Before doing anything on the CSL you need to register as a player. To do so, click the Register link in the user area in the top right area of the site.
Important! It is very important that you only register for the CSL once. If you have registered before but can't login (e.g. you forgot your login details), please make a support ticket including as much information as you can remember to help find your account (e.g. email address, nickname, ICQ number, gameaccounts).
Simply fill in the form like below, entering your email address twice (in lowercase), your nickname, clantag if you are in a clan, the country you live in (not your nationality), your language and how you found out about the CSL. All of this information can be changed later.
Important! It is very important that the email address you enter is real and correct. Before being able to login you will need to confirm your registration with a link sent in your email. You should also check your junk mail/anti spam settings to ensure emails from firstname.lastname@example.org are not automatically deleted.
Within a couple of minutes you should have an email from the Consoles Sports League (email@example.com) titled Registration Successful. Inside will be a link to set your password and login to your account for the first time.
Your password needs to be at least 5 characters long consisting of a-z, A-Z and 0-9. It should not contain any special characters. Once your password is set you will be automatically logged in.
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Fill in your profile
While not necessary to play in most of our leagues, filling in your profile is highly recommended to be part of the CSL community. To start filling your profile, click Settings in the user box then Edit personal info.
Here you can change the details you entered when you registered and enter much more. The more you enter, the better your profile will look. Some other benefits of entering information is it makes your account look more real and if you ever have problems logging in (e.g. you lose access to your email address) the information you enter can be used to prove who you are. If you don't want your details publicly visible then just don't tick the checkbox to the right hand side.
Important! For most of our leagues you need to enter at least once contact method that is made public, usually your Xbox LIVE Gamertag // PSN ID and an ICQ number, so that other players can easily get in contact with you at match time.
If you go back to Settings there are additional places to enter even more details. Tell the world your favourite things at Edit "More about me", put a face to your name with Change photo or Upload logo.
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Most games supported on the CSL have some kind of gameaccount system, a way of uniquely identifying players who have the game. Before playing in leagues for these games you need to register your gameaccounts with us.
For Xbox 360 games, you'll need an "Xbox LIVE Gamertag", while when playing PlayStation 3 games, you need to register your "PlayStation Network ID". Wii games usually have a so called "friends code" for each game.
To add gameaccounts, click Settings and go to Gameaccounts (Gamertag). Select the type of gameaccount from the list, enter your Xbox LIVE Gamertag // PSN ID // Wii friend code under "value" and click Send. You only need to enter a reason and include a screenshot when changing a gameaccount you have already entered.
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Register a team
To create a team on the CSL, first you need to be registered and logged in. Once you are, click My Teams then Register new team. A box will popup asking you to name your team, fill it in and click OK and your team is made!
You will be taken to a page with links to go to your new team (Show teamsheet), Edit team and Upload logo. The first thing you should go to Edit team to find or change the join password. Your team mates will need this to join the team.
We recommend filling in as much of your team page as possible, not only so it looks good but so it is easy to find out information about your team or get in contact.
To get your team mates into the team, simply give them the link to your team page and the join password. On the team page is a link to Join team, all they must do is click it and enter the join password and they're in!
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cups and leagues
If you're used to other league sites you may find getting around the CSL confusing at first, but it's really easy once you understand how we are organised.
The CSL is split into countries, then games. Therefore, to find a league to play in, first go to the country you want to play in (e.g. the country you live in, or Europe), then select the genre of games you're interested in (e.g. Action). Once you've highlighted the specific genre, all games you can play in will be shown. Choose your game to get into the games' league section where all current leagues and tournaments for this game will be displayed.
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Sign up to a league
Now that you've registered, have filled in your profile and entered your gameaccounts it's time to play! Most matches played on the CSL are in our ladders.
Pick the ladder that you wish to play in to be taken to its page. On a ladder page you will see a ranking of the top 20 teams or players, the current number one highlighted on the right and underneath a list of recent and upcoming matches and news. Before signing up to a ladder you should read the Rules & Information. Once you have done, click Sign up.
The requirements to sign up to the different ladders, cups and leagues across the CSL vary across national sections, games and levels of competition. For most games there will at least be a ladder in the European section that only requires a contact method (see Filling in your profile) and gameaccount (see Gameaccounts) entered. Once you or your team meet all the requirements and have read the rules, tick the box and click Yes.
Hint: The easiest way to see who has and hasn't entered their gameaccounts is to go to the Members page of your team, linked on the left hand side of the team page.
Most of the ladders in the CSL have signups (or leaguejoins) checked manually by admins to keep fake accounts and other unwanted players out. Waiting time can be anything from a few minutes to a few days depending on the size of the game and the volunteer admin team behind it.
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There are several ways to challenge other players or teams in CSL ladders.
The easiest way to challenge a specific contestant is to go to their player or team profile and click the Challenge link for the ladder you wish to play them in.
Go to the ladder you wish to challenge a contestant in and click the Rankings button. Here you can find every participant of the ladder by scrolling through the pages. Alternatively you can Search for a specific opponent in the ladder or Show new entries to see those who joined the ladder that day.
The Matchmaker allows you to create an open challenge for a set time in a ladder which can be accepted by anyone in the ladder. If activated, you will see a Matchmaker box on the ladder page.
The CSL Instant Challenger puts you together with other players or teams who are searching for a match on the site at the same time you are. It is activated on many of our ladders at certain times of the day, if your ladder supports it, it will have the Instant Challenger logo on the ladder page. See the Instant Challenger page and how to for more information.
Many of our ladders have Auto Challenger times set which will automatically create a match between you and another contestant in the ladder once a week for a fixed time.
If you are in a ladder which has Auto Challenger times, you can see/set your preferred times at Settings->Auto-Challenger.