Game|Life has word (corroborated seconds ago by the WSVG home page) of the end of an era in gaming: the shuttering of the World Series of Video Games. We've brought you news on the WSVG's ventures before, from their dealings with major television entities to ... actually that's it. I just went through our entire archives and aside from that whole thing with CBS, and the assumption that they had some events at some point, we don't really remember them having done much. I suppose that's sort of the point isn't it?
According to the G|L piece:
I will give them points for not ripping off naïve children who were merely seeking a way to make their fortune without actually having to work for it, but otherwise I can't say I'm going to be weeping about this. I will however, posit the following: is the collapse of WSVG the death knell for those seeking to turn gaming into the new NBA -- or more accurately, the new WNBA -- or is this merely the failure of a company plagued by issues unrelated to its product?
Hit the jump for the just added public announcement courtesy of the WSVG website.