Mineski Fail to Receive Their Local Representative Support For The Event
The International Esports Federation (IeSF) Esports World Championship 2017 will be held this week in Busan, Korea. The event, running from November 8th – 12th, will feature 21 teams from across the World.
Philippine’s representatives, Mineski, announced on their twitter early this morning that the CS:GO squad will not be attending:
Mineski CSGO team not going to participate @IeSF_Master in Korea
— Mineski Pro Team (@MineskiProTeam) November 5, 2017
Upon further investigation, it appears to be a misalignment with both the IeSF and the local representative they delegated to handle specific country matters (qualifiers, team logistics etc), the Philippine Esports Organization (PESO).
In a brief statement, captain of the CS:GO team, Jayvee “DubsteP” Paguirigan, had this to say:
“PESO didn’t handle everything as planned. We only knew tickets were not sponsored by IeSF when it was too late, so we couldn’t apply for a Korean Visa in time because we were in Shanghai for eXTREMESLAND and then attended ASUS ROG Masters APAC Finals.
PESO is giving us so many problems. They can’t even properly explain why there isn’t a sponsor for us, or who is responsible for us. Last year the IeSF directly handled everything. Two weeks after the qualifiers, our plane tickets and everything else was taken care of.”
This news comes after a major controversy surrounding Malaysian based organization ‘Fallout Gaming’ came under scrutiny by the Dota 2 community only last week.
When will South East Asian esports organizations understand to operate under a sound moral code?
Cover photo courtesy of ASUS ROG
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