CPL Press Center has issued the following press release:
CPL Announces Date Change and C3 for Summer Event
The CPL have received numerous emails requesting that the CPL 4-Year Anniversary Event be delayed by at least one week. The requests have been sent mostly by students in Canada because apparently final examinations take place the same week as the event was originally scheduled. In an attempt to maximize the community's participation in this event, the CPL has moved the event back by one week. The CPL 4-Year Anniversary Event will now be held on Thursday, June 28, 2001 and will end Sunday, July 1, 2001.
The CPL also announced that the main tournament will be a QuakeWorld one-on-one competition, and will have modest cash prizes for the top winners. The CPL has reduced the 4-day admission price of this event to $20, and profits for this event will be donated to a still to be determined, non-religious children's charity. The Hyatt Regency Dallas, has also agreed to reduce their room rate to $90 a night for single or double occupancy. Hotel reservations for this event will open Wednesday at their international toll free number (800) 233-1234.
Most of the activities for this event will be centered around the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) area which will accommodate up to 800 computers, twice as large as the SPEAKEASY.net BYOC. Also this event will host C3 (Consummate Computer Competition), which will be primarily sponsored by the makers of the CPL's Official Drink: Bawls. Computer enthusiasts are invited to showcase their computers at Bawls C3, to be judged on two main categories:
1. Best Showpiece - This category is based on pure aesthetics. The winning system will represent the epitome of raw originality and aggressive looks. The workmanship must be precise and elegant but convey a brawny disposition. Computers will be judged by their looks both inside and out.
2. Best Performance Tuning - This category will be judged based on modifications that have helped fine tune the performance of the system. Items considered are air flow, active cooling units and passive cool units. Systems will gain extra points in demonstrating cooling benefits with temperature monitoring equipment.
The three top winners from each category will receive, courtesy of Bawls:
1st place $500 (plus a case of Bawls)
2nd place $300
3rd place $200
The CPL will announce the prizes and rules for the CPL 4-Year Anniversary Event shortly and online registration is expected to open in a few weeks. The CPL staff is inviting the entire hardcore gaming community to join the CPL's 4th year birthday celebration. Stay tuned to www.thecpl.com for more announcements on what surely will be one of the best international LAN gaming events of the year.