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[e][h]Cyberathlete Professional League
Company Information
Profesionnal Gaming League
1997 as CPL
Acquired by WoLong Ventures, Pte. Ltd.
Dallas, USA USA
Key people:
Angel Munoz
Kimberly Vizurraga
Michael Allen

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.


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.


Cyberathlete Professional League
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Europe Cologne 2000 2000-12-08 to 2000-12-10 Clan Z Spirit of Amiga
Babbage's CPL 2000 2000-12-14 to 2000-12-17 e9 Domain of Pain
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Speakeasy.net CPL 2001 2001-04-12 to 2001-04-15 X3 Team xeno
Virtua CPL Latin America 2001 2001-04-28 to 2001-04-30 SK Gaming EMB-1
CPL Europe Holland 2001 2001-05-11 to 2001-05-13 Spirit of Amiga Allstars
CPL Europe London 2001 2001-08-03 to 2001-08-05 Ninjas in Pyjamas armaTeam
CPL Europe Berlin 2001 2001-08-31 to 2001-09-02 Ninjas in Pyjamas Spirit of Amiga
Tilt Total CPL Latin America 2001 2001-11-02 to 2001-11-04 SK Gaming redstar
CPL Winter 2001 2001-12-05 to 2001-12-09 Ninjas in Pyjamas X3
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Europe Cologne 2002 2002-05-17 to 2002-05-19 Nordic Division against All authority
CPL Summer Championship 2002 2002-06-20 to 2002-06-24 SK Gaming GameOnline
CPL Europe Oslo 2002 2002-10-03 to 2002-10-06 eoLithic mTw
CPL Winter Championship 2002 2002-12-18 to 2002-12-22 Team 3D GameOnline
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Europe Cannes 2003 2003-03-14 to 2003-03-16 SK Gaming Team9
CPL Summer Championship 2003 2003-07-30 to 2003-08-03 SK Gaming Team9
CPL Europe Copenhagen 2003 2003-11-13 to 2003-11-16 SK Gaming Gamepoint
CPL Winter Championship 2003 2003-12-16 to 2003-12-20 SK Gaming NoA
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Summer Championship 2004 2004-07-28 to 2004-08-01 Eyeballers SK Gaming
CPL Winter Championship 2004 2004-12-15 to 2004-12-19 NoA Eyeballers
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Summer Championship 2005 2005-07-06 to 2005-07-10 SK Gaming Evil Geniuses
CPL Winter Championship 2005 2005-12-14 to 2005-12-18 SK Gaming Lunatic-hai
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Summer Championship 2006 2006-07-05 to 2006-07-09 compLexity Gaming ALTERNATE aTTaX
CPL Singapore 2006 2006-09-15 to 2006-09-17 Fnatic SpeedLink
CPL Chile 2006 2006-10-20 to 2006-10-22 Cancelled
CPL China 2006 2006-10-28 to 2006-10-29 Star.ex Hacker Gaming
CPL Australia 2006 2006-11-10 to 2006-11-12 Cancelled
CPL Brazil 2006 2006-11-15 to 2006-11-19 g3nerationX mibr
CPL Italy 2006 2006-11-24 to 2006-11-26 against All authority Advanced Online Losers
CPL Nordic 2006 2006-11-30 to 2006-12-03 Ninjas in Pyjamas H2k Gaming
CPL Winter Championship 2006 2006-12-16 to 2006-12-20 Fnatic Meet Your Makers
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
CPL Winter Championship 2007 2007-12-18 to 2007-12-22 X3O Gaming Phrenetik
CPL Winter Championship 2007 (CS:Source) 2007-12-18 to 2007-12-22 Team XFX carnage

2005 CPL World Tour
Event Date Winner Runner-Up
Turkey 2005-03-25 to 2005-03-27 Team Catch-Gamer M19
Spain 2005-04-29 to 2005-05-01 mousesports compLexity Gaming
Brazil 2005-05-27 to 2005-05-30 mibr SSV Lehnitz
USA 2005-07-06 to 2005-07-10 SK Gaming 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 Team9 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 Fnatic EXECUTIONERS
Chile 2005-10-28 to 2005-10-30 mibr United5


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