Kevin “Harstem” de Koning, Juan Carlos “MajOr” Tena Lopez and Julian “Lambo” Brosig announced their departure from Invasion eSports.They departed the organization cause the organization was withholding their tournament prize money.
According to Harstem, he is owed $6000 from Dreamhack Montreal and $1000 from Dreamhack Valencia. The tournament organisers, as is norm pay the organisations. The organisations are then expected to distribute the money to the players.
As of today I am not longer part of Invasion esports. The main reason is that we haven't been paid out our DH Montreal money yet. 1/2
— Kevin de Koning (@HarstemSc2) January 16, 2017
Harstemś announcement was followed by similar tweets by his teammates as well. Lambo quickly followed with his own tweet. The organisations difficulty in communication was deemed as the principal reason for their decision to quit the team.
Invasion still owes me money too and with the man in charge having dissapeared,
I will leave the Team aswell.
— LamboSC2 (@LamboSC2) January 16, 2017
This is not the first time that Invasion eSports has been accused of not paying out dues to the players. In the past players as Choya, Gumiho and Legend have all reiterated that Invasion eSports owes them money but failed to pay up.