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ESPORTS


Esports Tournament Registration – Overarching University Policy
If a Northeastern student would like to participate in an Esports event, including competitions and tournaments, and the event requires participants to be associated with a college or university as a condition of participation, then the student must (1) be an approved member of one of the sanctioned Esports organizations on campus (through CSI or Club Sports) and (2) abide by the policies and procedures of that organization.

These requirements also apply if the participant intends to use any name, logo, font/color scheme, image and/or likeness associated with the university in connection with an Esports event, or if any of the eligibility requirements listed below is a condition of registering for an Esports event:

  • Required to be enrolled in a college or university
  • Required to use a student email address (i.e., @northeastern.edu) to provide proof of enrollment
  • Required to be part of a sanctioned club or team at a college or university
  • Prize earnings required to be filtered through the university

If none of the conditions described above applies, the student will be considered to be participating as an individual and this policy will not apply to such participation.

If a student, faculty, or staff member becomes aware of an unsanctioned University-affiliated team, they must notify the Club Sport office immediately.


 

Crossover Participation
If a student is removed, banned, or suspended from CSI or Club Sport Esports participation due to conduct violations or policy infractions, the same penalty will be upheld for both organizations. THIS MEANS THAT IF A STUDENT IS REMOVED FROM CLUB SPORT PARTICIPATION, THEY ARE NO LONGER ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CSI ESPORTS, AND VICE-VERSA.


 

Esports Priority Registrations
The following terms apply to participation in collegiate Esports events and determine the prioritization of Northeastern affiliated organizations where required due to tournament registration rules. This protocol only applies when there are limits on the number of teams that can enter a tournament from one school.

Northeastern Varsity Esports will have first priority for registration and roster spots. If only one team is allowed to enter the collegiate sanctioned event per institution, that spot will be allotted to the varsity program.

Club Sport Teams can register for all collegiate Esports events and competitions, but must yield to the varsity program if there are a limited number of openings for teams from the same institution.

CSI organizations can register for all collegiate Esports events and competitions, but must yield to Varsity and Club Sport teams if there are a limited number of openings for teams from the same institution.

This page was last modified on December 4th, 2020 at 10:34 am