||After much deliberation TopCoder has decided to omit the TCCC from our schedule of tournaments. We know that many of you will be disappointed by this news and I assure you that this has been a difficult decision that has not been undertaken lightly.
There are multiple reasons for discontinuing the event, including greater sponsor interest in the TCO and the fact that the TCO generally draws more collegiate participants than professional participants.
We believe a focus on the TCO as our one premier event of the year will serve us better than two smaller annual events. We can now concentrate the full energies of the events team and all of our events resources on the TCO, which has become the industry standard for onsite competitive programming tournaments.
We hope you understand the reasons behind the decision and we're now looking forward to making the next TCO even better and more exciting than ever before.