This is the full text of Duran Parsi's(in CSL) 9/3/2017 press release.
CSL is happy to announce our partnership with Bethesda to bring you the official Quake Collegiate Championship! This school year we’re set to bring both 4v4 and 1v1 formats to the collegiate space. Quake was the first real esport and the release of Quake: Champions is going to provide a huge boost to the franchise’s community, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.
This year’s competitive season will feature a $100,000 prize pool divided between 4v4 Sacrifice mode and 1v1 Duel mode. Full details are below:
GEARING UP -- FALL 2017
This Fall we’ll host monthly beta tournaments. Each tournament will be played on the Sacrifice (4v4) game mode and feature a $150 prize pool, awarded to the winning team. These tournaments will be single elimination. The full schedule is below:
Registration: September 15-27
Tournament date: September 30-October 1
Registration: October 2-12
Tournament date: October 14-15
Registration: November 1-10
Tournament date: November 11-12
Registration: November 17-27
Tournament date: December 2-3
SACRIFICE (TEAM) LEAGUE -- SPRING 2018
Registration will open January 1 and will be free to enter. Teams must consist of 4 players from the same university and must satisfy general CSL eligibility requirements (full time student status in good academic standing). The league will then begin in February and run through June. The top 4 teams from the league will earn an all expense paid trip to QuakeCon 2018 to play LIVE for the championship!
DUEL (INDIVIDUAL) LEAGUE -- SUMMER 2018
Registration for our individual league will open in May and will be free to enter. Teams are comprised of one individual, but there is no summer school status requirement. Students must have at least been full time in Spring 2018 to be eligible to compete. The regular season begins in June and concludes in July, with the top 8 individual players advancing to QuakeCon 2018 to play LIVE for the championship!
Excited? We are, too!
Get ready for a year of awesome Quake: Champions! We hope that you’re as excited as we are to kick off the season. Stay tuned for a detailed ruleset and registration which will open within the next two weeks. In the meantime, make sure to follow us @collegiatequake on Twitter or reach out to us at email@example.com for more information!