Older Professional Gamer League Closes Its Doors

Cyberathlete Professional League

It’s sad, but true, the Cyberathlete Professional League has announced that they will be closing the league. CPL has been around and popular since 1997, but the showy World Series of Video Games and CGS have taken a toll on CPL.

All events that were scheduled for 2008 have been cancelled.

“Effective immediately, the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) will cease operations. Therefore, all CPL events currently scheduled for 2008 are hereby canceled,” said a post on the CPL website. “The current fragmentation of the sport, a crowded field of competing leagues, and the current economic climate have prompted the CPL to suspend its pro-tournament operations. The CPL regrets that this news will disappoint those that were planning on attending the summer and winter events this year.”

“Many thanks to all of the sponsors and partners that helped CPL establish the groundwork for professional video game competitions. Their vision and pioneering spirit should always be remembered,”

Leave a Reply