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Web2Zone to Cease Operations

INSIDER ESPORTS – Insider eSports receives word that Web 2 Zone, a popular LAN in NYC, is shutting down for good.

“We are sorry to announce that web2zone will be closing due to such unfortunate events” they stated on a flier located outside their building.  “It has been a pleasure serving you for the past 7 years and we hope that for the New Year (2009) will bring good fortune to each and every one of you.”

Web2Zone has been a major Eastern LAN for many years, drawing large crowds for their tournaments.  They did not release information on why they are closing.

“Well it should be closing by the end of this month if not at the beginning of [February],” an employee said, asking to remain anonymous.  “It’s a guarantee it is closing down, though.”

Insider eSports asked this employee his opinion on whether or not eSports will be affected by this.  He replied that he doesn’t “…think web2zone closing down will affect eSports in a major [global] way, but it will affect all the tri-state gamers.  They won’t have a place where they can boot camp and prepare for bigger tournaments.”

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quote#1 US peawok 16/01/2009 - 15:58:07
Sucks =(

quote#2 PL MuRRaY 16/01/2009 - 15:59:32
this really sucks :-(

so much history!!!

quote#3 US DetonatoR 16/01/2009 - 16:02:02
damn, i remember when i used to manage my team back in the day we went to a web2zone tournament and got 2nd. it was my very first experience in a lan center lol :P

quote#4 US yesiam 16/01/2009 - 16:54:29
woww ):~~

quote#5 US menace 16/01/2009 - 17:00:01
jeez... Mike is right, so much history in this place... I used to go to w2z once a week with a couple former teammates and just scrim/bootcamp and chill... really sucks man. It begin from the start of some of the normal admins/employees quitting, and obviously the economy.


quote#6 IL Infernal 16/01/2009 - 17:01:25
I will miss this place =[

quote#7 US aGent^ 16/01/2009 - 22:28:19

quote#8 US TheUltimateGamer31 17/01/2009 - 00:07:32
That sucks.

quote#9 US moGwai 17/01/2009 - 05:03:39
Going to be a painful year.

quote#10 US djWHEAT 17/01/2009 - 11:02:48
Such a bummer to hear actually :( Web2Zone hosted the World Cyber Games 2002 USA Finals... which was my second live event, and ultimately launched my career in broadcasting. Sad to see them go :/

quote#11 US foobz 17/01/2009 - 13:25:56
You guys really need to edit your articles.

quote#12 US Scott- 17/01/2009 - 18:48:16
Dang that sucks terribly, even though it doesn't affect me since I live in Florida but dang...

quote#13 US darius 17/01/2009 - 20:44:39
Wow so that's 2 lan centers down in states near me. This now leaves x3o only :X

quote#14 US onesix 01/02/2009 - 13:22:57
That's too bad.

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