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[e][h]Cyberathlete Professional League
Company Information
Industry:
Profesionnal Gaming League
Founded:
1997 as CPL
Defunct:
2008
Fate:
Acquired by WoLong Ventures, Pte. Ltd.
Headquarters:
United States Dallas
Key People:
Angel Munoz
Kimberly Vizurraga
Michael Allen
Employees:
20+
Website:

The Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) was the pioneer and a world leader in professional videogame tournaments, and for ten years has been a major force in the transformation of videogame competitions to a professional sport.


Since its founding in 1997, the Dallas-based organization has hosted 60 international main events with a total attendance of over 300,000 gamers, has sanctioned over 500 international qualifiers and awarded more than $3 million in prizes.

The CPL Winter and CPL Summer Counter-Strike tournaments were considered part of the Counter-Strike Majors from 2001 to 2006.

About[edit]

The Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL), founded on June 27, 1997 by gaming entrepreneur Angel Munoz, was a professional sports tournament organization specializing in computer and console video game competitions.


Launched in Dallas, Texas, the CPL was considered the pioneer in professional video game tournaments, which have been held in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Australia and Asia. The CPL's tournaments was open to all registrants, but due to the ESRB content rating of some video games, CPL competitions was restricted to participants age 17 or older. The CPL has distributed more than US$3,000,000 in cash prizes.


On August 25, 2008, the CPL announced that it had signed an acquisition agreement with an investment group based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. On August 23, 2010, NewWorld, the former parent company of the CPL, announced that the two-year acquisition process of the CPL was finalized, and that the sole owner of the CPL (and its subsidiaries) was now WoLong Ventures PTE of Singapore.


Events[edit]

Cyberathlete Professional League
2000
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Europe Cologne 2000 2000-12-08 to 2000-12-10 Clan ZClan Z Clan Z Spirit of AmigaSpirit of Amiga Spirit of Amiga
Babbage's CPL 2000 2000-12-14 to 2000-12-17 EYEBALLERSEYEBALLERS EYEBALLERS Domain of PainDomain of Pain Domain of Pain
2001
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Speakeasy.net CPL 2001 2001-04-12 to 2001-04-15 Xtreme 3Xtreme 3 Xtreme 3 xenoxeno xeno
Virtua CPL Latin America 2001 2001-04-28 to 2001-04-30 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming EMB-1EMB-1 EMB-1
CPL Europe Holland 2001 2001-05-11 to 2001-05-13 Spirit of AmigaSpirit of Amiga Spirit of Amiga AllstarsAllstars Allstars
CPL Europe London 2001 2001-08-03 to 2001-08-05 Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas armaTeamarmaTeam armaTeam
CPL Europe Berlin 2001 2001-08-31 to 2001-09-02 Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas Spirit of AmigaSpirit of Amiga Spirit of Amiga
Tilt Total CPL Latin America 2001 2001-11-02 to 2001-11-04 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming redstarredstar redstar
CPL Winter 2001 2001-12-05 to 2001-12-09 Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas Xtreme 3Xtreme 3 Xtreme 3
2002
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Europe Cologne 2002 2002-05-17 to 2002-05-19 Nordic DivisionNordic Division Nordic Division against All authorityagainst All authority against All authority
CPL Summer Championship 2002 2002-06-20 to 2002-06-24 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming GameOnlineGameOnline GameOnline
CPL Europe Oslo 2002 2002-10-03 to 2002-10-06 eoLithiceoLithic eoLithic mTwmTw mTw
CPL Winter Championship 2002 2002-12-18 to 2002-12-22 3D3D 3D GameOnlineGameOnline GameOnline
2003
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Europe Cannes 2003 2003-03-14 to 2003-03-16 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming Team9Team9 Team9
CPL Summer Championship 2003 2003-07-30 to 2003-08-03 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming Team9Team9 Team9
CPL Europe Copenhagen 2003 2003-11-13 to 2003-11-16 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming GamepointGamepoint Gamepoint
CPL Winter Championship 2003 2003-12-16 to 2003-12-20 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming NoANoA NoA
2004
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Summer Championship 2004 2004-07-28 to 2004-08-01 EYEEYE EYE SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming
CPL Winter Championship 2004 2004-12-15 to 2004-12-19 NoANoA NoA EYEEYE EYE
2005
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Summer Championship 2005 2005-07-06 to 2005-07-10 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
CPL Winter Championship 2005 2005-12-14 to 2005-12-18 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming Lunatic-haiLunatic-hai Lunatic-hai
2006
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Summer Championship 2006 2006-07-05 to 2006-07-09 compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming ALTERNATE aTTaXALTERNATE aTTaX ALTERNATE aTTaX
CPL Singapore 2006 2006-09-15 to 2006-09-17 FnaticFnatic Fnatic SpeedLinkSpeedLink SpeedLink
CPL Chile 2006 2006-10-20 to 2006-10-22 Cancelled
CPL China 2006 2006-10-28 to 2006-10-29 Star.exStar.ex Star.ex Hacker GamingHacker Gaming Hacker Gaming
CPL Australia 2006 2006-11-10 to 2006-11-12 Cancelled
CPL Brazil 2006 2006-11-15 to 2006-11-19 g3nerationXg3nerationX g3nerationX mibrmibr mibr
CPL Italy 2006 2006-11-24 to 2006-11-26 against All authorityagainst All authority against All authority Advanced Online LosersAdvanced Online Losers Advanced Online Losers
CPL Nordic 2006 2006-11-30 to 2006-12-03 Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas H2k GamingH2k Gaming H2k Gaming
CPL Winter Championship 2006 2006-12-16 to 2006-12-20 FnaticFnatic Fnatic Meet Your MakersMeet Your Makers Meet Your Makers
2007
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Winter Championship 2007 2007-12-18 to 2007-12-22 X3O GamingX3O Gaming X3O Gaming Mug N' MouseMug N' Mouse Mug N' Mouse
CPL Winter Championship 2007 (CS:Source) 2007-12-18 to 2007-12-22 Team XFXTeam XFX Team XFX carnagecarnage carnage


2005 CPL World Tour
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Turkey 2005-03-25 to 2005-03-27 Team Catch-GamerTeam Catch-Gamer Team Catch-Gamer M19M19 M19
Spain 2005-04-29 to 2005-05-01 MOUZMOUZ MOUZ compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming compLexity Gaming
Brazil 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-30 mibrmibr mibr SSV LehnitzSSV Lehnitz SSV Lehnitz
USA 2005-07-06 to 2005-07-10 SK GamingSK Gaming SK Gaming Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Germany Cancelled: This stop was cancelled due to "critical logistical challenges", and was later replaced by the Italy stop.
UK 2005-09-02 to 2005-09-04 Team9Team9 Team9 Ninjas in PyjamasNinjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas
China Cancelled: This stop was also cancelled due to the Ministry of Culture banning Painkiller in China. A replacement stop was held in Singapore.
Singapore 2005-10-14 to 2005-10-16 FnaticFnatic Fnatic EXECUTIONERSEXECUTIONERS EXECUTIONERS
Chile 2005-10-28 to 2005-10-30 mibrmibr mibr United5United5 United5

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