Cyber Sports Network

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Cyber Sports Network
General Information
Industry: Professional eSports Organization
Founded: 2010
Headquarters: College Station, Texas
Employees: 20+
Events: Clash of the Houses
The Rundown
playSTARCRAFT
Website: CSN Website
Stream

Cyber Sports Network, abbreviated CSN, is a media coverage organization and competitive gaming league that was founded in 2010. CSN offers tournaments for multiple games, including StarCraft II, as well as media coverage of major eSports events.

Overview[edit]

Cyber Sports Network runs regular tournaments for users run by admins, and provides extensive media coverage for eSports. Most tournaments, such as playSTARCRAFT, are open to all participates from all countries, however some such as The Rundown and Clash of the Houses are invitational. CSN has also done some non-conventional tournaments such as the SC2/QL Free For All Amateur Cup in which players first competed in a free for all Quake Live event then those that advanced competed in a more conventional 1v1 Starcraft II event.[1]

Mission Statement[edit]

Bringing the community premier eSports content, unique and comprehensive media coverage, and competitive tournaments for all gamers!

Media Coverage[edit]

CSN has provided media coverage for many major eSports events in North America and Korea. CSN has also filmed many tours of Korean Starcraft II houses. New videos are posted regularly on their YouTube page.

CSN Training Camp[edit]

On Nov 5, 2011, viOLet was announced to be a participant of the CSN Training Camp, which would allow fans to watch him practice for 2 weeks as he prepares for the Open Bracket at MLG Providence.[2] It was later announced that viOLet would remain in the US to continue practicing at the camp even after Providence.[2] His run in the 2011 MLG Providence Open Bracket was ended by his fellow Korean pro-gamer GanZi in round 3. viOLet nonetheless made his way through the losers bracket, and eventually earned a spot in the Championship Bracket, where he was immediately eliminated by MarineKing.

viOLet's next attendance to a premier event took place in January 2012, in the HomeStory Cup IV. He narrowly reached the playoffs after finishing 2-1 in his group. In the playoff's, viOLet defeated MarineKing in the quarterfinals in a very close best of 5, and advanced to the semifinals. Both players disconnected in game 4, in which MarineKing was arguably winning, and both players decided to re-game. MarineKing would take the rematched game 4, with viOLet taking a convincing Game 5. In the following round, viOLet would face Sound, who would end up beating viOLet 3-2. In the bronze match, viOLet would face JYP and end up losing 1-3 to end up fourth overall.

viOLet joined Team Empire January 21st 2012[3]. viOLet resides in Texas with his manager.

Trivia[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Weekly Events[edit]

The Rundown[edit]

The Rundown is a weekly tournament featuring eight invited players for $100 to develop and promote the Starcraft II community. The finalists from the previous tournament are automatically invited to the following tournament. The tournament is casted by Gwin and runs every Thursday at 7PM EST.

# Date Score VOD
1 2011-12-07 South Korea Zerg viOLet Canada Protoss Attero 3 - 1 YouTube
2 2011-12-14 South Korea Zerg viOLet USA Terran binski 3 - 0 YouTube
3 2011-12-21 South Korea Zerg viOLet Mexico Terran MajOr 1 - 0* YouTube
4 2011-12-28 South Korea Zerg viOLet USA Zerg Suppy 3 - 1 YouTube
5 2012-01-05 Canada Zerg ostojiy USA Zerg goswser 3 - 0 YouTube
6 2012-01-12 Chile Zerg KiLLeR Canada Terran dde 3 - 2 YouTube
7 2012-01-19 South Korea Zerg viOLet USA Zerg Destiny 3 - 2 YouTube
8 2012-01-26 South Korea Zerg viOLet South Korea Protoss MoOk 3 - 0 YouTube
9 2012-02-02 South Korea Zerg viOLet USA Protoss Agh 3 - 0 YouTube
10 2012-02-09 Greece Protoss TheMista South Korea Protoss row 3 - 1 Twitch.tv
11 2012-02-16 South Korea Zerg Sleep Philippines Zerg EnDerr 3 - 0 Twitch.tv
12 2012-02-23 South Korea Zerg Sleep USA Terran STX 3 - 0 Twitch.tv
13 2012-03-1 South Korea Zerg viOLet South Korea Zerg Sleep 3 - 2 Twitch.tv
14 2012-03-8 South Korea Zerg Sleep Canada Zerg jEcho 3 - 1 Twitch.tv
15 2012-03-15 USA Terran qxc Canada Terran MaSa 3 - 0
16 2012-04-16 South Korea Zerg viOlet USA Zerg Raine 3 - 1
17 2012-04-30 South Korea Zerg Sleep Chile Zerg KiLLeR 3 - 0
18 2012-05-14 South Korea Protoss HwangSin South Korea Protoss Luxury 3 - 2


  • *MajOr forfeited after the first match.

playSTARCRAFT[edit]

playSTARCRAFT is a weekly cup series consisting of 4 to 6 weeks of single-elimination bracket cups with each cup rewarding players for participation, wins, and placement. Along with cash prizes, each Points Cup will earn participants playGAMES Points (pGp). These points are accumulated over the length of each series to determine the 8 players that will compete in a 'Finals Cup' for cash prizing.

playSTARCRAFT Finals Cup #1

Place Prize (USD) ID Team
1st $ 250 South Korea Terran aLive Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
2nd $ 150 South Korea Zerg viOLet ZZZZZ
3rd $ 50 Peru Zerg CatZ CompLexity Gaming compLexity
4th - South Korea Terran Heart Team SCV Life Team SCV Life

Weekly playSTARCRAFT Cup Series #1

# Date Score Participants
#1 2011-10-25 South Korea Terran aLive Peru Zerg CatZ 3 : 0 32
#2 2011-11-01 South Korea Terran aLive South Korea Zerg AnNyeong 3 : 0 29
#3 2011-11-08 South Korea Terran Heart USA Zerg Goswser 3 : 1 32
#4 2011-11-15 USA Protoss rsvp South Korea Zerg AnNyeong 2 : 0 26

List of CSN Special Events[edit]

Clash of the Houses[edit]

The CSN Clash of the Houses (or CotH for short) is a tournament between the top players in each Team House of 8 of the Professional Korean Starcraft 2 Teams.

Clash Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
World All-Stars Vs Incredible Miracle Showmatch 2011 (2011-04-07) Incredible Miracle IM All-Stars R&S
Clash of the Houses: Startale 2011 (2011-04-11) Zerg July Protoss Squirtle R&S
Clash of the Houses: Incredible Miracle 2011 (2011-04-17) Zerg Junwi Zerg LosirA R&S
Clash of the Houses: SlayerS 2011 (2011-05-25) Terran TaeJa Protoss Frozen R&S
Clash of the Houses: HoSeo 2011 (2011-05-26) Protoss San Protoss Tassadar R&S
Clash of the Houses: ZeNex 2011 (2011-05-28) Protoss Puzzle Zerg CoCa R&S
Clash of the Houses: MvP 2011 (2011-05-29) Random GuineaPig Terran KeeN R&S
Clash of the Houses: TSL 2011 (2011-05-30) Protoss Killer Protoss TricKsteR R&S
Clash of the Houses: Prime 2011 (2011-05-31) Terran MarineKing Protoss anypro R&S
The Final Clash 2011 (2011-06-01) Zerg July Terran TaeJa R&S
  • Winner of The Final Clash won all expense paid trip to MLG Columbus[4]

After the Clash 2[edit]

After The Clash 2 was a special tournament focused on lesser known players in the NA server for a $1000 prize pool.


Place Prize (USD) ID Team
1st $400 Peru Zerg CatZ CompLexity Gaming compLexity
2nd $250 USA Protoss Perfect Team ReIGN Team ReIGN
3rd $150 USA Zerg ViBE Sixjax Gaming Sixjax Gaming
4th $100 USA Protoss rsvp Team ReIGN Team ReIGN
5th-8th $25 Mexico Terran MajOr Sixjax Gaming Sixjax Gaming
USA Terran TriMaster CompLexity Gaming compLexity
USA Protoss Axslav Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
USA Protoss iNkA Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
  • Open tournament

Project Dark Horse[edit]

After SlayerS disbanded in November 2012, owners BoxeR and Jessica teamed up with CSN to create Project Dark Horse. The project's goal is to auction off remaining SlayerS gear to raise funds for up-and-coming players.[5] In April 2013, Puzzle and CoCa were announced to be the first 2 players sponsored by the project. Both players will make their first appearance since returning from retirement in DreamHack Stockholm Open.[6]

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