First of all, a big thank you to the South Asian CS: GO community! The interest of players from the region in playing India in our divisions far exceeded our expectations.
The opening season in our divisions in India will go live on October 2nd at midnight (Singapore time) with a prize pool of 10,000 yen in Division 1 and Division 2 respectively.
Now that we are entering our first real season, let’s take a moment to discuss the issue with players who are high pinged on one of the Mumbai IPs and how we’re working to fix the issues.
When playing in the India Divisions, the FACEIT server IPs previously started with one of the following three sequences of numbers: 185, 34, or 35. The 34 and 35 IPs seem fine, while the IP that started with 185 was the IP that caused problems for people outside India due to poor routing.
FACEIT has now deactivated the machine with the 185 IP. This should resolve many of the reported ping issues, but we will continue to monitor the situation throughout the season.
If you’re still getting a bad ping on Mumbai’s servers, please visit this page to submit a ticket!
While we were in the midst of establishing the Indian Divisions and all the extra work that comes with helping new players understand how CAL works and making sure they get off to a good start in our league, we’ve had a tough one too competitive season in our SEA divisions. At least in 2/3 of our SEA divisions. Division 3 ended without a single game in its 38th season. Obviously, this is alarming. We tried a while ago to work with a focus group in Division 3 to gain new insights into why people don’t queening and what we can do on our part to combat the lack of activity. The verdict is in – we need more drastic measures. So, back to the drawing board, let’s go. But rest assured we’re not done with you … Department 3.
On the positive side, Division 1 and Division 2 were very active and competitive. And we don’t think that will change for our next season, either ZOWIE‘s gaming monitors are still recognized as top leaderboard awards!
Grassroots V and The CAL Aim Challenge.
In October we hosted two fun events: Grassroots V and The CAL Aim Challenge. The CAL Aim Challenge was initiated by 🇷🇺. won sstiNiXwho was also at the top 🇷🇺 BornInTheEast‘s winning run in Grassroots V.
Even though the CS: GO Major was happening at the same time as Grassroots V, we had some people tune in to our stream to watch the games, which was heartwarming to watch. Scrappy Asian CS: GO over Major CS: GO, anyone?
The big problem with grassroots right now is the number of BYEs / WOs given due to teams that don’t show up. We will discuss a solution for this internally and hopefully find a solution before the next Grassroots Cup, which will take place later this year.
You can only A. to win ZOWIE Monitor once!
If a player who a. and the winner is, ZOWIE Monitor Season 35, 36 or 37 ends up at the top of the leaderboard in either Division 1 or Division 2 in Season 38, we simply exchange the leaderboard prizes for the champion and the runner-up, award the monitor to the runner-up and the best cash prize to the winner (who has already won a ZOWIE monitor). Division 3 is not affected by this rule and players are allowed to win and receive multiple seasons in a row ZOWIE EC3-C Mice.
Also, we want to remind everyone that the rule of at least ten games played to qualify for a leaderboard prize that we introduced in Season 35 is still available. Subscribers are still listed on the leaderboards after playing just one game. So don’t be too excited if you end up winning Division 3 after just playing 9 games. Sorry my friend no ZOWIE EC3-C to you.
A word about our sponsor – ZOWIE!
ZOWIE was founded at the end of 2008. It is a brand dedicated to developing professional esports equipment. At the time of the premiere there were only three hardworking employees and one product. Since there was no “eSport” back then, ZOWIE had spent a lot of time gathering, listening to and interacting with competing gamers on the internet, in forums and in gaming communities around the world. That’s what brought them to the world of esports.
Fast forward to today and the BenQ ZOWIE The XL series monitors are the most popular gaming monitors for professional gamers and are adopted by world-class tournament organizers worldwide. It’s not because of the latest technology or the cheapest price. It was all thanks to the meticulous approach to designing the product, with the insights, development and testing of real gamers.
Find out more about ZOWIE here.
Season 37 (October 2021) SEA Division Winner:
Division 1 winner
|1||🇲🇾 Anasasis||1,632||ZOWIE XL2756K|
|2||🇬🇧 Papadu knows||1.628||$ 150|
|3||🇮🇳 rasingh||1,510||$ 50|
2nd division winner
|1||🇮🇳 5m0ke_cs||1,474||ZOWIE XL2411K|
|2||🇲🇾 Flada||1,318||$ 100|
|3||🇸🇬 Fish ball||1,244||$ 50|
Department 3 – Not enough games played to be eligible for a prize
Pre-season start (October 2021) India division winners:
Division 1 winner
|1||🇮🇳 KiiiLSwitCh||1,441||₹ 3000|
|3||🇮🇳 izz3||1,333||₹ 500|
2nd division winner
|1||🇮🇳 magicbaba||1,408||₹ 3000|
|2||🇮🇳 Flame 921||1,289||1500|
|3||🇮🇳 Keps_Lock||1,275||₹ 500|
The winners of the CAL ZOWIE Grassroots V-Prize
|1||🇷🇺 BornInTheEast||$ 350|
|2||🌏 Headshot esports||$ 150|
The CAL ZOWIE goal challenge
Prices for season 38 (November 2021)
Division 1 - Season 38 Leaderboard Total = ZOWIE XL2546K + US$200 1st - BenQ ZOWIE XL2546K 240hz Esports Monitor 2nd - US$ 150 3rd - US$ 50 Division 2 - Season 38 Leaderboard Total = ZOWIE XL2411K + US$150 1st - BenQ ZOWIE XL2411K 144Hz Esports Monitor 2nd - $100 3rd - $50 Division 3 - Season 38 Leaderboard Total = ZOWIE EC3-C + US$100 1st - BenQ ZOWIE EC3-C Mouse 2nd - $75 3rd - $25 India Divisions Division 1 - Season 1 Leaderboard Total = ₹10000 1st - ₹6000 2nd - ₹3000 3rd - ₹1500 Division 2 - Season 1 Leaderboard Total = ₹10000 1st - ₹6000 2nd - ₹3000 3rd - ₹1500 See the leaderboards for more details.
A full changelog for CAL Season 38 can be found below:
CAL Season 38 - November 2021 Updates General - Updated league site (league.csgo2asia.com) - Updated prizes in Division 1 - Updated prizes in India Divsions SEA Division 1 - ZOWIE XL2546K instead of ZOWIE XL2746K as the top prize SEA Division 2 - No changes SEA Division 3 - No changes India Division 1 - ₹10.000 prize pool & 100k FACEIT Points India Division 2 - ₹10.000 prize pool & 100k FACEIT Points CAL Clan - No changes