NACE Presents Their First Collegiate CS:GO Tournament for Spring 2019
| | Monday, January 14th, 2019 |

NACE Presents Their First Collegiate CS:GO Tournament for Spring 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – January 14, 2018 – The National Association of Collegiate Esports will be holding a collegiate Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament for the Spring 2019 semester in partnership with Skillshot. This will be an entirely online tournament beginning on March 26, 2019 and running until April 27, 2019. Registration is open to both member and non-member NACE schools, and will be open through March 15, 2019.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with NACE in providing esports competition for college students,” said Todd Harris, President of Skillshot. “We see first hand the value universities and students realize by adopting formal esports programs and working with NACE.”

The 2019 NACE CS:GO Collegiate Championship will be hosted on the Toornament platform. This is the second semester that NACE has utilized this platform for collegiate competition. All registration, scheduling, and information will be placed on the Toornament website.

The format will be as follows:

  • Sixteen team round-robin style pool play
  • Four 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 eight 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


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.