The Langenzenn, Franconia-based esports organization Cowana Gaming will cease operations at the end of the year.
“We want to apologize from the bottom of our hearts and we hope that you, our community, understand our decision and that we can make a clean break. We hope that this transparent statement is remembered a little better, we want to communicate it openly with you and not just disappear from the public eye. scene”.
With these words, Cowana CEO Michael Wamser addressed fans and partners on Tuesday night. in a message shared on Twitter fluid. The message: Cowana Gaming’s esports business will be fully suspended at the end of 2022, in just a few weeks.
Wamser refers to justification “Effects of international crises”: A large part of the business could no longer be carried out. Just in May 2019 the agency inaugurated a new buildingwhich has since also been used to produce esports broadcasts.
Two years after entering the esports business, Cowana Gaming withdraws from the segment entirely: The company, based in Langenzenn near Fürth near Nuremberg, will no longer work in disciplines such as Rainbow Six: Siegessim racing or counterattack get in line Existing contracts will be terminated with immediate effect: players and managers should be able to switch immediately without a transfer.
Counter-Strike 1HP website reports under the heading “A Disappointing Ending” of late and partially outstanding payments to former players and employees. In his statement, Wamser promises to make sure that “Any outstanding debt is settled before the end of the year”.
In addition to eSports, Cowana GmbH traditionally acts as a marketing agency and as a specialist for events and trade fairs: Among other things, the company operates a press room. Joint booth at Gamescom and is co-host of ADAC SimRacing Exhibitionwhich ended at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center over the weekend.
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