Noble Esports threatens to sue its own Halo team
An esports organization is threatening to sue its own Halo team after the players decided they want out of their deal.
The Noble Esports Halo team was formed in May last year, but underwent a number of lineup changes before adding Tyler "Calm Mentality" Mozingo and Alex "Swift Kill" Ramirez in January ahead of the start of the 2016 Halo World Championship qualification process.
After coming close a couple of times, the team finally made it to the North American regional qualifier and finished in the top eight, booking their place in the World Championship finals.
After this, the players informed Noble that they would not be carrying on under the team's banner—something Noble claims is a breach of contract. The organization says it will take legal action against the players if they attempt to play in the World Championship under any other name than Noble.
Noble also claims that the players have ceased all communication with the organization stating their decision to leave.
"The bottom line is the player signed a contract with the orginization [six] to play for a specific term, never had an issue that was brought up other then not sponsored products as fast as the players wanted, and were paid on time every month," Noble wrote in its press release on the subject. "They decided without the orgization [sic] to disregard their obligations and do whatever they seemed fit to do."
Though the players have not made any formal statement, Ramirez tweeted about issues with the team, alleging that the team deliberately avoided tax in how the players were paid: