We’ve just closed the books on CAL’s 38th season, the first full season for our two India Divisions. It was a very competitive season throughout most of our CAL Divisions, with the exception of SEA Division 3 which once again didn’t see any games played (starting to sound like a broken record here). With that said, we had the most games played in CAL this year in November by quite a huge margin, which can be attributed to the well-received launch of our India Divisions.
It’s great to see so many passionate players from South Asia now being a part of CAL.
Ping Issues No More.
The previous ping issues some players experienced on the Mumbai servers seem to have been fixed with the removal of a few server IPs that caused the lion’s share of the issues. We want to thank the South Asian community for all their help with submitting ping reports to FACEIT so that this issue could be resolved, and naturally also FACEIT for their help in doing work on their end to remove the “bad servers”.
If you are still experiencing ping issues, feel free to reach out to us on CAL’s Discord Server: https://discord.gg/KJrXmQfNZq
New Players And Rules.
Since opening our India Divisions in October, we’ve had a huge influx of players new to CAL joining our league. When you have such a large amount of players joining in a short time, some growing pains are inevitable.
For CAL, it’s been manifested by players not knowing the rules that govern our league, as well as CAL being short-staffed on admins and moderators to deal with all the issues new players are experiencing. To combat the latter issue, we’re going to be opening up our application form for new admins and moderators. If you are interested in joining the CAL team, keep an eye out on our Discord for more information on when the new round of applications will open up.
Grassroots VI and A New CAL Aim Challenge.
We plan to run two events in December, a Grassroots Cup tournament with the server location being TBD, and a CAL Aim Challenge hosted on Mumbai servers for our South Asian players. The prizes, cash for Grassroots Cup and hardware for CAL Aim Challenge, are kindly sponsored by our partner ZOWIE. Without ZOWIE‘s support, these events would not be possible.
Thank you, ZOWIE!
One Final Dance.
CAL’s 39th season is going to be the last season with ZOWIE monitors featured as leaderboard prizes in our SEA Divisions, so make sure to make December count.
You Can Only Win A ZOWIE Monitor Once!
If a player that won a ZOWIE monitor in Season 35, 36, 37 or 38 does end up at the top of the leaderboard in either Division 1 or Division 2 in Season 39, we will simply swap the leaderboard prizes for the champion and the runner-up, awarding the monitor to the runner-up and the best cash award to the winner (who already won a ZOWIE monitor). Division 3 will not be affected by this rule and players are allowed to win back-to-back seasons and receive multiple ZOWIE EC3-C mice.
Also, we would like to remind everybody that the rule of a minimum of ten games played to be eligible for any leaderboard prize that we introduced in Season 35 is still present. Subscribers will still get on leaderboards after just playing one game, so don’t get too excited if you end up winning Division 3 having only played 9 games. Sorry my friend, no ZOWIE EC3-C for you.
A Word About Our Sponsor – ZOWIE!
ZOWIE was founded at the end of 2008. It is a brand dedicated to the development of professional esports equipment. At the time of its debut, there were only three hardworking employees and one product. As there was no “esports” back then, ZOWIE had spent a lot of time gathering, listening, and engaging with competitive gamers/players on the internet, forums, and gaming communities worldwide. That got them into the world of esports.
Fast forward to today, and the BenQ ZOWIE XL series monitors are the most popular gaming monitors to professional gamers around and adopted by world-class tournament organizers globally. It’s not because of the latest technology, or the cheapest price. It was all because of the product’s meticulous design approach, with real players’ insight, development, and testing.
Learn more about ZOWIE here.
Season 38 (November 2021) SEA Division Winners:
Division 1 Winners
|1||🇮🇳 RobbeN–||1,852||ZOWIE XL2546K|
Division 2 Winners
|1||🇮🇳 Owned07||1,370||ZOWIE XL2411K|
Division 3 – Not Enough Games Played For Prize Eligibility
Season 1 (November 2021) India Division Winners:
Division 1 Winners
Division 2 Winners
Prizes for Season 39 (December 2021)
Division 1 - Season 39 Leaderboard Total = ZOWIE XL2546K + US$200 1st - BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K 240hz Esports Monitor 2nd - US$ 150 3rd - US$ 50 Division 2 - Season 39 Leaderboard Total = ZOWIE XL2411K + US$150 1st - BenQ ZOWIE XL2411K 144Hz Esports Monitor 2nd - $100 3rd - $50 Division 3 - Season 39 Leaderboard Total = ZOWIE EC3-C + US$100 1st - BenQ ZOWIE EC3-C Mouse 2nd - $75 3rd - $25 India Divisions Division 1 - Season 2 Leaderboard Total = ₹10000 1st - ₹6000 2nd - ₹3000 3rd - ₹1500 Division 2 - Season 2 Leaderboard Total = ₹10000 1st - ₹6000 2nd - ₹3000 3rd - ₹1500 See the leaderboards for more details.
A full changelog for CAL Season 39 can be found below:
CAL Season 39 - December 2021 Updates General - Updated league site (league.csgo2asia.com) SEA Division 1 - No changes SEA Division 2 - No changes SEA Division 3 - No changes India Division 1 - No changes India Division 2 - No changes CAL Clan - No changes