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The 2005 CPL World Tour
was a year-long gaming competition held by the CPL
. This competition took place throughout 2005, with a total of 9 international stops and a finals event held in the New York City
and televised by MTV
The total purse was $1,000,000 USD, with $50,000 USD at each international stop, and a $500,000 final. The official game of the 2005 World Tour was Painkiller
. The CPL's "strategic partners", organizations designated to operate regional World Tour stops, also chose to hold smaller tournaments for other popular competitive games, such as Counter-Strike
The World Tour Grand Finals took place between November 20<sup>th</sup> and 22<sup>nd</sup> 2005 and were hosted in New York City
, United States of America
. The Finals hosted the top 32 Painkiller winners from all stops around the globe. They pitted in a one versus one tournament for the largest first place prize in the CPL's history: US$150,000. The total prize fund for the finals tournament was $500,000, the largest ever for a Painkiller tournament.
The champion of the 2005 CPL World Tour was......