News & Updates
We understand that all good things must eventually come to an end. It is with heavy hearts that we have now reached the conclusion of the league, but we are grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a special community for the past few years.
We want to thank each and every one of you who has been a part of CAL. Your passion and dedication to the game have made it the incredible and memorable experience it has been. Your enthusiasm and willingness to grind have inspired us, and we are forever grateful to have had the chance to share in this journey with you. -dsn
For the first time in a long time, we have some major CAL news to share: the league will be winding down at the end of season 51.
It's been a wild ride, to say the least. When we created CAL, we envisioned a league where players could compete, improve, and eventually be noticed by teams. It was our small contribution to the Asian CS:GO ecosystem. CAL was thriving at the start, with a lot of activity and player interest. With time, the interest in CS:GO in Asia has seen a significant decline. To be completely honest, our own interests have shifted elsewhere as well. It's still sad to end support for something that we've been working on for so long. In esports, four years is a long time. -dsn
CAL is entering its 50th season in November. It's crazy how time flies. While we're playing CAL as normal, we're also keeping an extra eye on the Rio Major where the Asian representatives are proving that they can upset bigger teams. -dsn
CAL has turned four years old. When I think about it, it’s absolutely insane; who would have believed we’d get this far? So, instead of lamenting the current situation of CAL and CS:GO in Asia, let’s go back in time and take a trip down memory lane. -dsn
CAL's premier India division had a lot of games going on in August! In September, we try to carry on that momentum to the other divisions as well. Cash, FACEIT points and free subscriptions as prizes as per usual! -dsn
Learn more about CAL's 47th season in our monthly update article. Also, we'll give you an update on the great tournament initiative hosted by FACEIT and Cake DeFi that's currently ongoing in Asia. -dsn
We're back with our monthly update article, where we keep you up to date on everything CAL and the state of CS:GO in Asia (hint: it's not great). The 45th season of CAL was a slow one, with little activity across our divisions. The only active division was India Division 2. -dsn
We launched our new initiative with FACEIT and Gamers Without Borders in May, bringing you three community tournaments with prizes to compete for! So far, two tournaments (21-22 May and 28-29 May) have been held, the first on Mumbai servers and the second on Singapore servers. In both tournaments, the same team, NEXGA, was victorious. -dsn
Naturally, good news about CAL would be welcome; perhaps a new partner for the coming season, increased activity in the hub, and a resurgence of sorts for CS:GO in Asia. Unfortunately, we're still heading down the same path, with decent to healthy activity in our India divisions and no activity in our Southeast Asia divisions. The good news is that several positive things happening behind the scene. While we are still in the exploratory stage, we aim to have positive news for all of our subscribers and players by June. -dsn
Ever since we introduced our India divisions late last year, we’ve been positively surprised by the passion and determination of the South Asian CS:GO community. But more than anything it has warmed our hearts. That’s why we’ve decided to elevate our support for our India divisions starting next season. - dsn
Activity is still non-existent in our SEA divisions. Read more about how we plan to boost activity and other relevant updates in our monthly article. - dsn
CAL got off to a sluggish start in 2022. Given the void left by ZOWIE's monitors no longer being offered as leaderboard prizes, it was to be expected. In February, we plan to address some of the CAL Bot's known flaws! - dsn
After five fantastic months in 2021, we say thank you to ZOWIE for the long partnership this time around! Grassroots VI is coming in January on Mumbai servers, so keep your eyes open! - dsn
In December, ZOWIE is back with us for one final ride in our SEA Divisions. Also, our highly competitive India Divisions will continue to be the place for South Asian players to hone their CS:GO skills. - dsn
In November, we're entering the first real season in our India Divisions. Also, ZOWIE monitors and cash in all Divisions! CAL, now better than ever. Check our latest article to learn more about all the new features! - dsn
As part of our three-year anniversary, we're super excited to announce that we will be launching Indian Divisions with servers in Mumbai to better serve the South Asian CS:GO community! We hope to see you in the queue! - The team behind CSGO2ASIA
We're celebrating three years running CAL! ZOWIE will stay on as partner, Grassroots Cup is returning and various fun events will be happening throughout the month. - dsn
For our 36th season, ZOWIE will stay on as a CAL partner. ZOWIE monitors and cash up for grabs as leaderboard prizes! May the best player win. Q up! - dsn
For our 35th season, ZOWIE is back as a CAL partner. Hardware prizes and cash to win! Also, introducing CAL Clan, a new way to queue FACEIT matchmaking. - dsn
For our 34th season, we will use all the important learnings from our recent survey to improve CAL! - dsn
For our 33rd season, we will be conducting a leaguewide survey to combat low activity levels in Div 2 & 3. Also: Grassroots Cup returns in June! - dsn
Our 32nd season is business as usual, with the same prizes up for grabs as in the last few seasons. - dsn
Business as usual for CAL's 31st season, with more news about the community tournaments to come with the next seasonal CAL article. - dsn
For our 30th season, we bid farewell to the CAL Masters Division to reallocate budget to future community tournaments. - dsn
Happy new year! The 29th season of CAL is currently ongoing, with cash prizes, FACEIT points, and skins to be rewarded to the best performers. - dsn
A word about CAL Masters Division by Harley “dsn” Orwall. What is the history of Masters division, where is it heading, and how do you join in the coming months?
The 26th season of CAL concluded last week. The overall activity has been at a really healthy level throughout the last two seasons, and during S26 in particular Don't miss your chance to win a Monitor this year! — nikh
This season we celebrate our 2nd year in existence! There are no words to thank you all for your support! To celebrate, we've seriously upped the prizes this season. — nikh
This season, it's business as usual. There are no major updates, but subscribe today to keep the lower subscription rate as we'll be changing that soon! — nikh
This season, we're bringing some exciting updates and bringing some much needed technological advancements to the CSGO2ASIA League! — nikh
CAL Season 22 is here! This month, we’ve taken a step back as we prepare for a ton of new features and upgrades in CAL. This season is going to be treated as a ‘test’ season as we roll out new features starting in August (Season 23) — nikh
CAL Season 21 is here! We've extended the free-to-play period and brought in an awesome new sponsor with even more awesome prizes! Is anyone excited for Cyberpunk 2077? Subscribe today and stand a chance at winning one of six special edition box sets of the highly anticipated game! — nikh
As the COVID-19 situation shows no signs of slowing down, the lockdown continues. We enter the 20th month of the CSGO2ASIA League. All Divisions are free to play, with subscribers gaining access to the leaderboards and new prizes thanks to our sponsor, ZOWIE! — nikh
The COVID-19 pandemic has spread. We're all indoors. Come join us as the CSGO2ASIA League soars to the highest levels of activity since Season 1 & 2! — nikh
Stuck at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak? You should be! We've reopened Division 3 for a special event, #STAYATHOME! From now until April 30th, 2020, play for free in Division 3 with 50k FACEIT Points up for grabs! — nikh
A new season, a new sponsor. We're proud to announce our first official sponsor of the CAL, ZOWIE! — nikh
It wasn't a straight forward decision, but the CSGO2ASIA League division 3 has been closed indefinitely. — nikh
Happy New Year! As we enter 2020, we have a lot to look back upon and even more to look forward to! — nikh
Happy Holidays! The CSGO2ASIA League (CAL) is now in full swing. No major changes this season but we are gearing up for more to come! — nikh
Last month, we announced the CSGO2ASIA League (CAL). The first month of the revamped CAL has gone (mostly) as planned! Read more to learn about the winners from Season 13 and details about this month's prizes! — nikh
"We're happy to report that the Hall of Shame has been added over to the new CAL site. Let's keep this season squeaky clean?" — nikh
"We've made some major changes to the rules. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new rules and understand each section. It is your responsibility to be clear on the rules before playing in the CAL." — nikh
“Hey guys, today we're rolling out a beta version of the new CAL site. Over the next few days, we'll be adding more pages like the Hall of Shame (HOS) of past offenders and a new Hall of Fame (HOF) for all the glorious winners from past seasons. There are still a couple of bugs here and there but we're fixing it, check back soon!” — psychrbbt
“As we reach the one year anniversary of the Asian Pro League (APL), it's time for a change. Starting today, the APL will henceforth be known as the CSGO2ASIA League (CAL). ” — nikh
The Asian Pro League enters its 12th Season – activity is up, subscribers are up, and we’re setting the stage for a whole new experience.
The Asian Pro League enters its 11th Season – to celebrate, we’re lowering the subscription and adding a ton of prizes!
The Asian Pro League enters its 10th Season – difficulties in division two mean we have to lower the prize pool for now.
The Asian Pro League enters its eighth season with activity spiking in Division 1 and Division 2 seeing a free-to-play trial period.
The Asian Pro League enters season 7 with the new map & minor adjustments to the leaderboards.
The Asian Pro League enters Season 6 by increasing the prize pool for Division 2! Over S$100 worth of skins and FACEIT points to be won!
The Asian Pro League enters Season 5 with some Chinese New Year Promotions to Celebrate
Season 1 to 3 saw a slew of major changes, with Season 4, our focus shifts to S.E.A
After a successful two-season run, we are back with new updates and many changes for Season 3!
After a successful first Season, we are back with new updates, a (slightly) bigger prize pool and new divisions for Season 2!
"We are delighted to announce we just crossed the 1000 subscriber mark. This is amazing. You guys are amazing!" —nikh
CSGO2ASIA is proud to be powering the new Asian Pro League (APL) launching on FACEIT later today!