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R.I.P. Championship Gaming Series

The Championship Gaming Series announced today it's calling it quits after realizing that "profitability was too far in the future." The organization has a farewell letter on its site stating the concept was "an idea whose time came too early." Clearly, gamers would rather play than watch others d...

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R.I.P. CPL

We're feeling kinda guilty for just now noticing the rotting heap in our inbox. The Cyberathlete Professional League has been dead for five days, apparently, and the fist-pumping silhouette that has represented the CPL for so many years has become a ghostly reminder that competitive gaming is a lon...

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$1 million Halo 3 tournament in Texas

One million dollars. Sounds just great doesn't it? And $250,000 of the million dollar pool can be yours if your Halo 3 pwning skills are unnaturally super. You can win said cash if you make the trip down to Dallas, TX on December 18th for the $1 million Halo 3 Competition held by the Cyberathlete Pr...

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Headshot! Energy bar for gamers

Mountain Dew and Red Bull just isn't enough for today's serious gamers. Now they need specially marketed energy supplements to keep them in the fragging zone. Enter Uncommon Loot and Headshot; the candy bar specifically created for gamers. With 100 mg of Guarana, Headshot could pack a serious punch ...

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Game champion commits suicide over gambling debts

Christian Sellergren, a professional gamer who led Team Eyeballers to the 2004 CPL Counter-Strike championship, apparently took his own life last November over massive debts accrued from online gambling. The news trickled down to us through a rough translation of a recent story about the death in Sw...

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Frag Dolls pwn Rainbow Six CPL tourney, first pro win

The Frag Dolls won their first pro-circuit event last night, beating "The Unknown" to earn first place in the 4v4 Rainbow Six Vegas competition at Winter CPL. Aside from being the Frag Dolls' first big victory, it appears that this is also the first time an all-female team has won a (co-ed) pro-circ...

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CPL developing new competitive game: Severity

John Romero had a surprising announcement for the assembled crowds at Sunday's Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) finals. No, he didn't declare he was going to make you his bitch (and no that joke will never get old), but he did announce the development of a new first-person shooter tuned speci...

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Attention pro gamers: stop taking drugs

An interesting article on Tom's Hardware reveals that the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) is preparing to introduce drug testing at all of its gaming competitions next year. Ignoring the kneejerk observation that gaming can be a drug all on its own (we frequently test positive for Lumines), t...

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Pizza Hut to sponsor cyberathletes

Pizza Hut recently announced they will become the first fast food franchise to sponsor the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) and its affiliated tournaments. When engaged in league play, CPL professional and amateur members will be directed to special deals at Pizza Hut's web site, although ther...

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CPL cancellation "a step backwards"

The BBC reports on the disappearance of the CPL World Tour from an international perspective. With budding British pro gamers having pinned their hopes on the event -- one even giving up a tennis career -- the cancellation comes as quite a blow. Teams that have trained on specific games, maps and ru...

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