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