gears Rules

CSL Gears 5 Spring 2020 League Rulebook

General Information

CSL is an intercollegiate gaming league open to all accredited colleges and universities in North America.

Summary of Key Points

Schedule - Regular Season

Schedule - Playoffs

Prize Pool

Please note: To be eligible for prizing, teams must actively participate in at least 4 out of the 6 Regular Season matches. Any team that forfeits 3 or more matches will not be eligible for prizing.

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 other coordinators and 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. Coordinators must have a Discord name attached to their CSL profile and must be members of the CSL Discord server, since Discord is where most communcation between teams will take place. You don't want to incur penalties because your coordinator is forgetful!

Official Rules

The following are the official rules of the CSL Gears 5 tournaments. 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

Regular Season Format

Playoffs and Tiebreakers

Match Format

Gameplay Rules

Administrative Rules

Penalties and Bannable Offenses

For any Gears 5 related questions - please feel free to email us at [email protected] or speak to CSL league officials live in the Gears 5 Help chat on DISCORD.