WON already is replaced by Steam. Won stands for the World Opponent Network, which was the system that channeled multiplayer for half-life and all hl mods since hl was released up to the end of the summer of 2004, when WON was no longer in service and all multiplayer was transferred over to Steam.
I still remember WON to be more complicated than Steam, but it had its ups, like whenever something happened or something was typed, you would see it in console instantly,
and whenever you would join a server, it would show you the console screen and you could have something to read instead of a black screen with a loading bar that Steam gives you. You also didn't need to be logged into any program to access WON (I'm talking about you,STEAM) and although all your mods were not organized into a list, you could just access them from your desktop. Part of me still misses WON, but WHY?
September 04' : Some TFC server on WON...
guy1: Hey everyone, WON IS GONNA BE REPLACED BY STEAM<
guy3: omg r u serial
guy4: NOOOOOOO MY CLAN, WE KNOW EACH OTHER FOR 2 YEARS
-everyone stops playing and is depressed-
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