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Extreme Masters Season VII got its first upset

By Tobias 'noxilicious' .
Sep 19, 2012 13:34

ImageThe seventh season of the Extreme Masters kicked off at gamescom last month and had a perfect start. The second event of the season though had to be cancelled.

The second global challenge of the season was supposed to take place in Guangzhou, China, and was going to be hosted by the Anime comics and Games Show (ACG) which was scheduled for September 30 to October 4.

The official statement from ACG says they were expecting problems with the increased expected visitor traffic and manpower shortage as it is holiday time in China at that time. However unofficial sources claim that the reason for the cancellation was the political trouble between China and Japan. As the ACG would feature a lot of Japanese culture it would be a security problem which could most likely not been solved.

The ESL was not able to find another host for the same date so the event had to be cancelled. More events are supposed to be announced soon and the players who already booked the flights will be contacted to get some compensation.

Statement from Michal 'Carmac' Blicharz:

"We were all looking forward to going to China yet again as last year's tournament in Guangzhou, at the same venue, was a great success for us. Fans from all over the world surely remember Greg "IdrA" Fields' successful run through the tournament as well as the first ever encounter between Western League of Legends teams and their Chinese counterparts.

We are terribly sorry to disappoint esports fans that were expecting to enjoy the event, especially all Chinese esports fans. Unfortunately, the circumstances that forced the cancellation upon us were entirely beyond our control, though we understand and respect the decisions made by the Anime Comics and Games organizers.

Despite this setback, we are working very hard on delivering more fantastic events for esports fans around the world. We will soon announce more Intel Extreme Masters tournaments, including another one in Asia."

Source: ESL World



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