Täna tuli teatavaks, et organisatsioon, mis ühendab endas juhtivaid Euroopa CSi clanne (ka teisi mänge) ei luba oma võistkondadel esineda selle aasta CPL Winteril, peamiseks põhjuseks tuues välja selle, et CPL pole alates 2003′ndast aastast välja maksnud võidusummasid. Siinkohal tooks välja ka fakti, et coL võitis kohtulahingu CPL juhtide vastu, et saada kätte oma raha, selle tagajärjel arestiti Angel Munoze vara.
Siin ka nende ametlik reliis :
The G7 Teams today have decided not to attend CPL Winter 2007 in Dallas. The reason for not competing at this event is based on the fact that the organising company behind it is lacking the necessary efforts that are needed in paying out cash prizes from tournaments they organize or by licensees dating back to 2003 until today.
Earlier in 2007 the G7 Teams opened up a process to help any team or player from the community to receive due payments from tournaments and/or leagues. Numerous mails came in and all of them could be solved with the organisers, except most of the ones regarding the CPL.
To grow eSports worldwide, all parties including leagues and tournaments shall need to work together. When it comes to payouts from those leagues and tournaments, certain rules and timeframes have to be followed, meaning forms have to be filed and sent in within a certain timeframe. On the other hand an organiser has the responsibility to help as well, reminding teams and players but also correct mistakes in the process.
In this particular case, the G7 Teams have recognized a huge imbalance between the parties. Whilst teams and players seem to try to do their best, the organiser fails to help and therefore does not show the will to actually proceed with payouts.
Travelling to an event anywhere in the world has become a smaller to larger investment from the teams and players perspective. Being treated like described above just does not feel encouraging enough to compete in a tournament. The decision is not limited to a specific game nor is it limited to this particular event. Until the imbalance and misunderstandings have been cleared up 100%, no G7 Team will send any player to any event of the organisation above or its licensees.