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Will ESL pay for my tickets and shit?
Estonia Delusional_Mouz_Fan 
Wtf, I just arrived to Katowice and now I can't go watch it? Are you fucking kidding me? Just drive there and this shit happened. Will ESL pay my bus ticket and my hotel ticket? Its so fucking annoying.
2020-02-27 20:44
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BUMP what should I do?
2020-02-27 20:44
Poland Hanse 
go and drink with us, then write to ESL for your money
2020-02-27 21:55
and let them pay for the booze too!
2020-02-28 13:42
if i were there, i wouldve taken your invitation
2020-02-28 16:58
2020-02-28 16:50
JUGi | 
Denmark PH4M1 
go cry
2020-02-27 20:45
2020-02-27 20:45
already looks like a piece of shit
2020-02-27 21:22
2020-02-28 16:58
Europe thaifinnen 
idk go there and ask the staff i guess
2020-02-27 20:46
No forreal, Ill make big drama of it, cuz im not fucking rich kid like others, I earned this money and now ESL just fucking with me and many others.
2020-02-27 20:47
It was Poland's governor that made the decision,ESL is just as much of a victim as you
2020-02-27 20:50
rain | 
United Kingdom EKersh 
ESL probably lost tons of money from it too
2020-02-28 20:45
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
well ESL did get the approval to host the event but the polish authorities decided to cancel at the last moment. Sucks for people like you though.
2020-02-27 20:50
i feel bad for you...
2020-02-27 21:00
Dont blame ESL.
2020-02-27 21:18
It's not ESL who made the decision, it was the polish government
2020-02-27 21:21
Europe thaifinnen 
its not esl fault the polish goverment is in charge. i understand you man but at least go there and talk with the staff if they can offer a refund for the ticket atleast. they wont repay you for hotel or travel expesives but maybe the ticket
2020-02-27 21:41
United States Nohj 
Blame the Silesian authorities, not esl.
2020-02-28 16:49
2020-02-28 16:59
IDIOT SPOTTED do you think ESL makes the laws? it was polish government, ask them if you get some of that EU money they get every month
2020-02-28 20:41
Bro, I know the feeling, literally same, what hotel are you rn?
2020-02-27 20:46
wtf don't go to his room
2020-02-28 16:53
Poland rude_wredne 
2020-02-28 17:00
ESL will refund your ticket, thats all they need to pay.
2020-02-27 20:46
im sure they will also pay back extra
2020-02-27 20:48
Most likely not, since they won't make profit from this tournament. Since they dont get the ticket money
2020-02-27 20:49
esl huge company, airlines do this all the time, wouldnt be surprised if they dont pay back extra but i think they will
2020-02-27 20:50
I mean yeah, You'd hope they would. If you had to travel a lot, it would suck to lose all that money
2020-02-27 20:50
ESl is neither a huge company nor do they have any free money to just give out. They are barely not going bankrupt lol
2020-02-27 20:58
are you trolling?
2020-02-27 21:01
I am not
2020-02-27 21:04
You're from the US bro, a country where you can get thousands of dollars if you slip on a french frie on McDonalds floor. In Europe laws are differents.
2020-02-27 21:05
United States cale 
bro, this ain't the 90's anymore. the mcdonald's lawsuit involved getting burned bad enough to need skin grafting too. but yea, ESL isn't some huge company that can just toss out money to everyone.
2020-02-27 21:22
China SwooksarV2 
If esls like faceit, then they really aren't worth anymore. You can barely consider them a mid size company.
2020-02-28 16:52
China SwooksarV2 
AAANNNDF I can't be more wrong. ESL is owned by modern group which is a multi billion group in assets . But profit, they're struggling.
2020-02-28 17:01
Nah, m8, lots of airlines refund only a small part of tickets for flights that were canceled due to the corona outbreak in Hong Kong. For instance, Lufthansa refunded only 40 euro out of 500 to my boss. So fucking annoying, xD
2020-02-27 21:00
Iran poopmod 
Cant really compare Esl to airlines can ya?
2020-02-27 21:03
this happens way more often to airlines, so obviously they are going to have to pay more
2020-02-27 21:05
The thing is: ESL isnt an airline company :D
2020-02-27 21:44
2020-02-27 22:01
they absolutely will not lol.... business is business and there's no way they're just gonna hand out money to people for things that are completely unrelated to their event imagine thousands of people bitching and complaining about hotels, flights, mileage, food costs, and other travel expenses.... this is why travel insurance exists. the situation is very unfortunate, but it was not ESL's decision, nor their fault at all it really sucks, but at least they're willing to fully refund the ticket prices.
2020-02-27 22:07
i’m pretty sure they are legally required to fully refund the tickets lol also obviously they are not going to fully pay for everyone’s travel expenses, that’s just not realistic, maybe they give everyone some sort of perk idk what that would be though
2020-02-28 13:10
not necessarily.... there could be some fine print that states they're not responsible for things that are out of their control. some businesses are shady and tbh you can't be too surprised these days it's great to hear they came up front and told people they will be giving refunds. think about how much money they dumped into that event.... they're not getting any of that back and i'm sure there are some companies out there that would have said "nope... take it up with the Polish government"
2020-02-28 16:48
Ill make big drama of it, cuz 400eur trip is not cheap for me. I want all my money back.
2020-02-27 20:49
Sure, that sucks. But It's not their fault.
2020-02-27 20:49
United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
+1 it's the polish government to blame here
2020-02-27 20:50
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
never vote pis
2020-02-27 21:20
United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
2020-02-27 21:36
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
no just cuz u dont know international politics im not retarded
2020-02-27 21:55
United Kingdom aight_dontbet 
so what's the reason then?
2020-02-27 22:25
Yeah, they just wanted to have some fun and closed the event.
2020-02-27 21:23
Go to katovice government with everyone like you and drop shit bags on governor buildings
2020-02-27 21:45
remember this next time. this is exactly why travel insurance exists
2020-02-27 22:08
Should've made the statement sooner.
2020-02-27 20:48
+++++ I jsut fucking arrived there.
2020-02-27 20:49
"At 19:45 CET we were informed by the Silesian Voivodeship that our mass event license for IEM Katowice was revoked."
2020-02-27 20:50
Czech Republic Rewask 
And who exactly? ESL? The statement clearly says that they only learned this today. They couldn't have made a statement sooner.
2020-02-27 20:52
Both the government and ESL. Mostly the government
2020-02-27 21:00
keev | 
Germany _PH1L 
esl got the decision 2 hours ago now 1 hour earlier wouldnt have made that big of an impact
2020-02-27 21:22
I hope you'll be refunded
2020-02-27 20:51
Other delmaszm 
It's not ESL fault. The dude got it cancelled last minute, they asked about it many times. Feel sorry for you. They'll pay for the ticket, that's normal. Not the rest. That's normal too.
2020-02-27 20:51
Myanmar aligholiz77 
Such an overreaction wtf you guys have borders for a reason trust in them to do the job fucking idiots.
2020-02-27 20:51
Canada gatssbyy 
You'll get a refund for your arena ticket, I'm sure of that but ESL couldn't have foreseen this and there's nothing they can do. Really sorry that it happened but I really doubt there's a possibility they'll pay for all your additional costs.
2020-02-27 20:53
If I were you, I would still go to the arena
2020-02-27 20:53
Sweden xhamag24 
"At 19:45 CET we were informed by the Silesian Voivodeship that our mass event license for IEM Katowice was revoked. Until that moment we had a legally binding decision allowing us to organize the event, which was reconfirmed multiple times over the last few days. The last time the decision was confirmed was several hours ago. The Governor of Silesian (Silesian Voivode) Jarosław Wieczorek issued a decision to remove their approval regarding ESL hosting a mass event in Katowice, Poland. Due to this development, Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 will not have any audience on-site. ESL respects this decision from the local authorities and is currently working on reaching out to all ticket holders, guests, and media. Tickets will be fully refunded. The tournament will be conducted and broadcasted as planned, but without any additional visitors on-site. We are deeply sorry for all fans and players."
2020-02-27 20:56
Hope esl lawyers get shitton of compensation money from kato government, these shitters fucked it up really hard
2020-02-27 21:47
Write to ESL Polska on fb
2020-02-27 20:59
stay strong men... fuck some cheap prostitutes instead. Better times will come
2020-02-27 21:01
He can get cheap pussy only when refunded and refund would take some time and he cant stay there for longer cos hotel costs money, very unluko cos polska grills are pretty good :(
2020-02-27 21:49
Come on, dude, nothing to do here. Just try to get some positive vibes out of it. Maybe you should try to get in contact with guys like you and organize some pub stomp together. Just don't let yourself to be sad about it
2020-02-27 21:06
I feel sorry for anyone that had already bought plane and hotel tickets, but you can't really blame ESL. It wasn't their decision, they'll refund the tickets and probably lose a fortune in lost ticket sales.
2020-02-27 21:08
idk wtf i need to do. Literally fucking 400eur wasted
2020-02-27 21:17
That fucking sucks man, are you already in Poland if not have you tried calling the airline and hotel for refunds? It might be a longshot but you never know.
2020-02-27 21:22
What if you go there and catch COVID-19, come back home and make your parents/grandparents or someone else also ill and someone of them die? Did you think about it? Money is not everything, kid, 400 euro is nothing I'm sorry that happened but this was one and only right decision
2020-02-27 21:25
Lmao dude, dont try to defend kato govvy cos they fucked up for real
2020-02-27 21:50
Go enjoy the country? I know they will not refund hotel and planes, but will refund ticket prices. Sucks, but try to make the best out of it
2020-02-27 21:25
Hungary mEZENCEphalon 
you can still have a nice time in the city
2020-02-27 21:23
chrisJ | 
United Kingdom snekky 
if you have travel insurance check it
2020-02-27 21:24
GUYS GUYS GUYS. I know this fucking sucks, for everyone without any exception, but even more for people who worked hard and saved to go there... But listen just one minute guys. It's your life and safety, and everyone else's safety. Trust me you don't want to be in a hospital bed in case shits happen, although I don't think anything bad will happen, I would also play it safe here. It's not ESL' s fault. Sadly they are losing a lot too here. Let's try to be wise about this for a moment.
2020-02-27 21:25
2020-02-28 13:43
Not ESL's fault. The city's government shouldve made a statement much earlier. Less than 1 day before main event and they make this statement lol. So fucking late
2020-02-27 21:25
+1, kato govvy fucked up
2020-02-27 21:50
vanity | 
Ukraine Xe0m 
2020-02-27 21:37
what a disaster lmao, idk bro who would be willing to pay you. I guess esl have to even though its not their fault really.
2020-02-27 21:46
Esl would refund it and sue kato govvy to cover and compensate their lost money (hope they win the case)
2020-02-27 21:52
I'm sorry for you man, hopefully ESL will pay for more than just tickets, since it's a last minute cancelation. But at this point this is lose-lose situation for everyone (from financial point of view). ESL will lose huge amount of money, fans won't get to see the show and those who are already there or paid for hotel with only 50% refund like me will lose their money due to that...
2020-02-27 21:53
Germany n4v0x 
ofc they wont, it is out of their hand. Shit like that is "Force majeure" they cant be hold accountable for that.
2020-02-27 22:05
United Kingdom Leftie 
I hope you took out travel insurance lol
2020-02-28 13:40
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Ukraine Najara 
ahahahahah ez scam by Poland
2020-02-28 13:41
Canada balbi 
They already said that they are going to refund everyone who bought tickets, this thread is just for attention like most of the threads from hltv I guess. Even if it isn't, you can't be that dumb to think they'd not refund.
2020-02-28 16:52
China SwooksarV2 
I think he means compensation for plane tickets and stuff
2020-02-28 17:04
Canada balbi 
Well, in that case, If he digs deeper he could go for it. Obviously they'll deny hotel, transport, etc, at first. But if he really wants it back he can go into court and claim it. Since he went there exclusively for that event and the event only now claimed to cease activity he can try and go for it. But it'll take time depending on the country's law system, which is Russian hehe. But nonetheless doable.
2020-02-28 20:14
China SwooksarV2 
I was thinking he might sue Poland's government for damages and emotional distress or something like that.
2020-02-28 20:39
Canada balbi 
Waste of time and probably would be even more stressful, if that's how he feels right now. The best and less stressful thing to do would be to enjoy the trip, after all, it has great and beautiful places to go, people to meet, culture to observe, etc. Both the company and customer knew the risks of hosting/attending to an event during a time like this. But it is completely the company's fault for not calculating the risks, or ignoring it completely. But yea, whatever floats his boat at this point.
2020-02-28 20:52
China SwooksarV2 
Yea Tru Tru. I'm sure Katowice and its neighbouring cities have many things to offer. But I thought Katowice was announced before corona was a thing? Well, they could have changed locations I guess.
2020-02-28 20:59
Canada balbi 
True even tho, they did have a long time to either cancel or re-think. But you are right.
2020-02-28 21:05
Norway LeTankT34 
reply need to have actual content
2020-02-28 16:54
force de majeure
2020-02-28 16:56
China Manchu 
They will just refund the tickets.
2020-02-28 17:01
All people cry and beg for a refund in this situation, I understand why they are so poor.
2020-02-29 13:49
I went there and I got in lol, they said I can go there, cuz there was 0 infected ppl from Estonia and I was alone. So I enjoyed it af.
2020-03-04 21:44
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