Cyberathlete Professional League Shuts Down

Andy Chalk

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Nov 12, 2002
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Cyberathlete Professional League Shuts Down


The Cyberathlele Professional League [http://www.thecpl.com/] has announced it is shutting its doors after 10 years in operation.

Citing an overcrowded field of competing leagues and an ongoing economic downturn, the CPL announced it has suspended operations and canceled all events scheduled for 2008. Launched in 1997, the CPL experienced significant growth over its decade of operation, from a small LAN in Dallas, Texas to world-class international competitions.

"The CPL regrets that this news will disappoint those that were planning on attending the summer and winter events this year," the league said in its announcement of the shutdown. "Many thanks to all of the sponsors and partners that helped CPL establish the groundwork for professional videogame competitions. Their vision and pioneering spirit should always be remembered."

The move follows the September 2007 sponsorship agreement [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/76895]with Dr. Pepper in March.


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