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The League

We are a unique eSports league that allows users to create their own players and be stars on the field. You submit your player profile, get recruited by our coaches, decide where to sign and then watch your player’s carer unfold on the field during our live play-by-play broadcasts on Twitch. You can also follow your player’s career through box scores here on the website along with full player stats, game photos and more! You are also able to communicate with your coaches, teammates and opposing players on our Discord server.

We play out every game in full using NCAA Football 14. However, you do not need a console to join. Once your player is created and you join a team, you leave the rest to us! We will create you in our roster file and you will see your player on the field during our broadcasts. All games are played CPU vs CPU to give the most organic experience. No more scheduling with opponents or exploiting the AI!

All games are broadcast with live play-by-play on Twitch. You can watch the game and chat with your teammates, opponents, coaches and fans in the Twitch chat. All game broadcast times will be available on the league website and will be announced on our Discord server. You can also subscribe to our Twitch channel to be notified every time we go live!

Beginning with Season 2, the league schedule will be 11 weeks long with one week of bowls (12 week in total). Off-seasons will typically last 3-4 weeks.

The league is designed for those with busy lives! You can spend as little or as much time with it as you choose. Follow your team and player by checking box scores and league stats, tune in each week for you team’s live play-by-play broadcast or spend the entire day on Discord chatting with other players and coaches. The decision is completely up to you and you can spend as little or as much time with it as you want!

Start by joining our Discord server. There you can introduce yourself and get to know the other players and coaches. Then you can decide what type of player you want to be, create your player profile and begin the recruiting process!

When you’re ready to create your player, go to the “player profiles” channel on Discord and create your bio. We recommend listing a primary and a secondary position to give you the most options!  Also, be sure to include your player’s archetype so the league’s coaches know exactly what type of player you will be! You can find the archetypes in our Player Rulebook.

NOTE: All players who join after the season has started will come in as 3-star seniors. At the end of the season, that player will graduate and you can create a new freshman and go through the entire recruiting process!

PRO TIP: When joining during the season, teams typically have their QB and HB spots filled. It is recommended that you choose a different primary and secondary position and be flexible to changing. Once you create your new player at the end of the season, you’ll have more flexibility in choosing your positions.

Absolutely! We are here to have fun and make new friends. The more users that we have in the league, the more fun that we all will have! Just direct your friends to join our Discord server to get started!

Nope. No need to do that! We will update your display name on our server with your recruit info, star level and team once you sign. Leaving your username as it is when you join actually helps our recruiters find you more easily in direct messages as well!

Miscellaneous

Your Player

All of our league, team and player communication takes place on our Discord server. Each team has it’s own private locker room channel for it’s players and coaches to talk strategy and anything else team related. Players and coaches can also direct message each other for private one-on-one conversations.

Nope! You can create a player, get recruited and play on any team for free. We also provide elite player tier levels and upgrade packs to give you complete control over the type of player you want to be.

Player archetypes give you complete control over your player. There are two different player archetypes for each position and each archetype has a different set of skills depending on tier level (3-star, 4-star or 5-star). This allows you to know exactly what your player will be good at and what areas you might want to upgrade! Click one of the position abbreviations below to view all of the archetypes for that position.

QB | HB | WR | TE | DE | DT | OLB | MLB | CB | FS | SS

Each player begins as a 3-star recruit. However, you can upgrade them to a 4- or 5-star recruit with one of our elite tier levels. You can also add upgrade packs to your player to completely customize your experience.

To view the player tier levels and upgrade packs, click here.

Currently, to give as many users as possible the chance to be part of the league, we do not allow two-way players. However, your player can play offense or defense and also on special teams (with the exception of QBs).

After your player has completed his senior season, his collegiate career will end and you will get to create a profile for a new player! We just ask that you change positions when your current player graduates so that other users have the opportunity to play at those positions as well.

Yes. We want everyone to have the best possible experience with the CFSL. However, keep in mind that if you choose to transfer or graduate your player early, other teams may wonder how committed to them you will be. This may affect your offers in recruiting. So, be thoughtful about when or if your player transfers or chooses to graduate early.

Yes! In addition to the championship trophy that is sent to the winning team’s Athletic Director, we also vote on Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. Our OPOY and DPOY will receive trophies at the end of the season to celebrate their on field accomplishments during that season. We will also announce All-American teams after the season as well.

Each team is run by an Athletic Director. At the end of each season, we will evaluate our pool of players. If we have enough new users to justify adding more teams, we will allow members who are not already an AD to apply to open their own school. Applications for new teams will be reviewed and voted on by existing ADs. The more active you are, the better reputation that you have and the better your application is, the better chance you have at becoming our newest AD!

Yes! Teams are allowed to have coaches, scouts and recruiting coordinators in addition to their Athletic Directors. We are also looking for game broadcasters, users to host podcasts and/or create their own league related Twitch and YouTube content. Additionally, you can apply to be an Athletic Director of a new school each off-season. You can do any or all of these things AND still have your own personal player on the field! The options are limitless!

Currently, each team has 12 scholarships available. However, we expand this number during the season to allow new users to join and get on a team without having to wait for the off-season. The roster limt then resets to 12 in the off-season.
The other players on the roster are CPU walk-ons who are rated the same as other walk-ons at their position. This system allows teams to strategically decide where they want their 12 best players and which game plan will maximize their chances of winning.

The best place for help is our Discord server. You can ask questions in our league chat and get help from admins, coaches and other players. If you’re on a team, your team’s AD can typically answer any questions for you. If you are not on a team and cannot get the help you are looking for via Discord you can always contact the commissioner via e-mail at admin@collegesimleague.com.

The tie-breakers for deciding conference champions and bowl assignments as as follows:

Two Teams Tied

  • Head-to-head winner during the regular season will advance.

Three Or More Teams Tied

  • The team(s) with the better record in head-to-head games will advance.
  • In the event that all teams have the same head-to-head record, the team(s) with the highest point differential will advance.
  • In the event that the teams have the same head-to-head record and the same point differential, the team(s) with the greatest differential between yards gained and defensive yards allowed will advance.
  • In the event that the teams have the same head-to-head record, the same point differential and the same differential of yards gained vs defensive yards allowed, the team(s) with the greatest turnover differential will advance.
  • In the event that the teams had the same head-to-head record, the same point differential, the same differential of offensive yards gained vs defensive yards allowed and the same turnover differential, league members will vote for who they believe should advance.

Beginning with Season 2, the league champion will be crowned via polling of the league’s ADs and the commissioner. This vote will take place immediately following the last bowl game of the season. The AD poll begins after Week 4 and continues through the bowl season.

This system mimics the pre-BCS era of college football.

There are six bowl games at the conclusion of the regular season. The bowl games and tie ins are listed below. Bowl week will be the week immediately following the last week of the regular season.

Orange Bowl

Big 10 #1 vs SEC #1

Rose Bowl

Big 10 #2 vs Big 10 #3

Gator Bowl

SEC #2 vs SEC #3

Military Bowl

At large vs At large

Music City Bowl

Big 10 vs SEC

Sun Bowl

Big 10 #6 vs SEC #6

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