In an announcement made earlier today, the management of the Mineski Pro Gaming team said that the gaming organization is mulling its options in filing Breach of Contract raps against former Mineski players.
On Mineski’s official Facebook page, RJ, head of the Mineski Pro Gaming Management division, said that Mineski has decided to, “to shed light and file legal cases against the players who have breached their contractual obligations.”
“The management have decided to break our silence. We’ve thought that this is the best time to put a stop on these acts. The door is already open for the Filipino talents to step into the world stage. If we want to pursue the goal to have a world championship under our country’s flag, may it be us or other teams, we need to straighten up our acts and be true professionals.”
In the same note, Mineski said that while the organization has tried to reach out and amicably settle disputes with players, some have decided to renege on their contract responsibilities. Some have even decided to outright violate their contracts and leave Mineski prematurely to join other teams, despite efforts of dialogue.
“The public do not know what is happening behind-the-scenes nor how the players act in private. We have dealt with a lot of issues like members not playing tournament matches and absence or being late in the team practices due to fights with girlfriends, personal conflicts, and other unacceptable reasons. While we understand that these are all parts of a normal life, we also want to emphasize that these should not interfere with their profession. Like any other job, personal problems should be left at home.”
RJ told eSports by INQUIRER.net in a phone interview that Mineski has yet to file raps. No players have been named yet, despite speculation from fans.
“We’re currently mulling all our options, but a legal case is one of them,” said RJ. “We want to make it clear that we are not targeting any one player, but rather we would like to address the general practice.”
RJ said that in the past, players have used their personal problems get to them, causing a drop in performance and rise in toxicity in a team environment. Through this, the professional gaming management of Mineski have tried to fix disputes with the players.
“We’ve been in constant discussion with our players every time there is a problem,” RJ said. “Even when they want out, we do not prevent them. We just ask that they serve out the rest of their contract and honor their remaining responsibilities. We have no hard feelings with our other ex-players.”
“Instead, we have players who actively ignore those remaining responsibilities and join new teams to compete, even when their contracts are still up.”
According to RJ, the suit will serve as a message to the Philippine eSports community.
“We keep saying that we want eSports to be mainstream, but the conduct of players and organizations are still unprofessional. We want to do good by our players; We only ask that they honor their word.”
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