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UT2004 to Return to CAL

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Renegade Retard, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Renegade Retard

    Renegade Retard Defender of the newbie

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    The Cyberathlete Amateur League (CAL) is planning on bringing UT2004 back to its ladders.
    You can read more at CALs website .

    Thanks to CyMek for providing us with this news tip.
     
  2. shoptroll

    shoptroll Active Member

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    Pfft... I guess Painkiller wasn't good enough for them? Or was that one of the other pro leagues?
     
  3. borsdy

    borsdy New Member

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    cpl I believe.

    btw, you play a lot of solitaire.
     
  4. CyMek

    CyMek Dead but not gone.

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  5. TraCK

    TraCK Amateur Sketch

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    amature league gaming. WTF is this like AAA Baseball?
     
  6. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    I remember spending like three hours triyng to get my avatar to fit in those stupid profiles. I wonder if I'm still in thier database. :D
     
  7. CyMek

    CyMek Dead but not gone.

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    It's called amature because they run the CPL, the professional lkeague, as well. SO unless you can take down CombataCarly or fatality or Lauke or anyone of that caliber, I suggest you start with the amature league first. CAL runs all of the well regarded ladders in a number of games, like q4, Cs, css, hl2dm, painkiller, and a few others.
     
  8. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    TAM will probably get a EuroCup this season by the looks of things.

    It's a little like ClanBase in Europe. For the big games, each season has an OpenCup, which is for everyone, and a EuroCup, which is the for uber-teams. Having said that, the top divisions of OpenCups have a pretty lethal level of competition :D
     
  9. ALG

    ALG Gallardo

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    I think it might be slightly different because there is also an americup for the best players.
     
  10. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    The same GGL who had better not screw up ClanBase...

    That's GGL and not CAL :)
     
  11. TraCK

    TraCK Amateur Sketch

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    So if your as good as combat carl they just won't let you in? What do they say? F U ur too good u no play wit us yo. It doesnt make much sense to me.
     
  12. briach

    briach ಠ_ಠ DaReTaL ಠ_ಠ

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    it does to me

    It's for new players that want to get into competitive scene without competing against people that are rankied 10th in teh world and etc.

    This also would encourage more clans to sign up, if they knew they didn't have to compete against teh highest ranked.
     
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  13. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    So how would one get from 'amateur' to 'pro' ?
    What makes *them* decide that you're not 'good enough' to be in the 'pro'-league ?

    In other words : what use is it to sign up for 'amateur' if there's no chance in hell you can get to 'pro' even if you want to ?
     
  14. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    Simple, really.

    Most "pro" tournamanets you get via invitaion (which is pretty much automatic if you're at the very top of the game), or by qualifiers (so you have to be the best to get there). There's nothing stopping anyone from being at the top. They just have to be good enough to get there.
     
  15. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    I'm a Pro at Pong.

    The Pros are very good, because they play 5 or more hours a day. The amatures play a couple of days a week.
     
  16. Leonardo

    Leonardo Old fart on top the mountain.....

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    wait a sec I thought you were a porn tester.... what gives? you doing a career change on us?
     
  17. T2A`

    T2A` I'm dead.

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    9 times out of 10 it's the other way around.
     
  18. briach

    briach ಠ_ಠ DaReTaL ಠ_ಠ

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    Yeah amatuers are usually overthinking things, or just don't have the sharpness to get to the level pros do, and pros know that they only need a little bit of trainging to maintain their sharpness.

    Pong is something else though, because you need to lots of muscle repetition and etc.

    Most amatuers in games probably couldn't get better if they practiced 12 hours a day, because they have mental barriers or bad technique they ignore.
     
  19. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    or perhaps most amateurs are 'only' amateurs, because they know there's more to life than playing a ff-ing game with zero chance of earning a living doing it ... (heck even that Fatality-dude only manages to make a living, because he can sell his name for money)
     
  20. [RCDA]guesswho9

    [RCDA]guesswho9 New Member

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    i like to take part in except i ain't old enougth for it and i ain't giving them my phone number.
     

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