ESL: No ownership conflict between SK/NTC for Belo Horizonte event

May 16th, 2018 00:57

SK Gaming and Não Tem Como will both be allowed to attend ESL One Belo Horizonte as the event's organisers have not identified an ownership conflict between the teams, ESL Tournament Director Jonas "bsl" Alsaker Vikan has told

Não Tem Como are finally set to make their first LAN appearance after qualifying for ESL One Belo Horizonte, which will run from June 13-17 at the Mineirinho Arena.

The Brazilian event will come just weeks before Não Tem Como are expected to be officially unveiled by SK as a replacement for the German organisation's current team, who have been heavily linked with a move to Immortals.

NTC's attendance at ESL One Belo Horizonte is not at risk

This has raised fears of a potential conflict of interest and of a breach of the tournament rule stating that "each organization and its legal entity can only acquire one license per tournament."

However, when questioned by on this matter, ESL's Jonas "bsl" Alsaker Vikan stated that "both teams will be allowed to play as no organisation has a controlling interest in more than one team during the competition in Belo Horizonte."

In theory, this could mean one of two things: Não Tem Como's players are not yet legally bound to SK and will only be tied down to deals after the ESL One event, or the contracts of Marcelo "coldzera" David's team will be terminated earlier than expected, which would allow the German organisation to be represented by the NTC roster in Belo Horizonte.

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2018-05-16 00:57
Austria shaakeh 
Expected too
2018-05-16 00:58
Poland HotMuslim 
no, both will go out in groups anyways
2018-05-16 01:10
you are toxic m8
2018-05-16 01:31
Australia legesex 
Lul polish + faze fan = expected
2018-05-16 02:03
2018-05-16 02:15
??? | 
Kazakhstan sundby 
2018-05-16 03:17
Serbia Venna 
2018-05-16 03:59
Germany CarryPanda 
2018-05-16 15:55
Brazil PauloVisk 
2018-05-16 23:54
Portugal kysteN 
2018-05-16 03:10
Gl to both teams ezForHUNDEN btw
2018-05-16 00:58
Twistzz #1
2018-05-16 03:22
He is a GOD
2018-05-16 15:27
More money for fallen
2018-05-16 00:58
Italy beltraM 
lol he is actually the richest in the csgo scene
2018-05-16 02:54
Sweden Mrjohn 
2018-05-16 00:58
rain | 
Chile nachooww 
2018-05-16 00:58
United Kingdom c1ties 
2018-05-16 00:58
United States Skuter! 
Nice, deserved.
2018-05-16 00:59
Brazil digozamaral 
2018-05-16 00:59
fnx | 
Brazil beckergod 
lol imagine sk x ntc on final, 2x money for sk org, 5000 iq
2018-05-16 00:59
United States Farrukh_M 
Prize winnings go to players btw
2018-05-16 02:26
lol no
2018-05-16 09:10
United States Farrukh_M 
lol yes
2018-05-16 09:53
Did u not read the article?
2018-05-16 02:29
0 iq post
2018-05-16 06:24
welcome to brazil
2018-05-16 09:40
Brazil limadm 
you mean, the jungle?
2018-05-17 02:45
World ad3mNoFace 
ok and?
2018-05-16 00:59
zqkS | 
Canada PwnNewb 
if you read, you could understand what it means
2018-05-16 01:00
Estonia mr_abdul 
2018-05-16 00:59
zqkS | 
Canada PwnNewb 
Great news! I thought SK players would have to be released early. GOGO NTC! GOGO kNG!!
2018-05-16 00:59
United States AmericaIsBest 
Shady brazilians
2018-05-16 01:00
Snake americans
2018-05-16 01:26
german org, and a american org, doing shady deals for a mostly eastern european event organizer.... lul
2018-05-16 03:59
sk is german org and esl is german organization also, i think they know each other very well... business happens behind public eyes for sure
2018-05-16 15:05
Greenland LilPeep 
2018-05-16 01:00
Uruguay Zorrondo 
OMG 100 alcoholics close to disband again?
2018-05-16 01:01
LMAO 100 ALCOHOLICS XD. And I thought 100 Thiefs was perfectly fitting name for them :D
2018-05-16 01:40
Holy f*ck thats hilarious xd
2018-05-16 06:45
Would it be a possibility that the contacts* NTC signed don't come into effect until some later date? (i.e., after the event)
2018-05-16 01:02
fnx | 
Brazil DroidNTC 
Or it can also mean that SK/MIBR gave money to ESL so they keep their mouths shut and let them play. And we all know that ESL loves some money ;)
2018-05-16 01:02, you are Just trash talking
2018-05-16 01:17
nt esl
2018-05-16 03:33
Brazil joax 
2018-05-16 01:07
Brazil pdrk1ng 
2018-05-16 01:10
Brazil truphexz^ 
2018-05-16 01:14
2018-05-16 01:15
volvo please
2018-05-16 01:21
SK|fnx mibr|coldzera
2018-05-16 01:21
Its a nice move from theSlash, he has acted like a crazy bitch in the past several times, kinda surprised tbh
2018-05-16 01:22
Spain JasonRacism 
2018-05-16 01:22
Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Well, It's very expected... Idk why people make some bafafa about that! lol We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-05-16 01:24
2018-05-16 01:38
Brazil _mith 
sk | FNX immortals | coldzera
2018-05-16 01:44
2018-05-16 01:47
2018-05-16 01:58
Brazil _Awper 
I don't know why people are so sure that ntc lineup Will be the New sk team, even IF core +the 2 guys go to immt /mibr, probably they will sign an tier 1 EU team, not NTC guys.
2018-05-16 01:58
Brazil therealNiQz 
low IQ detected or 0/8 bait
2018-05-16 02:17
you burro men? NTC was practising in SK's house in Cologne for 3 weeks
2018-05-16 10:27
Brazil _Awper 
So? Would be an big step down by SK
2018-05-16 17:19
Brazil waveeee 
Negam vistos, negam tudo, só o q faltava era essa regra ridícula barrar um time BR no nosso país!!!!
2018-05-16 02:05
Negam visto por que um imbecil tem que ficar soltando ameaças de morte no twitter... Depois ainda vem ser "homofóbico" no twitter de novo. Mano, os EUA leva a serio essa historia de estrangeiro entrar no país. Ao contrario do Brasil que entra qualquer 1 e tem mais direitos que tu que nasceu aqui e paga imposto.
2018-05-16 13:31
Brazil waveeee 
Serio mesmo que vc conhece tao pouco do cenario que pensa q o KNG foi o unico a ter problemas com visto? Duvido que tu teria coragem de falar dele dessa maneira na frente dele, isso demonstra que vc 'e um covarde, haterzinho atras do monitor. CALMA FILHOTE!
2018-05-17 06:17
ez 4 ence
2018-05-16 02:17
Mibr is coming
2018-05-16 02:24
They say it can only mean two things, but it can also mean SK gaming doesn't drop their roster. How hard is it to believe they would want to keep a lineup that has proven successful over time?
2018-05-16 03:31
because they will go to immt/mibr lineup
2018-05-16 03:37
and who can confirm that? the man has a point
2018-05-16 04:00
It isn't only about sk dropping roster but also about the lineup signing new contract since their current one will expire soon
2018-05-16 06:28
What if the NTC turns MiBR?
2018-05-16 13:33
Yea who knows... Everything is possible I guess
2018-05-16 14:05
2018-05-16 05:09
tabseN | 
Germany Ratwar 
Rip SK fans
2018-05-16 06:56
ESL bsl ahahhaha
2018-05-16 07:28
Would be good to see them both gone to be honest.
2018-05-16 08:29
Brazil nexxtor 
2018-05-16 08:47
ok one can stay...who and why?
2018-05-17 17:55
Nice gl NTC fnx X GOD
2018-05-16 09:12
NTC always have problems ........
2018-05-16 09:23
France cedd 
both will fail lol ez
2018-05-16 10:25
I believe they will not fail as hard as your 'french superteam' failed m8
2018-05-16 10:33
France StickyRice 
If it wasn't for NA's easier leagues, SK wouldn't have qualified to PL finals if they were playing in the EU Pro League. SK couldn't qualify to ECS finals, and G2 did it so ... Put G2 in NA leagues they would be in EPL finals (and ECS as well but they qualified easily as second seed in the EU league) and ECS, put SK in EU leagues, they wouldn't be qualified to any LANs so. SK is obviously worse than G2 ...
2018-05-16 14:00
lol dude now its the league that is too easy xD g2 is almost disbanding.. no excuses your superteam just suck, so dont trashtalk SK when u are not better.. see ya
2018-05-16 15:00
France cedd 
they both suck lol ez
2018-05-16 20:10
United States ph3n0m3n 
ESL is corrupt af
2018-05-16 11:36
Germany s2ily 
Also possible that the contracts with NTC players are signed but start on 1st of July while the contracts of the current team expire on 30th of June. SK would only have control over NTC from 1st of July and not from the time on they have signed the contracts. Signing contract =/= Start of contract Why should be there a breach of rules? This would mean that a football player or coach who signed for e.g. Real Madrid from 1st July wouldn't be allowed to play for his current team in the champions league, because he signed a contract which begins two months later??? This makes absolutely no sense. Means, it's possible that NTC signed the contracts and they start on 1st July and the contracts of the current team end 30th of June. This is the only fact that matters. /closed
2018-05-16 13:35
agree, shady or not unless there is a ruleset for situations like this you can't say anything.
2018-05-16 15:08
Germany s2ily 
Correct. The only thing that upsets me in this case is that ppl even came up with the idea of a "conflict of interest". How is this a conflict of interest if the contracts start later, AFTER the contracts with the current lineup end? HLTV should also do their research before posting senseless news.
2018-05-16 17:14
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