The Copenhagen Games postponed again

It was recently announced that the Copenhagen Games will not take place this year and that the event has... Fragster | 31. January 2023

It was recently announced that the Copenhagen Games will not take place this year and that the event has been postponed indefinitely. It is not clear when the event will be rescheduled. The last event took place in 2019. 

The event has been postponed indefinitely. The tournament organizer cited the lack of financial support from sponsors and exhibitors as the reason why the event cannot take place at the moment. 

The Copenhagen Games would have taken place from 5.-8. April 2023 in Øksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The last Copenhagen Games tournament took place in 2019 and has been canceled every time since. The cancellation comes just three months before the tournament is scheduled to start.

No luck at the Copenhagen Games

However, the majority of previous events were not canceled due to a lack of funds, but for a reason that everyone knows only too well: the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has thwarted many events and it seems that it also started the Copenhagen Games’ losing streak. While in 2020, the event was canceled due to the pandemic, an attempt to revive the tournament after the LANs’ return last year was scrapped due to budget issues and a lack of sponsorship, so it was a similar reason to this year’s cancellation.

The last Copenhagen Games took place in 2019. ForZe took first place and scooped up most of the roughly $97,000 prize pool. The Copenhagen Games always had a lot of well-known players and teams competing against each other in hopes of winning the prize money.

Too little money for event organization

A statement from the tournament organizers said:

“We have been trying to get the Copenhagen Games 2023 off the ground, but unfortunately we now have to throw in the towel. There is still a lot of interest in the event from players from all over the world and the City of Copenhagen continues to support the event financially. But unfortunately it was not possible to find enough commercial support for the event.

“The reason for this is a combination of the aftermath of Corona, the current economic crisis and increased competition. We are a very small organization that has been involved in esports for many years, mainly because we have a very strong passion for organizing esports.”

The Copenhagen Games has always been a venue for many players and emerging talent, with several making their debut there. It is unclear how the event will continue, and whether it can be held next year is still in the stars.