With great sadness we bring you news that one of the few unique contests of the season has been cancelled for this year. The headline sponsor pulled out, leaving an unsolvable gap in the funding. Here's last year's edit to remind you how good it was...
...and some words from the boss, Craig Coker on why he was forced to cancel the event. They definitely shed some light on how hard it is to organize event away from the typical comp scene. Thanks Craig for killing it the last 5 years!
"As of January 9th, 2015 I have decided to halt organization and production of WOR VI. It is with great disappointment in my self that it has come to this. The last month I have been toggling between new ideas and scrambling to raise money that I lost in such a short amount of time. A domino effect of issue's has finally outweighed the solutions I can come up with. Financially, I pondered about contributing my own money to keep this event afloat (which I've done in the past). Unfortunately my pockets aren't deep enough this time around. It has been a struggling and emotional journey. I have worked my fingers to the bone and I have exhausted all my recourses. For me, failure is a hard one to swallow. Especially after my aggressive long laboring efforts to provide a unique event that I know this industry needs and people yearn to spectate annually.
I am truly sorry for any inconvenience I may have caused you and or your company. Although my failure has prevailed this year I would like to resume possible relationships and discussions for resurrecting W.O.R in 2016. I hope that I have not completely severed my relationship with most of you but under certain circumstances I understand and accept your departure of obtaining a partnership in the future. I don't regret these past years of my event. They have all been very successful. I applaud and thank each and every one of you that has been involved with the support of W.O.R and my ideas. I literally couldn't have done it without you."