An open letter which was addressed to Valve was published yesterday by “a group” that included teams, players and agencies that attended GESC events this year. The open letter was published after Anthony Hodgson’s blog post.
The open letter to Valve, mentions that Global Electronic Sports Championship(GESC) have yet to pay more that $750,000 which was from the GESC Indonesia and GESC Thailand Dota events. The events took place in March and May this year.
Here’s an excerpt from the open letter.
The players and teams have not yet received their prize money from the organisation from either of these two events. This, despite GESC having an agreement in place with Valve to adhere to the 90 day limit on prize money pay-out.
In addition, Code Red Esports, Layerth and several other independent companies and individuals remain unpaid (either in full or part) for their services, conducted professionally and delivered on time and without complaint.
Further, the on-screen talent and independent contractors who attended and worked in production also remain unpaid from both events.
Several of the group have attempted to obtain payment by issuing late notice for payment invoices and through several conversations with Mr Feng over the last six months and despite continued assurances that all debts would be settled in September, they were not. Several of our collective gave Mr Feng and GESC a final deadline of October 31st 2018 for full and final settlement. With the deadline now almost upon us, no further communication has been received from GESC or Mr Feng in order to resolve all of the issues and payment looks increasingly unlikely to settle our issues.
Read the open letter here.