FalleN replies to SK-LG controversy
Earlier today Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo gave an extensive statement to The Daily Dot as a reply to the emerged controversy between Luminosity and SK Gaming after the German organization attempted to poach the Brazilian team.
Yesterday morning ESPN's Jacob Wolf released a story about SK Gaming and Luminosity possibly locking horns in a legal battle over unfulfilled contracts.
The German organization had signed contracts with Luminosity's players, their coach and manager. However, the group decided to stick with the American organization, as they had signed letters of intent to extend their contract for another two years.
FalleN releases huge statement about going back-and-forth with SK for the last three months
Upon learning the players, coach and manager would go back on the contracts, SK Gaming threatened to pursue legal action due to unfulfilled terms.
In the statement, he also revealed he himself had barely had any contact with SK apart from one e-mail, telling the organization to contact Luminosity's owner, Steve Maida, and most of their communication was done through the other players.
"SK knew we had a LOI to extend our contract signed and not only didn't respect it, as they said they would when they first approached me, but helped inserting into my teammates mind that they didn't have to fulfill our contract with LG." Toledo said in the statement.
"What we didn't realize was that the move made by Alex and SK was actually something called "Tortuous Interference", which is illegal not only in sports. Googling it, you will conclude it means they are interfering with a team that actually is under contract, for their own benefits, doesn't matter if it's later or not."
The entire statement, going over his and the team's point of view on all communications, can be found on The Daily Dot.