World Cyber Games tournaments cancelled

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After 14 years of eSports glory, World Cyber Games (WCG) is closing doors. It’s not entirely clear why (although it’s not exactly surprising), but this certainly can’t be good for eSports – we need more major eSports tournaments, not less.

eSports site, Ongamers, is reporting on an email purportedly sent out by WCG CEO, Brad Lee stating that the organization will not longer hold tournaments:

This year, World Cyber Games Inc. will not organize tournaments and events, including the World Cyber Games finals world.

Accordingly, each partner can use brand WCG in your country from this point. This decision was made by the WCG committee after considering the current global trend as well as the business environment.

This is a shocking news to you, we know, the entire staff of the WCG was surprised.

In 14 years, all you have to do what makes the best WCG become the greatest events in the world.

There are many great moments based on your dedication. Although the brand has disappeared but WCG spirit will remain forever in the hearts of each player and fans.

This moment is very difficult and painful for me. However, I must say goodbye to the WCG.

The WCG began in 2000, sponsored by Korea’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Information and Communications and Samsung. It became a staple in the eSports calendar, specifically for WarCraft 3 and Counter-Strike, as well as StarCraft, Quake and League of Legends. In recent years, the tournaments have been less successful, leading to this closure. However, it made an important impact on eSports and will be missed.

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Last Updated: February 6, 2014

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Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    Ahhhhhh, glorious CS

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Still an awesome game today!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Have you tried Loadout yet? Played an hour or so last night with 4v4bots – was quite fun.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Nope, have you tried Planetside 2 yet?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Nope 😉

        • Mossel

          You can shoot a dude in the dick. 10/10 Game of the Year.

      • Mossel

        How long were you waiting for a game? I heard they had some problems but I connected relatively quickly. +-5min. You should play against humans!

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Play against real people? But that would be murder, & murder is wrong :/

          It didn’t take nearly that long, I found a game after 20/30 seconds. Played a few levels. Every time someone dropped out another person joined in straight away.

  • Kromas

    is what went wrong or the current trend. LoL tournaments are hosted by
    Riot. Dota pretty much by valve,Starcraft by Blizzard and so forth and
    so forth. At least that is how I see it.

  • Rags

    Tis where Ph4ntom / South Africa first made it to the big stage in 2002.

    • Think it was before that when he made the qualifier to THE CPL, which he couldn’t make

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