Stalwart Esports is taking legal action against its former PUBG Mobile roster! In a surprising move, Stalwart Esports’ PUBG Mobile squad includes both experienced players and up-and-coming talents, offering a balanced mix of skills, declared free agency just one day ago, sending shockwaves through the competitive gaming community.
Stalwart Esports is taking legal action against its former PUBG Mobile roster!
Stalwart Esports has responded to the unexpected departure with an official statement shedding light on the contractual dispute. Despite the organisation’s efforts to meet industry standards for compensation, a failure to secure a renewal with the players, despite an exclusive renewal clause, led to this unforeseen development.
Players were given the option to opt out of the renewal clause, but they chose to express their interest in renewing with Stalwart Esports until the contract’s expiration on January 1, 2024. However, less than 24 hours before the contract’s end, the coach refused to renew, placing the organisation in a challenging position and causing both financial and reputational damage.
Legal Actions Initiated
Left with no alternative, Stalwart Esports initiated legal proceedings to address the breach of the exclusive renewal clause and protect the organisation’s interests while upholding the spirit of fair play in the gaming community. The ongoing legal discussions have been marred by the players’ premature declaration of themselves as free agents, leading to an official clarification statement from Stalwart Esports.
Stalwart Esports expressed disappointment in the players’ premature public statements, declaring themselves free agents before the resolution of the legal dispute. The organisation emphasised that these declarations do not accurately represent the current status of the ongoing legal discussions, which are sub-judice. To avoid confusion, a clarification has been issued, advising other esports clubs to proceed with acquisitions at their own risk and cost due to an ongoing legal matter.
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Despite the legal confusion, Stalwart Esports extended its best wishes to the departing players, acknowledging the memories and achievements made during their 2.5 years together. The organisation expressed gratitude for the ongoing support from the community and reassured fans, sponsors, investors, and the wider esports community of its commitment to navigating the situation with integrity and diligence.
With a primary focus on a fair resolution that upholds the principles of their agreements and protects Stalwart Esports’ interests, the organisation places faith in the judiciary and Tencent’s decision. Updates on the legal proceedings will be provided as they unfold, marking a critical chapter in the evolving landscape of esports.