To all those who thought I fell off the face of the earth, have no fear! I’ve just been on hiatus a bit, stretching my writing time out collaborating with some new friends at the Collegiate Starleague. You might be wondering what on earth the CSL is, so I’ll give you a little backdrop.
Have you ever watched college sports? Maybe attended a game at your university? Then you know that there is a particular collegiate structure to them (which you will be familiar with in particular when it comes to basketball or football). The Collegiate Starleague uses the idea of college sports such as these in the context of Starcraft 2, while also reflecting South Korea’s Starcraft “Proleague” format. So, it’s collegiate e-sports, if you will. They started in the Fall of 2008, and are currently in their fourth season. You know what else is nice? The founder/head administrator is Mona Zhang, aka hazleynut. Score one for femme gamers out there!
I really liked the idea, and once I heard they were looking for contributors, I hopped on board for battle reports. Now, as playoffs start, I’m dipping my toes into the water of team interviews and playoff coverage. It’s been a really fun ride so far! You can see some of my CSL work here:
Anyway, I urge you to visit the CSL and get to know about them. Maybe your alma mater has a team, or maybe the college you go to right now does. If it doesn’t, and you play SC2 yourself, think about setting up a team! You can always get in touch with me to find out ways to promote, but it’s all on their site.
CSL Playoffs start Thursday, March 24th at 9PM at www.cstarleague.com!