rkryptic’s favorite CSL moments and recognize him for his dedication.

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CSL is Hiring!

January 29, 2020

After our biggest year yet, CSL is ready to kick it up another notch. If you want to join the leader in collegiate esports and help build something great for college students across North America, now is the time to throw your hat in the ring


Diversity in Gaming: An Interview with OSU's Holli

January 28, 2020

When we talk about esports and gaming, it’s important to include everyone. We spoke to Holli, an Overwatch and M:TGA player from OSU, to get her thoughts on the state of diversity in collegiate gaming.


CSL announces official partnership with DreamHack

January 21, 2020

CSL is excited to announce our two year partnership with DreamHack, the gaming lifestyle festival with events across the world, to become the exclusive provider of collegiate esports at DreamHack events across North America!