Copenhagen Games 2023 "indefinitely suspended"
Copenhagen Games, which hosted its first event in 2010 with inaugural winners mTws taking home the grand prize of $4,536.67, has now been indefinitely suspended for 2023, just three months before it was scheduled to begin.
The organizer for the event posted a message to its website citing the lack of "commercial support for the event" despite having massive interest from players all over Europe.
In 2020, the LAN was first canceled due to the rise of COVID-19 which resulted in the cancellation and postponement of LANs across the world as the CS:GO ecosystem learned to adjust to a new reality. Since then, the organizer attempted to host the event once more in 2022, but that was delayed due to budget concerns and lack of sponsorships, which appear to now impact the 2023 version of the event.
Despite the City of Copenhagen financially supporting the event, it appears that the costs of doing so are becoming far too great to host it once more. The organizer hopes they will be able to potentially host it later this year should they find the support.
North America certainly hopes that the event comes back, as CLG Red remains the Women's Champion after defeating the Ksenia "vilga" Klyuenkova-led Assassins team in 2019. Singularity team was the last NA-based men's team to feature at the event in 2019. The squad, featuring players like VALORANT pro Complexity rifler Ricky "floppy" Kemery, Liquid AWPer Joshua "oSee" Ohm, and EG Assistant Coach Alan "Shakezullah" Hardeman, finished in 5th place of the BYOC Open Qualifier, just eliminating them from the main event.