KaBuM lose team
KaBuM's players have parted ways with the organisation ahead of ESL One Katowice, the organisation has announced.
The Brazilian team booked their place at the upcoming $250,000 major via the offline qualifier, where they defeated INSHOCK and dignitas after losing to mousesports in the first round of the tournament.
During the qualifier, Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo stated that the team would try to fly back to Katowice one week before the major to prepare for the tournament, which left fans scratching their heads as the players had only been able to fly to Poland because of a crowdfunding campaign.
FalleN & co leave KaBuM
After it was rumoured that the players were considering their options to be able to attend ESL One Katowice, KaBuM confirmed last night that the team are in talks with other organisations.
"After returning to Brazil, FalleN contacted KaBuM claiming that the sponsorship contract should be amended because the fees paid monthly were no longer enough for the team to be able to participate in the tournaments they wished to attend," a statement from KaBuM reads.
"KaBuM, however, responded by saying that this information was not accurate because the sum of the fees paid by KaBuM and Target Down would be enough to pay for the trips in question.
"At this moment, FalleN claimed he never got a dime from Target Down and, as such, the team would need to receive this additional fee - but they wanted this figure to be paid by KaBuM, since he had 'not been involved in the agreement with Target Down'.
"The question we raised was: how was there no involvement from him with Target Down, since FalleN orchestrated, coordinated, presented and executed the merge between the two teams? KaBuM never met or discussed terms with Target Down, since we only sponsored the players.
"At this moment, FalleN also informed us that the players were already looking for another sponsor in case we did not accept to pay the monthly fee that the other organisation was not paying. But, again much to our surprise, not to replace Target Down but to replace KaBuM (who respected all the clauses in the contracts and paid everything in time).
"Today, February 23, after talking to FalleN, we were informed that the contract will not be renewed and that the players are already negotiating with another organisation.
"We also received a lot of criticism from fans who said we "did not invest" in CS:GO because the prizes were low. We would like to point out that this is not relevant to our organisation because we did not get a percentage from the tournament winnings of our FPS team.
"We will continue investing in tbe Brazilian FPS scene and, soon, we will announce more details about this new project."
The Brazilian team, who are currently known as Games Academy until a new organisation is found, have: