wrote earlier this month about Own3d TV going under, with the prizes for the New Eden Open Tournament left unpaid. A tournament that Own3d TV was sponsoring.
We all assumed CCP would make good on the prize shortfall. $10K prize money is not a lot, not when you consider CCP's cashflow. It would be an unforeseen expense for them, for sure, but I can't imagine one that they could not absorb painlessly.
I missed the announcement on the forums (I was expecting they'd do it more publicly, devblog style or something), but CCP is making good on what Own3d left on the table. Kudos to them for stepping up.
CCP Dolan (yes, he can read and write!) made the announcement a week ago. So, most of you probably already know this. For those that did not know, I figured it's good karma to update the news nonetheless. The winners, by now, have either received their emails from CCP or are about to very shortly.