APL Season 8 – Division 2 to go free-to-play on a trial basis

by Nikhil Hathiramani

The Asian Pro League enters its eighth season with activity spiking in Division 1 and Division 2 seeing a free-to-play trial period.

Here we are, more than half a year in with the APL! As we enter Season 8 we look forward to another resurgence of activity and new additions to the APL.

Ladders are now open as of May 1st, 2019 at 00:00 (SGT), and players from the Invite only Pro Division, Division 1 and Division 2 will continue to duke it out for their share of the monthly prize pool.  Below is a summary of the changes, winners of Season 7 and more.

A Reminder To Use Our Discount Codes

In Season 5 we announced two active discount codes that are available for use across the Asian Pro League at any given time. Both these codes apply only to the ‘monthly’ subscription plan and can be redeemed at any time, so use them wisely!

Use code: 'APL3' for a 3-day free trial

Use code: 'APLGG2EZ' for 50% off your first month subscription

Major Changes to Division 2

Season 7 saw a drastic increase in activity for Division 1, however, Division 2 is the only division currently experiencing a lower match count, a problem that persisted throughout Season 7.

To help the situation, we opened a survey for all users, both current and past. The survey highlighted a lot of pertinent issues that validated some of our theories as well as illustrating other issues we probably weren’t quite aware of. These findings will be published at a later date so we can continue to uphold the transparency we seek in running the APL.

To help solve some the main issue of inactivity in Division 2, effective immediately, Division 2 will be free-2-play for the entirety of Season 8, with prizes and placement on the leaderboard reserved for subscribers only.

As always, we are always looking for feedback, so please be sure to join our Discord server to ensure your voice is heard and to keep up to date with what’s happening.


Winners of Season 7

Pro Division

Week #1-2

  1. 🇮🇩 fl1pzjderr  – US$ 300
  2. 🇮🇩 adrnking – US$ 150
  3. 🇮🇩 mindfreak-  – US$ 50

Week #3-4

Division 1

  1. 🇵🇭 kellyS- – US$ 200 + APL Pro Invite
  2. 🇺🇸 bzrk- – US$ 125 + APL Pro Invite
  3. 🇸🇬 ExTreMisTz – US$ 75
  4. 🇲🇾- Moosey- – US$ 50
  5. 🇸🇬 IloveMyGoats  – US$ 50

Prizes for Season 8

Pro Division Total - US$1,000  
1st - US$ 300 x2
2nd - US$ 150 x2
3rd - US$ 50 x2

Division 1 (SG) Total - US$ 500
1st - US$ 200 + Invite to Pro Division
2nd - US$ 125 + Invite to Pro Division
3rd - US$ 75
4th - US$ 50
5th - US$ 50

Division 2 (SG) Total - S$100 worth of skins + 10,000 FACEIT Points
1st-10th - Skins totalling S$100++
11th-20th - FACEIT Points totalling 10,000

See the leaderboard for more details.

A full changelog for Season 8 can be found below:

APL Season 8 Updates

- Updated 'Hall of Shame'.
- Updated the rule set of APL to close some minor loopholes.

Division 2
- Division 2 is now free-to-play for all members of the Hub. Players must still be level 1-7 in order to play
- Leaderboard and prizes will be for subscribers only.

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