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Championship Manager Online terminated

Popular sports MMO canned before 5th birthday, CVG learns

Football strategy MMO
Championship Manager Online
has been canned, CVG has learnt.

The news comes just 20 days short of the game's 5th birthday. The title will officially close on April 30, 2010.

The game leaves behind several thousand players, one of whom told CVG today:

"The forums at CMO are rife with discontent. We've been left high and dry without any real explanation. With several thousand players worldwide this decision just doesn't seem to make any sense."

CMO was co-developed by Beautiful Game Studios and Swedish studio Jadestone.

Looks like this one may be a victim of Square Enix's takeover of CM publisher Eidos. We're digging for answers, people.

A Facebook petition has been set up to challenge the decision.

Feel free to mark the sad occasion with some words below.