The 2019 NACE CS:GO Collegiate Championship Expands Registration
| | Monday, January 28th, 2019 |

The 2019 NACE CS:GO Collegiate Championship Expands Registration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – January 28, 2018 – The National Association of Collegiate Esports has updated their collegiate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament for the Spring 2019 semester, which is being operated in partnership with Skillshot. The tournament is an entirely online tournament beginning on March 26, 2019 and running until April 27, 2019.

The registration cap is being increased to thirty-two teams as a result of higher than expected interest. Registration is open to member NACE schools through March 1, 2019. If the registration cap is not met by member NACE schools, non-member schools will be allowed to register through March 15, 2019. Non-member schools who have already registered will be allowed to remain in the tournament.

The format is as follows, with changes italicized:

  • Thirty-two team round-robin style pool play
  • Eight pools of four teams will play each other double round-robin style
  • Top two teams will move on from each pool into the playoffs
  • The sixteen teams in the playoffs will be seeded according to win/loss record
  • Playoffs will be single elimination
  • All matches, including Championship, will be held online remotely
  • The Championship will be held on April 27, 2019


For more information regarding registration, eligibility, and more, please refer to

Day One Schedule: March 26, 2019

About NACE:

The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) is a nonprofit membership association organized by and on behalf of our member institutions. Together, our members are developing the structure and tools needed to advance collegiate esports in the varsity space. We are collaborating to lay the groundwork in areas such as: Eligibility, Path to Graduation, and Competition & Scholarships. NACE is the only association of varsity esports programs at colleges and universities across the U.S. with over 100 member institutions and growing.

About Skillshot:

Skillshot provides a turnkey esports solution for leading competitive titles, including online and offline tournament organization, industry-leading esports production and active community management. Skillshot has more than five years of esports experience in hosting thousands of global competitors, paying out millions in tournament prizing and serving more than one billion esports views to date.