Pros and teams targeted over Conflicts of Interest

Gijs Verhoeff
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Illustration by NovaH. Source: Taco, mibr. coldzera, FaZe. dead, draft5. zews, starladder.

Valve are threatening to swing the hammer of almost-justice on the teams and players that were found to have conflicts of interest with other Major cycle participants. As per usual, it is in Valve time, but it's better than nothing at all. If your interest in conflicts of interest is not that high, then fear not - we'll give you the TLDR, with 0% interest.

The most blatant conflict can rightfully be said to be the one between YeaH and MIBR. Not only does Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) - the parent company of MIBR - have a financial agreement with YeaB about being able to buy up to two of their players once a year, but TACO, dead and FalleN all have minority shares in the company. This means that they are all co-owners of the company. Shadier than "dark" on B site Inferno. coldzera at FaZe and zews in EG are also co-investors in YeaH.

Other conflicts that were addressed were GeT_RiGhT's minority stake in NiP - he's never really left, has he? - and Mr Tesla Bad lurppis' minority stake in ENCE, while working at IGC. All parties involved have until the Major in November to resolve these issues, or they'll be joining steel, AZK, swag and DaZeD and sit out this and every other Major cycle.

June 11, 2020

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