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The Counter Strike Amateur League (often abbreviated to CSAL) is a series of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive amateur tournaments held by fr0g.

The latest edition of the tournament, Season 3, was held between January 20th, 2018 and February 11th, 2018, and saw Infinix UK beat Pragmatic eSports 2-1 in the best-of-three final.

Season 1

Season 1 was held in late 2016, with announcements made on the organisation's Steam Group of the teams involved[1]. The format was described as an 8-team Double Elimination

Teams

  • Team InfiniX 
  • Project InfiniX
  • ProLex eSports
  • Orient eSports
  • Invidious eSports
  • CooksUK
  • Team Rebellium
  • Fabulous Knights

Citation[2].

Results

Season 2

The second season of the CSAL started on February 24, 2017. Eight teams participated in the event which featured a group stage for the first time. InfiniX Black won the final, as they beat Immense Esports 2-0.

Teams

  • Destined
  • ExA eSports
  • InfiniX Black
  • Immense Esports
  • Purgatory.UK
  • Team InfiniX 
  • TTH
  • Venus Esports

Results

Group A:

Team Record Pts
1 Immense Esports 3-0 16 Advanced
2 InfiniX Black 2-1 10 Advanced
3 Team InfiniX 1-2 9
4 Purgatory.UK 0-3 0

Group B:

Team Record Pts
1 Venus Esports 3-0 10 Advanced
2 Destined 1-2 8 Advanced
3 TTH 2-1 6
4 ExA eSports 0-3 0

Play-Offs:

Semi-Finals (best-of-three)

  • Immenese Esports 2-0 Destined
  • InfiniX Black 2-0 Venus Esports

Final

  • Immense Esports 0-2 InfiniX Black

Season 3

The third season of the CSAL started on January 20th, 2018. Eight teams participated in the event which returned to the double elimination format. Team InfiniX retained the title, after defeating Pragmatic eSports 2-1.

Teams

  • Diversity
  • Fat Vikings
  • InfiniX EU*
  • Infinix UK
  • Pragmatic
  • Rising Wolves
  • Team Teqk
  • Team Zenetics

*Infinix EU started the tournament known as LF ORG.

Results

Round 1 (losers fall to LB Round 1):

  • Pragmatic 1-0 Team Zenetics
  • Infinix EU 1-0 Fat Vikings
  • Rising Wolves 0-1 Infinix UK
  • Diversity 0-1 Team Teqk

Round 2 (losers fall to LB Round 2):

  • Pragmatic 1-0 Infinix EU
  • Infinix UK 1-0 Team Teqk

Round 3 (losers fall to LB Round 4):

  • Pragmatic 1-0 Infinix UK

Losing Round 1 (losing team eliminated):

  • Team Zenetics 0-1 Fat Vikings
  • Rising Wolves 0-1 Diversity

Losing Round 2 (losing team eliminated):

  • Team Teqk 0-1 Fat Vikings
  • Infinix EU 0-1 Diversity

Losing Round 3 (losing team eliminated):

  • Fat Vikings 0-1 Diversity

Losing Round 4 (losing team eliminated, winner moves to final):

  • Infinix UK 1-0 Diversity

Final:

  • Pragmatic 1-2 Infinix UK

Season 4

The fourth season of CSAL was suggested by the organisations Twitter account on February 15th, 2018[3]. The top four teams from Season 3 (Infinix UK, Pragmatic, Diversity, Fat Vikings), and four teams from a qualification stage (Flawless eSports, Except Esports, BTFV, Vallery 5) qualified. However, on April 8th, it was announced that several teams had dropped out[4]. It is unclear whether the event will still continue.

The fourth season was officially confirmed on Twitter on June 25th, 2018, and will feature between 8 and 16 European teams.[5]

References

  1. FR0G, Steam Community <https://steamcommunity.com/groups/csamateurleaguee#announcements/detail/798653837790217500>
  2. Challonge.com, CSAL1 <https://csamateurleague.challonge.com/Season1>
  3. CSAL, Twitter <https://twitter.com/CSAmateurLeague/status/964195974951337984>
  4. CSAL, Twitter <https://twitter.com/CSAmateurLeague/status/982773487369629696>
  5. CSAL, Twitter <https://twitter.com/CSAmateurLeague/status/1011129617862811648> Accessed July 01, 2018
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