World Cyber Games, one of the longest running competitive gaming event in the world will apparently cease to operate this year according to an internal e-mail from its CEO to WCG partners. Obtained by OnGamers and Rapture Gaming Vietnam, here is the said e-mail:
This year, World Cyber Games Inc. will not organize tournaments and events, including the World Cyber Games finals world.
Accordingly, each partner can use brand WCG in your country from this point. This decision was made by the WCG committee after considering the current global trend as well as the business environment.
This is a shocking news to you, we know, the entire staff of the WCG was surprised.
In 14 years, all you have to do what makes the best WCG become the greatest events in the world.
There are many great moments based on your dedication.
Although the brand has disappeared but WCG spirit will remain forever in the hearts of each player and fans.
This moment is very difficult and painful for me. However, I must say goodbye to the WCG.
I appreciate the passion and enthusiasm of you in 14 years.
I hope your company will grow, prosper, and we will soon meet again.
Brad Lee, World Cyber Games Inc. CEO.
Frankly, we are shocked to hear the news. Since World Cyber Games Inc itself has yet to release any official announcement just yet, we are still looking for more information regarding the surprise closure of WCG. We’ll keep you updated once we managed to obtain more.
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Syefri “Chapree” Zulkefli is an industry mainstay that has made his bones in the eSports, gaming and tech community for almost a decade.