CPL announces China event

The Cyberathlete Professional League has confirmed that it will hold a gaming event in China later this year.

The CPL announced in August 2008 it had been bought by an investment group based in the United Arab Emirates.

It has now been confirmed that the CPL has opened its first Asian office, in the Chinese city of Chengdu, in a partnership with China’s Overseas Chinese Town Chengdu Holdings (OCT) and Singapore’s International Digital Media (IDM) Pte Ltd.

"We are excited to be in partnership with China’s OCT Chengdu and Singapore’s IDM on developing the esports industry in the growing market of Asia," said Scott Valencia, CPL Holdings Group CEO.

"The CPL has long been Asia’s esports brand of choice, and by having the first gaming community event in the City of Chengdu we get an opportunity to express our gratitude for their years of support.”

Meanwhile, the CPL has revelead that it plans to develop new China-based esports properties and launch events for the Chinese gaming community, the first of which will be called "CPL China" and will strive to "bring the CPL back to basics."

Although details on this event are still slim, the CPL says it will be held in September 2009 and be a "LAN party for fun and to determine the best gamer in the game titles chosen by the community."

More details about the tournament will soon be released.

ts being run by valencia, plus its new owners and nothing to do with angel munoz also this new company is not liable to unpaid prize money heres an old interview with this failure of an esports executive: www.gotfrag.com/portal/story/31402/
2009-06-16 20:55
hohoho
2009-06-16 20:51
very nice
2009-06-16 20:52
1 tournament, 2 tournaments, 3 tournaments... and cpl is back :DD
2009-06-16 20:52
CSsssss
2009-06-16 20:53
cpl!!
2009-06-16 20:59
epic!!
2009-06-16 20:59
good it's back on track. will have to attend it some day
2009-06-16 21:08
ESWC back, CPL back, very nice ! :D
2009-06-16 21:09
ESWC back??? :O :O
2009-06-16 21:21
eswc has a new sponsor, that's why he said that.
2009-06-17 13:54
ESWC oO ?
2009-06-16 21:58
eswc joined EOG (electronic open game) :)
2009-06-17 14:27
:O:O hearing it first here only.
2009-06-17 14:33
other than a name what exactly are the similarities between this and the old CPL? Im certainly not complaining that people are intending more big LANs to gaming, however im going to remain skeptical until i see what they can do
2009-06-16 21:09
Same here. They didn't even say if they were gonna include cs 1,6. Back to basics doesn't mean back to old school :-)
2009-06-17 03:02
GOOGOOGOGOGOOGOGOGO
2009-06-16 21:23
we are waiting ;d
2009-06-16 21:34
good news
2009-06-16 21:39
nicee
2009-06-16 21:41
Will it still be 1.6?
2009-06-16 21:42
It would seem most likely.
2009-06-16 22:34
otherwise would be dumb
2009-06-17 01:27
nice in 2,3y maybe an int version
2009-06-16 21:56
will there be maps like de_cpl_fire, de_cpl_strike and de_cpl_mill :X awesome maps!!
2009-06-16 22:04
well they own them so yeah there'd have to be.
2009-06-16 22:37
wow ;O
2009-06-16 22:12
CPL <3 good news!!!!!!!
2009-06-16 22:14
Great news!
2009-06-16 22:27
CPL FTW!!!
2009-06-16 22:28
So will the big teams and g7 or whatever they're called support this now? especially since it doesn't have that Angel guy?
2009-06-16 22:37
the legendary tournament returns! :D
2009-06-16 22:54
i thought the first event would be held in dubai or something :-(
2009-06-16 23:02
YAY CPL is back, huraaay.
2009-06-16 23:04
yahOOO... very very nice!
2009-06-16 23:06
CPL = epic Finally CPL is back on track!
2009-06-16 23:16
cpl, hell yeah
2009-06-16 23:22
nice! more events for the people
2009-06-16 23:33
Know what's funny, my nickname in cs is "cPL" and i've got it like 10 years ago (when i was playing on cs 1.5) before i ever heard of "Cyberathlete Professional League" and i will never change it. Great to hear that Cyberathlete Professional League is back, hope that the top teams will atend it, it would be awesome to see them play on maps like : de_cpl_fire, de_cpl_strike and de_cpl_mill.
2009-06-17 00:18
Man, it was 1.0 beta 10 y back :D
2009-06-17 00:30
yes, i've started on that, but the the nickname i've got it on 1.5
2009-06-17 00:54
Yeah well then you expressed yourself a lil wrong but its all right =)
2009-06-17 01:29
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Malaysia phyzell
Who was the winner of the last CPL event- SK or Team<3D??
2009-06-17 05:23
X3O @ 2007 CPL Winter Championship
2009-06-17 10:14
CPL
2009-06-17 00:37
nice!
2009-06-17 00:40
CPLCPLCPL :D go pro!
2009-06-17 00:48
very nice xD
2009-06-17 03:23
they better use 1.6 and the exact format they used in cpl back in the day, just make sure they pay up this time round.
2009-06-17 04:16
no 1.6, no cpl.
2009-06-17 04:20
awesome
2009-06-17 04:23
#48
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Malaysia phyzell
Scott Valencia really knows how to convince those rich Arabs investors. I wonder if any french people would try to do the same thing and bring back ESWC tourney. Can't wait for another ESL tourney in Dubai! LOL$$
2009-06-17 05:19
Yes, CPL !!!! :D
2009-06-17 05:28
nice :))
2009-06-17 06:38
oo good news :D:D:D go go go CPL
2009-06-17 10:22
CPL!!!!!! :DD!!
2009-06-17 10:28
OMG YEAH!
2009-06-17 11:31
great news !
2009-06-17 11:57
NO 1.6, NO CPL!
2009-06-17 12:19
How did you hear that there will be CS 1.6 ?
2009-06-17 12:29
woohoo
2009-06-17 12:31
how about a challenge in portugal?trust me, u would love. its about time isnt it? kidding, unfortunately we dont have sponsors as china and korea do :s
2009-06-17 13:57
good news +1 Counterstrike 1.6
2009-06-17 14:15
finally cpl returns!
2009-06-17 15:09
<3 CPL
2009-06-17 15:31
We don`t know if will be same like "old" CPL.Not enough money for prizes or no 1.6 and they can`t add again `cpl maps` because will be so many maps to play, the teams can`t prepare enough.
2009-06-17 15:31
CPL back, niceee.
2009-06-17 16:22
fnatic will take this one :)
2009-06-17 16:56
Will be one big joke if they state "back to the roots" and wont have CS 1.6.
2009-06-17 17:08
agree.
2009-06-17 18:01
NO 1.6 NO CPL
2009-06-17 17:30
CPL EVIL
2009-06-17 18:10
CPL <3 SpawN Ninja Defuse #2 =D Best event, best teams ohhh yeah.
2009-06-17 18:35
Niceeeeee
2009-06-17 18:42
yeah, great news! CPL Winter 05 was the best event ever! :>
2009-06-17 19:01
CPL, Play Hard, Go Pro! :0
2009-06-17 20:26
CPL, Play Hardcore, Go GeT_RiGhT :D
2009-06-17 20:36
haha :D i like Vx0's line better :D
2009-06-17 21:45
CPL,... Sex Hard, Go Porn.. sry...no sens what so ever... drunk a couple of beers.. PACE !
2009-06-17 22:50
nice try :-)
2009-06-17 23:27
true words from a wise guy ;)
2009-06-17 22:00
CPL :D <3
2009-06-18 11:26
CEPELIN
2009-06-18 12:25
china.. so far!
2009-06-18 15:08
What are yall talking about "cant wait to see them play cpl maps" 1. Those maps all suck. With the exception of mill. Which I would still take cevos version of over it. 2. "game choice of the community" If they decide to make some shit game the primary game like source or cod4 or WOW or some stupid shit then its back to where it started. I wont be satisfied if until I see 1.6 is on the game list. Then ill go full support for the CPL!! BRING BACK THE OLD DAYS!! 2003 STYLE
2009-06-18 15:21
CPL GOGO
2009-06-19 12:56
fantastic!!!
2009-06-20 02:57
Chinese really rules the world after the econ crisis.
2009-06-22 15:22
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Romania KrieppeN
Nice and great. I hope that wont be only in China... Sweden, Germany, Holland are great countries for LANs. Great news 'bout CPL and for ESWC aswell.
2009-11-29 01:29
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