CPL a step closer to rebirth

CPL is definitely one of those names that has been through ups and downs ever since it ceased its active operations, back in 2007. Today a new episode in the saga revives the long-lived brand. 

Rumours upon rumours, Abu Dhabi investment companies buying out the brand, Tonya Welch launching allegations towards Scott Valencia and many other twists. The story behind the organization definitely held all necessary ingredients for a soap opera. Yet it doesn't stop here.

Out of nowhere, a press release from NewWorld's side today takes the scene by surprise, as both the CPL and CAL brands are now officially passed onto the ownership of WoLong Ventures. NewWorld, the previous administrator of both brands represents the company who lead both organisations during their glory days, having iconic E-sports figures at their helm, such as Angel Munoz.

According to the press release the company is now passed, under a non-disclosure agreement, to Singapore based, WoLong Ventures, an investment and management oriented entity. But the new owning company is no stranger to e-sports, as its CEO is Ryan Schumacher, previously involved in projects like AmpedNews.com and Games Media Properties, once parent company of WSVG.

He noted the following on the acquisition:

"This acquisition is an important component of a larger strategic plan to create powerful experiences across diverse online platforms with an emphasis on entertainment and interactivity. While often imitated, the international success of the CPL brand has yet to be fully replicated." 

Although the press release does little to clear up the grey cloud hanging on top of both the CPL and CAL, no further details have been shed as of now. Contacted by HLTV.org, Ryan Schumacher stated that he will happily comment on the situation later during this week. As of now, stick closely with us as we will follow the string of happenings surrounding CPL's rebirth.

OMG CPL , im so exited . CpL power :D
2010-08-23 21:17
25 replies
Did you wet your pants? :)
2010-08-23 21:52
11 replies
LOL!
2010-08-23 22:24
3 replies
no he jizzed...
2010-08-24 07:49
2 replies
finally! they mayby gonna play the cpl maps!<333
2010-08-24 21:21
1 reply
what are the cpl maps ? standard 5v5 maps but no tuscan, instead clp_fire and cpl_mill and maybe fire too, did they play cbble? i cant remember anymore i think cbble was there too (ps. fawk tuscan cpl_mill ftw!!)
2010-09-22 21:11
umad=?
2010-08-23 22:35
2 replies
mater
2010-08-23 22:56
1 reply
ok
2010-08-24 03:54
HAHAHAHHA
2010-08-23 22:40
:D
2010-08-23 22:48
hahahahhahahahahah (Y)
2010-08-23 23:32
TROLL :P
2010-08-24 02:08
Friend, I am so excited as you. The Cyberathlete Professional League is my favorite competition. If she comes back, I promise to shave my ass and give to the first guy with a giant penis that I see! EHAUEHAUEHAUEA
2010-08-23 22:27
10 replies
Oh CPL it's a girl now, how cute *.*
2010-08-23 22:29
9 replies
A beautiful girl :)
2010-08-23 23:56
7 replies
With a hairy ass :)
2010-08-24 02:58
6 replies
o.O
2010-08-24 04:11
what the f......
2010-08-24 08:05
typical finnish girl
2010-08-24 23:05
2 replies
AHAHAHAHAHA +1 sadly..
2010-08-25 20:54
+1
2010-09-22 21:12
loool
2010-08-25 12:53
ROFL
2010-08-24 05:13
this can mean the light in the end of the tunnel for US, CAL back ? CS would not die in US ?
2010-08-24 11:26
Excited about a scam? CPL is notorious for never paying out quite a handsome amount of teams and players, lyeing to their own sponsors. One of the co-owners of the CPL wrote an article a while ago when CPL had that fake ass 'countdown' until it's return still up saying in complete detail all the lies Angel Munez and the board of the CPL were guilty of. Scamming players, organizations, and their own fucking sponsors. And even going as far as (what they are doing right now) making up fictional business entities that nobody can ever find any trace of saying they 'bought the CPL brand' and that 'change is on the way'. Complete and utter horse shit. Stay dead CPL, and stay quiet about it.
2010-08-26 02:06
gl
2010-08-23 21:17
GL!!
2010-08-23 21:17
wow this is amazing news
2010-08-23 21:18
omg cpl, the best !! cant w8 !!
2010-08-23 21:18
happy happy joy joy!
2010-08-23 21:18
omgomgomgomgomgomg NICE !!!!!
2010-08-23 21:19
h0o njce
2010-08-23 21:20
yooooo
2010-08-23 21:21
awesomeeee
2010-08-23 21:22
myabe he will be the new arbalet its nice to see rich people that invest in eSport! GO CPL we miss you !
2010-08-23 21:23
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Canada Quartz87
Rofl.. getting excited over nothing.
2010-08-23 21:23
3 replies
+1
2010-08-23 21:30
+1 lol at the guy who said somethin like "the new arbalet"
2010-08-23 22:24
1 reply
+1toyougoodsir
2010-08-24 00:36
gl
2010-08-23 21:23
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Brazil jpfogato
OMG AMAZING NEWS!
2010-08-23 21:24
nice :) amazing news.
2010-08-23 21:24
next news... hltv on fire today
2010-08-23 21:25
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Pakistan MrHassan
Amazinggggggggggggggggggg
2010-08-23 21:25
good news
2010-08-23 21:26
ya right. like several months ago with the "epic" countdown shit. get real!
2010-08-23 21:26
Oh and please welcome hancu(la) :)
2010-08-23 21:27
25 replies
true true :)
2010-08-23 21:35
24 replies
welcome ;)
2010-08-23 21:40
23 replies
thx ;)
2010-08-23 21:47
22 replies
Welcome! What's your task?!
2010-08-23 21:57
7 replies
thx!! just a towel boy; I provide fresh water and clean towels to Marc, Luis and the gang ;) it's great!
2010-08-23 22:00
6 replies
Haha :d, seriously now :p.
2010-08-23 22:01
5 replies
he'll shoutcast for the new HLTV.org stream!
2010-08-23 22:04
2 replies
Dreams might come true! :p
2010-08-23 22:07
1 reply
they will eventually!
2010-08-23 22:09
I get nothing but replies of being too serious all day long, so I cannot elaborate further than that :D
2010-08-23 22:05
1 reply
Haha, okay mate.
2010-08-23 22:07
bravo (good job)
2010-08-23 22:01
9 replies
cheerios ;)
2010-08-23 22:05
8 replies
I had a High School colegue called Andrei Hancu :)), and now I have one at my University. And you on hltv.org :)) how lovely is that?
2010-08-23 22:08
7 replies
quite lovely; but I'm unique mister, no matter how common my name is, never forget that :)
2010-08-23 22:09
6 replies
=)) indeed the other two are stuck in Ro, U on the other hand are stuck in Dubai.
2010-08-23 22:11
5 replies
stuck sounds kinda negative; enjoying dubai is closer to how I see it :D
2010-08-23 22:13
4 replies
enjoy it to the maximum than, so will Nix0n enjoy his time off, seeing that now he has you, MIRAA, PUS to do the news, he'll sleep his ass off till the next event.
2010-08-23 22:16
3 replies
without sounding too much of an ass-kisser, I think he deserves it :)
2010-08-23 22:19
2 replies
we all think he does! It's NOMAD who should be put to work by now, even though the worked his ass off few years ago, but heck he needs to be yelled at two.
2010-08-23 22:21
1 reply
Quoted for truth.
2010-08-24 12:47
Welcome!! And yea, enjoy the profile hits!! :P
2010-08-23 22:02
1 reply
thx; I can try and re-direct the profile hits to your account if you want, I don't really care about it - doesn't make me any money, doesn't bring me any joy :) its only a result of HLTV.org being such a great big community and you guys are the ones to thank for that!
2010-08-23 22:07
HF :)
2010-08-23 22:06
1 reply
thnx!
2010-08-23 22:07
GL :D
2010-08-23 21:28
GOODNEWS :D:D
2010-08-23 21:33
nice!
2010-08-23 21:39
godlike :D gO!
2010-08-23 21:40
loooooooooool People see the documentary called "Frag" plz, the owner of CPL is a....
2010-08-23 21:40
nice!
2010-08-23 21:48
ommmgggg CPL GOGOGOGO
2010-08-23 21:48
oh a new writer nice :)
2010-08-23 21:48
2 replies
just towel boy thx ;)
2010-08-23 21:49
1 reply
u certainly deserve a higher "rank" than a towel boy tbqh :p (not tryin to be an ass-kisser here). and welcome btw ^^
2010-08-24 09:55
yeah yeah yeah nothing new
2010-08-23 21:49
Yeah CPL would be nice for the community. But I never liked their maps. In fact I hate them :P
2010-08-23 21:50
8 replies
mill OMG it owns how could you say that!
2010-08-23 21:51
6 replies
Mill sucks and so does Tuscan. :P
2010-08-23 21:51
4 replies
go strike :)
2010-08-23 21:57
3 replies
Strike sucks too. And fire. :P
2010-08-23 21:58
2 replies
go mario then
2010-08-23 23:34
1 reply
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Japan kitzune
tetris maybe better, very good maps
2010-08-24 09:32
+1
2010-08-23 23:25
:D
2010-08-23 21:53
gogogog
2010-08-23 21:50
CPL wOw
2010-08-23 21:54
1 reply
+1
2010-08-23 22:57
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Algeria SHeTaN
GL
2010-08-23 21:54
Welcome HANCU to our big family :)
2010-08-23 21:55
12 replies
thx Nickyyy; it will be a thrilling ride!!!
2010-08-23 21:56
1 reply
I'm sure it will :)
2010-08-23 21:59
Again actually...
2010-08-23 22:09
9 replies
details details :D
2010-08-23 22:15
wtf? :)
2010-08-23 22:55
7 replies
www.hltv.org/news/440-changes-odyssey-in-europe - Back in 2007 :)
2010-08-23 23:00
6 replies
Of course I knew that :P He just forgot about me so we have to start over :)))))
2010-08-23 23:08
5 replies
Riiiiiight, like your old groggy mind would remember.
2010-08-23 23:13
4 replies
I'm a walking wikipedia you noob :)
2010-08-24 00:21
3 replies
xd
2010-08-24 03:56
titipedia more like :)
2010-08-24 13:46
1 reply
do you wiggle ? if not gtfo =)
2010-09-22 21:16
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Denmark AndersR
well, let's see if anything happens the 20th time...
2010-08-23 21:55
Shouldn't they be more worried about paying people out than starting new tournaments? Fuck, Vo0 won $250,000k in the 05 World Tour and he still hasn't gotten a cent of it from them. mouz's 3rd place finish in 03 Winter still hasn't been paid. wombat's first prize in 99 in Quake hasn't been paid out either. I can go on for 12 days. The CPL is full of shit and I hope they fail.
2010-08-23 21:58
7 replies
$250,000k =D
2010-08-23 22:01
that's why we'll have Ryan on an interview later this week as well as (hopefully) Angel - to explain it all piece by piece
2010-08-23 22:02
3 replies
Angel Munoz is a lying, stealing piece of shit that robbed sponsors of millions of dollars in prize money. When Gotfrag did an interview at his house he forbid them from taking any pictures. How shady is that? Gotfrag even said that the "low six-figure salary" he'd said he'd been making off CPL couldn't have paid for a mansion, like 8 cars, designer furniture and original paintings. I asked Angel on his formspring why he hasn't paid people out, and he never answered me back. I asked him on Facebook too, and now he set his facebook to hidden. Munoz can suck a fat dick for ruining eSports.
2010-08-24 02:41
2 replies
This man speaks the truth. Angel is a complete faggot and can go to hell.
2010-08-24 04:45
FUCK yea , he is a fucking douche
2010-08-24 10:22
Where did you hear vo0 hadn't been paid? last time i spoke to him he'd been paid..
2010-08-23 22:12
Agreed. Angel Munoz is shit too. Fuck that guy.
2010-08-24 00:09
gl :X
2010-08-23 22:11
!!! gl
2010-08-23 22:15
CPL
2010-08-23 22:15
#49 what a bunch of total crap. Voo was paid, Wombat was paid. Where do you come up with this stuff? Stop spreading lies! A week ago there was a public response to the allegations of non-payment of prizes. Read it before spreading nonsense: formspring.me/AngelMunoz/q/966715324
2010-08-23 22:19
6 replies
If you use the 'Reply' button the user will/would know you replied to him/her ;)
2010-08-23 22:51
It does not matter. Until the competitors are paid there will be a huge stigma over CPL and the idea " Are they going to pay me if I win?". They just need to bite the bullet and pay them or there might be a boycott by the G7 teams, even thought they do very little now.
2010-08-23 22:59
you should all read this guy's profile. just saying. LOL
2010-08-24 02:41
1 reply
rofl looks like Angel Munoz registered just for this occasion, so pathetic
2010-08-24 07:36
You're an idiot. If CPL did pay out the prizes, then why the hell are the all the G7 teams still boycotting the CPL? I spoke to lurppis recently and he said 2 of his Top 10 placings in CPL with Serious Gaming and 69N-28E haven't been paid out, and never will be.
2010-08-24 02:44
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Japan kitzune
Hi Angel Munos :)
2010-08-24 09:51
mill sucks, strike rocks!!!
2010-08-23 22:21
whats the matter cpl iem its a event like every other
2010-08-23 22:26
1 reply
but cpl is a fucking epic event ( or used to be ), besides it's oldschool
2010-08-23 22:54
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Ukraine Nzr0
xD when i saw cpl a step closer to rebirth i jizzed to my pants :D OH YEAH CPL POWER if SpawN back with the new about the CPL it will be the best year ever ;D
2010-08-23 22:34
3 replies
Nah SpawN won't come back, not now at least, he's got lot of things to do with his contracts like promoting products etc .. link ( in french ) : live.team-aaa.com/news/24/
2010-08-23 22:55
2 replies
plz don't feed the trolls...
2010-08-24 06:56
1 reply
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Japan kitzune
SpawN will be back, SpawN will be back, SpawN will be back, nananannnanana
2010-08-24 09:53
I don't really understand why all these companies are fighting over ownership of the CPL and/or CAL when they never do anything
2010-08-23 22:35
1 reply
i agree. especially when its a name that has been so dragged through the mud in recent years and that has so many questions of unpaid prizes etc
2010-08-25 14:25
We don't need CPL, plz stay dead
2010-08-23 22:38
2 replies
why not?
2010-08-23 23:20
1 reply
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Japan kitzune
for the same reasons we dont need vampyres, or black holes or armageddon
2010-08-24 09:54
I want cpl cmon!!!
2010-08-23 22:46
CPL KAMAN !
2010-08-23 22:50
GOOOOO CPL
2010-08-23 22:50
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Israel m@$k@
WOOOOT good news huh :D
2010-08-23 22:54
NIIICEEE
2010-08-23 22:54
CPL FTW
2010-08-23 22:56
NICE!! :) btw welcome Hancu :)
2010-08-23 23:00
1 reply
yo! thx dude ;)
2010-08-23 23:02
Go CPL BACK !
2010-08-23 23:01
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Israel selukvey
w0w Good Luck, i wish CPL Would BACK!
2010-08-23 23:05
CPL > WCG > ESWC.
2010-08-23 23:09
7 replies
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2010-08-23 23:21
you're joking, right?
2010-08-23 23:21
2 replies
that opinion sounds fair, cpl was a larger event
2010-08-23 23:45
I'm not kidding, CPL was a very well organized event.
2010-08-23 23:54
WCG > CPL
2010-08-24 00:09
WCG > ESWC > CPL anyway nice
2010-08-24 00:37
+1 CPL 2005 ! UNREAL!
2010-08-24 02:02
CPL Backgrounds ftw ! Play Hard Go Blind
2010-08-23 23:10
1 reply
hahah :D
2010-08-23 23:47
nice!
2010-08-23 23:15
We got Arbalet. No need of CPL ;)
2010-08-23 23:24
who cares about cpl anyway
2010-08-23 23:28
it should happen
2010-08-23 23:32
wOw~
2010-08-23 23:40
wOw ~ kAMAN CPL Players =)
2010-08-23 23:47
Greats news! CPL :D
2010-08-24 00:26
comeback cpl very nice gl
2010-08-24 00:44
NICE NEWS !
2010-08-24 00:46
Ah the CPL... The glamour is back!
2010-08-24 00:58
cpl was the shittest contest ever. ESL FTW
2010-08-24 01:17
1 reply
Uhum, yeah, right..
2010-08-24 02:40
"Wtf that dude is CPL"
2010-08-24 01:24
asians, please show the world and arabs how to run a gaming community. i mean really, please, run it correctly :(
2010-08-24 01:27
Who is this hancu guy, he seems sort of mysterious. I don't like change, explain yourself sir!
2010-08-24 02:12
11 replies
Pus boyfriend ;)
2010-08-24 04:09
4 replies
dude I could be your father for all I know!
2010-08-24 06:52
3 replies
Hahaha, daddy :D
2010-08-24 18:40
2 replies
big daddy PLEASE!
2010-08-24 19:10
1 reply
Kk, im sorry, dont hit me, im still too young :( :D
2010-08-24 19:22
i promise i ll do a blog today, just for you, to explain my life :) I don't want you to feel anxious, please!! Sit back, take a breather, relax and enjoy HLTV.org!
2010-08-24 06:51
5 replies
So much for a blog ;)
2010-08-26 20:40
4 replies
i ll try and do it today; the man's got a life you know... and a busy one I might add :)
2010-08-27 06:52
3 replies
Hehe, hltv.org crew is always busy =D
2010-08-27 09:31
2 replies
there you go :) www.hltv.org/?pageid=135&userid=52111&blogid=2053&profile=1
2010-08-27 23:42
1 reply
Already read and commented on it! 2 LATE! :D
2010-08-27 23:44
CPL :D:D The most interesting league for me :D
2010-08-24 02:14
bull**** quick google search for wulong or any of the names mentioned brings up nothing. more shade corps for disguise
2010-08-24 03:14
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Japan kitzune
+1 I find less information about this "entity" than there is sugar in coke zero :(
2010-08-24 10:19
CPLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssssssss;D
2010-08-24 03:25
hahaha, the cpl in moments of glory <3 WCG2010 > CPL2010
2010-08-24 03:32
The comeback of CPL wouldnt hutt the scene :D
2010-08-24 04:08
awesome more compete
2010-08-24 07:00
www.youtube.com/watch?v=11ZfWjxAHBI&feature=related Gotta love the old stuff... I remember when I skipped school just to lie on bed, eat, drink and of course watch The Cyberathlete Professional League !
2010-08-24 07:38
hope it come true
2010-08-24 07:57
#170
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Paraguay lel0x
CPL i love you.... :D
2010-08-24 08:34
CPL BaCK ON TRACK BABY! :D :D
2010-08-24 10:11
NICE!!!
2010-08-24 10:41
still arbalet is better
2010-08-24 12:05
nice :]
2010-08-24 12:57
i've seen the news and i Jizz in my pants ! www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4
2010-08-24 13:41
in 2050 CPL reborn
2010-08-24 15:59
fuck Angel Munoz
2010-08-24 20:41
Arbalet > CPL
2010-08-25 02:54
Ummm... Arbalet is the new CPL, sorry CPL but you've had your time
2010-08-25 06:39
Return to your caves fanboys. This is just a ROMOUR. sigh..
2010-08-25 10:28
I havent read the comments here yet, but did any of you read that blog posted by one of the co-owners of the CPL after Angel had sold it? The new owner was a liar and a scammer, trying to get investors to invest in CPL by saying it was bought up by some gigantic company in the middle east, which was not even true. It was a fake company made by the CPL owner just so it would all look legit. It looks like he is trying to pull the same trick again only this time with some Asian company.... Please just die in peace CPL and let Arbalet do their job.
2010-08-25 15:17
1 reply
What do you think more than half of the comments said? :P CPL and CAL were both a joke and Angel Munez is a liar who never paid out his teams and players. Stay dead CPL.
2010-08-26 01:59
nice )
2010-08-25 19:15
1 reply
Whats so nice about a fake company that doesn't seem to have any trace of existence 'buying the CPL' name? And whats nice about a tournament that is notorious for never paying out a truckload of teams and players?
2010-08-26 02:00
Is that in 2011 we will have a long-awaited CPL?
2010-08-27 06:23
"Contacted by HLTV.org, Ryan Schumacher stated that he will happily comment on the situation later during this week." Where's the comment? Oh wait..
2010-08-28 10:36
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