ESports at CBU

Cape Breton University is excited to announce our participation in NACE Starleague, the largest collegiate esports network in North America. If you’re interested in esports and gaming, register for NACE Starleague here.

We’re also looking for student leaders to help us build our esports community. If you’re a gamer familiar with esports, Discord, Twitch, or are interested in other ways to help, please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

CSL Esports has over a decade of experience in the amateur and collegiate esports space to drive innovation for colleges, universities and high schools across North America, and has provided over $1 million in scholarships since 2009.

Some of their offerings include online league operations, on-campus events (live and online), intramural leagues and team formation.

CSL Esports partnered with non-profit National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers, and software company LeagueSpot to launch the largest collegiate esports league in North America: the NACE Starleague.

U SPORTS, the national sport governing body of university sport in Canada, formed a 3-year partnership with CSL Esports, the largest scholastic esports operator in North America, to create U SPORTS Gaming, an official designation within NACE Starleague. This partnership was established to help U SPORTS member schools accelerate their esports competition, curriculum and community development initiatives.

All students are eligible to participate, not just club members, but any student with a valid school email.

There is no cost to participate in NACE Starleague.

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • CS:GO
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • League of Legends
  • DOTA 2
  • FIFA 22
  • More to come

Registration for Open and Challenger Divisions close on Tuesday, January 25.

Esports has a pandemic-proof digital foundation that allows NACE Starleague to operate and drive student engagement virtually while respecting physical distancing measures.

NACE Starleague is accessible to players of all skill levels and includes Open (playing for fun), Challenger (looking for competition) and Varsity (the most competitive division with scholarship prizing).

NACE Starleague runs in tandem with the academic calendar: Spring (January – April) and Fall (September – December).

Aside from being a free-to-enter, pandemic-proof activity to meet new friends and represent your school, NACE Starleague offers perks to esports clubs and participating students like complimentary drinks from Monster Energy, gaming and office furniture discounts from ZipChair Gaming, esports coaching discounts from Metafy and more.

Eligible students can register for NACE Starleague here.

NACE Starleague has created a guidebook here.

CSL Esports has a Discord server with League Operations staff ready to help you. Join the CSL Discord Server here.

Follow and Like the CSL Esports digital networks to stay up to date with NACE Starleague.