In a somewhat interesting turn of events, nearly every competition in the Cyber X games was cancelled. Thats right, CANCELLED. What was to be the biggest, the most extravagant eSports Gaming event of all time, has literally turned into the biggest eSports failure of all time. It is times like these which is very sad for a community's future. We have been striving for more competitions, more prize money, and more fun, for a very long time now. When something like this happens, it really does have an impact on what we have been trying to achieve, our community has been hurt right down to the bone. How will we bounce back?
Today is truly a sad day for eSports.
This tournanment was cancelled due to supposed problems with networking, trying to use steam on the network turned out to be rather difficult. But let me say this, when you have over $150000 in prize money invested into a tournament, all it takes is a couple of weeks preperation in advance, to get these things working properly.
The tournament ran out of time, the network died (actually the servers were removed for "security reasons"), with 2 more matches left to play, cooller who was waiting in the winners bracket, and the winner of Zero4 and elpujuo. They decided to split the money 3 ways, 5k to cooller and 2.5 each to elp and ZeRo4. Well played guys you did your best, nice sportsmanship.
Also ran out of time. The clan zfz, who was in the winners bracket when the network was taken offline, being awarded $7,000 with Rival, UNR, and SMF receiving $6,800.
Cancelled due to lack of organisation
Cancelled before the tournament began
Cancelled becuase in all honesty.. who plays this game?
Lauke won this tournament, well played all.. Especially to fatality and Lotus.
The winner was 4k Grubby, second place to [aT]Wizard, 3rd to SK Insomnia, and finally fourth to 4k Zeus.
Lets hope above all that today we/them/everyone learnt a valueable lesson; always hire proffesional event organisers (with expertise), pay them and prepare in advance!
Edited by zr0 at 02:16 GMT, 19th Jan 2004 - 62437 Hits