Apotheon eSports Players Stir Up Drama
The RumorsSome said that the team owners played the game and wanted to play in the CWL themselves. Others intervened and said that this wasn't possible because a team must keep at least two players from their original roster to play in the league. Of course, this information would have to be stated in the league handbook that has not been publicly shared, but similar rules from the Call of Duty Championship are likely in play.Others began to wonder about Team SoloMid's involvement in the ordeal, considering the eSports giant just recently announced they were looking for a Call of Duty roster. Fellow eSports organization Cloud 9 also announced they were looking for a roster, and to many people's surprise signed on an unqualified team (Merk, Silly, Mochila, Burnsoff). With big names stepping into the Call of Duty scene after the Call of Duty World League Qualifiers, in which the best teams from North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand already made it into the league, it was assumed that they would be buying out a roster. A team like Apotheon eSports seemed like a perfect organization to contact, being that they are new and have never had a Call of Duty team in the top tier of the eSport before.
Hello everyone,I'm sincerely disheartened at the lack of professionalism I've seen in the past hour, from teams, players, owners and organizations. My goal from day one has been to professionalize eSports in any way that I can moving forward and creating a better community atmosphere. So let's address the current situation and lay all the rumors to rest. First off, we have NOT, I repeat, NOT been offered any amount of compensation for the acquisition of our roster and CWL league spot. All those saying C9 & TSM have made offers that we've refused, causing our players to miss out on an "opportunity of a lifetime," have been utterly misled. There have been NO offers up to this point. Secondly, all of this could have been avoided had the parties disputing their contract informed us of their unreasonable demands ahead of time. We gave our players a fair contract(we gave them what they asked for).They signed that contract. We've held up everything in that contract. We also issued each player a non-contracted cash bonus as a gift for attending the event. We also, on Monday, were in touch with the board of directors to possibly acquire a team house. No one in their right mind can expect to have all these sudden demands met 2 days after qualification. We've shown nothing but loyalty and have been shown disrespect that was completely unwarranted by both, the parties involved and the community. People are under the impression that we are allowed to drop our roster but no one has even looked at the rules long enough to educate themselves properly. We have to hold 2 players from the qualifying team in order to hold the league spot and we don't and never did plan on breaking this team up or keeping them from desired organizations, but proper negotiations between orgs must be made. Again, the players hold the spot and we hold the players through contract. I really hope this clears all, if not most of this unnecessary situation up for all the parties and community. For the people who have shown respect to myself and AES through this I thank you. - @kRooKya on behalf of @ApotheoneSports and the @ApotheonGroup