CAL CPL DOWN?
ok on Irc this is what is posted by Beck:
The CAL staff and administration are still locked out of the site and therefore the league is temporarily suspended from operations. THIS GOES FOR ALL GAMES. Intention, motive, reason and future plans are thus far up in the air. As soon as we know anything you guys will be promptly told. Until then we're choosing not to make asses out of ourselves and spout assumptions. so please just bear with us until we have something.
CAL is Cyberathlete Professional League
CPL is Cyberathlete Professional League
From GGL WIRE: It looks like this may be the end of CPL. There has been a lot of people losing a lot of money. For instance, there was ALOT of Saudi money invested in CitiBank and it basically evaporated. It turns out there is ALOT of oil and diminished demand. We do not know who in the EAU bought CPL but they undoubtedly are invested in other areas besides CPL (or if they are only invested in gaming, they really really really like video games).
Sponsors are cash poor. So companies like CPL with budgets and salaries are taking it on the chin. Where as organizations like eGO, whose salaried employees are paid with pride, can take gear in lieu of money.
It looks like the CAL website is down. CAL was recently purchased by a company in the United Arab Emirates on November 14th, 2008.
From a cached page on their website:
Update on CAL's Acquisition
As previously announced, CAL was sold to the newly formed CPL Holdings Group, LTD., of the United Arab Emirates.
A few weeks ago the acquisition was finalized and this weekend we have commenced the process of transferring CAL to new host servers in the United Kingdom. While we are hoping for minimum interruption to CAL operations, it is likely that you will experience downtime while trying to access the CAL website.
Please bear with us as we complete the transfer process to the new owners...
*Due to the Islamic EID holidays, email addresses in this release will not be active until Monday, October 6, 2009. angel.munoz
This is interesting at the very least.
Can we get reports from anyone who has forum access to CAL?