hoorai sagsøger 69°N-28°E
Parterne fra 69°N-28°E og den tyske organisation hoorai, som tidligere havde 69°N-28°E under deres vinger, skal nok ikke forvente at få julekort fra hinanden. De to parter splittede langt fra op som venner, og forholdet ser ikke ud til at være forbedret.
Således blev det i dag offentliggjort, at ejeren af hoorai har valgt at sagsøge det finske hold. Grundet til dette er, at han påstår de brød kontrakten, og selv beholdte alle pengene som de vandt til World Cyber Games 2006, hvor de netop repræsenterede hoorai. Kort tid efter WCG var det som bekendt at de forlod organisationen.
Meet Your Makers har forsøgt at klargøre sagen, og derfor har de blandt andet taget en snak med 69°N-28°E's manager Shayan. Her er et lille uddrag fra det interview:
There have been a lot of rumours about 69°N-28°E and your old organisation Hoorai. Can you tell me the reasons about leaving Hoorai and about the rumour that there were, or are problems between the organisations?
Rumours are rumours! But the real truth is something which me and my players took the choice to never reveal to anyone. But since the owner behind Hoorai is going to sue us this is the only choice and I have to reveal the truth. The real reason behind it all was and will only be money. I've never and will never state the men behind and the owner of hoorai are anything else then good. They were and will hopefully be good friends of mine. Of course everyone knows that Counter-Strike players in this level receive some kind of pocket money, salary or what ever. Illegal, or legal.
In our contract every CS player was supposed to get a certain amount of salary each month. No numbers will be given to the public, sorry. None of this happened, food money was supposed to be given, never happened. We choose to still maintain in Hoorai as I tried to work as much as I can with finding sponsors and everything else. This in the contract was not a part of my job in Hoorai. Now, when there are things in the contract which state that you're supposed to get a salary, food money and other obligations - but never receive them - the contract is of course not legit meaning, the contract is broken.
Efterfølgende har de haft fat i Jerome Evans fra hoorai, som kom med et svar til Shayan's udtalelser. Her følger et udklip fra Evans' lange svar:
The team got basically nothing? This sounds as a bad joke to me as, during four months, a five-digit amount of money was invested only into the Counter-Strike team. However, 69°N-28°E refuses to give us our share of the World Cyber Games prize-money ($15,000). The accusations of our former Counter-Strike team that we haven't payed them everything we promised are just not true, we have payed out all our debts and don't have any contractual duties to be fulfilled. We have always supported the team as good as possible and gave them everything they needed in order to become successful - in fact, it was us who made the team become what it is today without taking the credit for it.
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