Championship Gaming League General News
With the new patch/dlc there are now new weapons that have not been fully tested. All of these new weapons are banned until further notice. After testing and community feed back it will be decided if these weapons will be used in future league play.
Effective Immediately: The Championship Gaming League partners up with PBBans. PBBans will be The CGL’s primary streaming partner. All servers that are used for match play are required to be streaming to PBBans. You will be given one week from today to setup your server for streaming to PBBans. If a team captain posts a server that is not streaming to PBBans in match communications, the captain will be suspended for that weeks play. This will be enforced strictly, so if your server is not streaming, please set it up before next week’s matches to avoid suspension. You will NOT be suspended for week six matches, it will be a requirement for week seven.
The Championship Gaming League will be doing everything possible to ensure clean play and a cheat free environment. If you need help setting up your server to stream to PBBans please use the “Contact” link at the top of the page and contact Mr.Davis by either email or Battlelog or submit a support ticket asking for help.
We hope everyone had a great Mothers day weekend, and good luck with tomorrow’s matches.
We have just now opened the doors to a new format we are trying here at the Championship Gaming League. The CGL is introducing an 8v8 Draft League. There has been a lot of discussion going on via forums within the community about this and we are excited to go ahead and open the doors for individual players to sign up as free agents.
We have already selected our admins, and those admins along with a handful of other resepected members within the community are ranking players based on what they know of them. Those rankings are then translated into a score which will be shown publicly on the free agents list.
We are also happy to announce that Beast and Chucksterr who have been doing several Battlefield 3 competitive community podcasts will be shoutcasting a live draft that will be happening very soon.
Are you currently someone without a team? Do you just want to see how your skills line up with the best players in Battelfield 3? The Draft League is a great opportunity for players not currently within the competitive scene to get a taste of what competitive Battlefield 3 is. Get signed up today!
We are proud to announce a new official sponsor for the Championship Gaming League. Sasquatch Hosting is supporting the Battlefield 3 community and the CGL.
If you are looking for great web hosting, look no further than Sasquatch Hosting. They are currently offering an exclusive deal for Championship Gaming League members. Whether you are looking for hosting for your teams website or you simply want to start a new online business, this deal really is a good one! You are going to get more space and bandwidth for your money than you will anywhere else, and it is hosted on a top quality server in a secure data center. You can’t ask for much more than that!
If you already have a website and want to save a little bit of money, Sasquatch Hosting also is offering free transfers. I know a lot of people realize they are spending too much money on their web hosting, but don’t want the hassle of moving everything themselves so they continue to pay too much. Sasquatch Hosting will do that for you and ensure that your website is working properly after it has been transferred!
With Sasquatch Hosting you will have the most up to date and modern tools and technologies at your disposal, including cPanel 11, Fantastico Deluxe, PHP5, cURL, Nightly Backups, etc.
If you would like a special rate given only to Championship Gaming League members, please visit Sasquatch Hosting! Support those that support your community!
We are trying to make accessing our forums a regular part of our website visitors daily routines here on the CGL website. In an effort to continue to make improvements, we have coded the website so that when you login to the CGL website, it will check to see if you have registered on our forums. If not, it will go ahead and create an account for you.
Please take the time to head on over to the forums and become an active part of the community that is quickly growing there!
We stated from the beginning that we would like to only remove things that “break the game”. Unfortunately, EA continues to make changes to the game that work heavily against what we’re trying to do here at the CGL which is provide a good balanced form of game play that is interesting to watch and promotes skilled gamers the opportunity to win based off their skill, not off of limitations or unbalanced formats that are held within the game by the developers.
Effective immediately, please avoid using the M26 in all Battlefield 3 matches. Any team that is found using it will be required to replay the round or may be forced to forfeit that round to their opponent if it is decided that the M26 potentially impacted the outcome of it.
The CGL is continuing to look for ways to spread the brand and become one of the premiere leagues within gaming. We strive to host a platform with some of the most aggressive competition within gaming in an organized format. We are now officially announcing that we have opened our doors to Tribes:Ascend. We are looking to work closely with the community to provide a uniform ruleset with other events hosted for this game. We will also be looking to establish ourselves with some of the best teams within the game and use their advice and guidance to provide the best platform possible.
Please sign your team up today by registering on our website, selecting the appropriate division and using the “Create a Team” link.
Please note that we do not have an official start date, but will be announcing it soon. We will be working with Hi-Rez, if needed, to get teams added to the “whitelist” if needed. We hope to start preseason within a few weeks but we will be contacting teams via email as we make announcements and posting news here on the website. We look forward to getting to know you!
If you have any suggestions, please head on over to our forums or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are hearing your cry for more content! We feel like it is an important aspect of our website as we continue to move forward so it is currently a major focus of ours. We want to continue to bring on people that wish to provide and help our community by allowing more community interaction on our website. The start of this is the Predictions options.
Currently all registered members on the website have the option to go to each division and once logged in, post their predictions for upcoming matches. If you wish for your prediction to be public, you can even go to the extent of leaving a comment. We hope this spurs some excitement around those matches played here. We currently do have other ideas and we hope to implement some of these features into our standings and team pages to make them more intuitive and interesting for everyday visitors!
While I do not want to make any promises publicly, we believe we have some upcoming very interesting and enjoyable features that will be released on our website soon in the coming weeks!
It looks like this season we have now hit the threshold for pay to play teams. We would like to see more teams go ahead and sign up for the pay to play option so that the purse for the 4v4 division will be even bigger. At this point, I think it is pretty good though. Our new sponsor was able to help us on the purse also, and currently we have $300.00 on the line for the top 3 teams that finish in the playoffs.
Currently, if no other teams sign up for it:
1st place – $180.00
2nd place – $75.00
3rd place – $45.00
Currently, 5v5 and 8v8 is lacking in terms of participation in the pay to play. We would like to see more teams sign up all around. We are looking forward to a very successful season 2! All teams who are paid to play will have their team identified in the standings and on their team page soon. We are currently working out all the details with the teams in order to do it quickly and efficiently.
Effective immediately, the suppression perk is not allowed to be used in any matches for the Championship Gaming League for Battlefield 3. We hope that EA will make the necessary changes, but currently, the suppression perk eliminates a lot of skill and entertainment value out of the game from a competitive standpoint. Please ensure that matches this upcoming week (all week one matches) for 8v8, 5v5, and 4v4 no players are using the suppression perk.
In an effort to monitor this, we also ask that all teams have at least one player recording the match using 3rd party recording software. There will not be a mandatory upload, but we do ask that teams be cooperative if there are any match disputes. Also, attempt to be lenient and address this new rule change with your opponent before the match begins to avoid anyone using the perk and using the excuse that they were unaware of the rule. Emails will be sent to all players participating in an effort to spread the word more quickly.
If you need instructions on how to record Battlefield 3, please go here.