Hello, Canadian SRK
First off, I would just like to apologize for how long this message took. I know a lot of people have been asking for information and unfortunately there were events that were occurring that hindered the flow of information. So I am hoping I can shed some light on those questions.
To get to the heart of it, Pownz Games Centre INC went under due to a decline in resources. Unfortunately the stakeholders [there were 2 others, other than myself] of the company had no better options but to fold and liquidate the company to appease creditors.
I had mentioned to some that we were moving to Bizclip, an internet commercial studio just a few doors down from the Gaming Centre. At the time this was an attempt to significantly reduce costs, but it ended up being too little too late.
The centre in Hamilton is gone, but not all its hard work. I want to put out a profound thank you to the community who supported that venture for the 2+ years it was in operation.
The question that is most people?s mind is what happens next?
Unfortunately without any resources 2010 circuit gets cancelled. It?s not desired but it?s a reality that I had to come to terms with. With the ESC 2010 championship event I wanted to set the tone for the community by putting together a great event but that ended up just short of completion.
But fortunatly I have made arrangements to complete the event at this years T11, thanks to the help of the organizer NeoRussel. This is of course pending the participation of the 7 qualifiers.
As for the equipment, there will be a sale in the very near future for equipment that is remaining, this includes but limited to, monitors, the cabs, furniture, and various store front material. Details are forth coming.
Does the loss of Centre mean that I am done trying to organize events? No it just means I have to go about it a different way. But before any new venture can be started, I need to conclude unfinished business. I aim for my next venture to do with post, livestream production and to invest in the infrastructure.
The Pownz Gaming Centre in Hamilton is gone
the ESC 2010 Circuit is ending at T11 on the Sunday
I am going to start over again from scratch
I still own the ESC & Pownz name and I will be using them in future projects
The loss of Pownz Gaming Centre was huge to me, it has affected me a lot more than any of the other stakeholders both personally and financially. In the end I have decided to pick up the pieces and keep trying.
I hope I can count on continue support of the community
Christopher ‘Drekken’ Pownz