The CPL, known for its world class tournaments dating back to begining of eSports and its controversy... dating back to the begining of eSports has today confirmed two of its managerial team for their upcoming re-release, in addition they've announced that they'll be launching their new portal this week and have opened up their wallets to reimburse players and teams missing prizemoney.
Their announcement reads:
Singapore 1st May 2010 - CPL Digital Entertainment Pte. Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of the new CPL gaming portal and its acquisition by WuLong Ventures Pte. Ltd.
“The new CPL is a departure from the professional gaming craze that has consumed most of the industry over the past few years and led to decisions that were not in the best interest of the community. We aspire to build a platform that empowers gamers with the ability to make key decisions about the games we support and how those games interact with our sites. While we respect the notion of professional gaming we feel there’s a need to get back to the roots that first allowed a community to develop through the CPL”said Ryan Schumacher, newly appointed CEO of WuLong Ventures Pte. LTD
The CPL site will be organized around game communities and allow gamers to select which they would like to interact with. Each community will have various modules such as beta testing, content and leagues that are defined by the community itself. "These channels mean we can break down the barriers and really listen to what our gamers want and react accordingly" said Hunter Luisi CTO of WuLong Ventures Pte. Ltd.
“The experience will be personalized for everyone and enable you to game the way you want. If you’re an RTS fan you can choose to participate in those communities and limit your engagement with other genres” In the coming weeks the CPL will be bringing features online and making additional announcements that will enable the community to shape this vision. “This is really the first step in getting ourselves out there so gamers understand what the new CPL is all about. We understand the need for an open, online gaming community and are looking to fill that void through the CPL and CAL.” said Frank Yong, Chairman of WuLong Ventures Pte. Ltd. “By building an infrastructure that allows the community to stand on its own two feet we can provide a place gamers can call home”
Claims for Unpaid Prize Money
One of the major issues that have come up over the years has been the alleged non-payment of prize monies to a number of players from previous CPL events. As we start to unveil our new course for CPL, the previous owners and we would like to show our commitment to the community and those that participated in the past CPL events by paying anyone who can prove that they did not receive their prize payments. These claims will go through a vetting process and be audited by a third party. The form to begin the process, if you feel you’re qualified, will be released this week as part of the CPL Portal rollout.
For those of you unfamiliar with the old eSports faces in the new CEO & CTO positions. Ryan Schumacher is formerly of the WSVG & GiantRealm companies working in the sales & marketing realm at both (amongst other things). Hunter Luisi's fame comes from building shoutcasting house, TsN who covered both The CPL and WSVG events.
: CPL Website