Tournament Ended

Tespa Collegiate Series: Heroes Preseason

Heroes, prepare for combat! Test your mettle against the best in the nation for school pride, and a shot at the $5,000 prize pool.


Aug 20 - Nov 7, 2018


Sep 21 - Nov 11, 2018




College Students
Congratulations to Grow Up from Robert Morris University for winning the Fall 2018 TCS: Heroes Preseason!

The Tespa Collegiate Series: Heroes Preseason consists of seven (7) weekly game assignments, with teams choosing to opt in to either zero (0) or two (2) best-of-three matches per week. Every Monday, the requested number of matches will be assigned to teams. Each match is assigned a default match time, which will take place during one of two time slots on the following Sunday. Matches can be played earlier if both Team Managers or Captains agree and they document the agreement in writing (for e.g. a screenshot of the in-game chat, email, etc.).

Teams have up until 20 minutes after their match time to be present and in condition to play. This constitutes having 3 eligible team members present and in-lobby. If a match is rescheduled from a time that is not the default match time, the agreed upon time becomes the default match time and the 20 minutes will apply from that point.

Each Wednesday, teams registered on Compete will be sent a match opt-in email for the following week that must be completed by Sunday. Submitting an opt-in email enters the team into two (2) best-of-three matches. Failure to Opt-in by the deadline will result in no matches being assigned.

A final single elimination bracket will occur on Week 8. The top 64 teams will be seeded based on their leaderboard performance. Teams will fight for prizing in this final elimination bracket.


Week Opt-Ins Begin Opt-Ins Close Matches Assigned Match 1 Match 2
Week 1 N/A N/A Sept. 18th Sept. 23rd @ 1:00 PM PDT Sept. 23rd @ 2:30 PM PDT
Week 2 Sept. 19th Sept. 23rd Sept. 24th Sept. 30th @ 1:00 PM PDT Sept. 30th @ 2:30 Pm PDT
Week 3 Sept. 26th Sept. 30th Oct. 1st Oct. 7th @ 1:00 PM PDT Oct. 7th @ 2:30 PM PDT
Week 4 Oct. 3rd Oct. 7th Oct. 8th Oct. 14th @ 1:00 PM PDT Oct. 14th @ 2:30 PM PDT
Week 5 Oct. 10th Oct. 14th Oct. 15th Oct. 21st @ 1:00 PM PDT Oct. 21st @ 2:30 PM PDT
Week 6 Oct. 17th Oct. 21st Oct. 22nd Oct. 28th @ 1:00 PM PDT Oct. 28th @ 2:30 PM PDT
Week 7 Oct. 24th Oct. 29th Oct. 29th Nov. 4th @ 1:00 PM PDT Nov. 4th @ 2:30 PM PDT

Championship Bracket: November 10th - 11th

The top 64 teams from the leaderboard at the end of Week 7 will be seeded into a single elimination bracket

Round Date Time Series
Round of 64 Nov 10th 1:00pm PST Best-of-3
Round of 32 Nov 10th 2:30pm PST Best-of-3
Round of 16 Nov 10th 4:00pm PST Best-of-3
Quarterfinals Nov 11th 1:00pm PST Best-of-3
Semifinals Nov 11th 2:30 PM PST Best-of-3
Finals Nov 11th 4:00 PM PST Best-of-5