WESG have released a statement about owed prize money to the global finalists after players revealed their missing earnings on social media.
Over the weekend, Denis "seized" Kostin broke his silence on Twitter asking other players if anyone had received their portion of the $1.5M prize pool from the globals finals, which saw fnatic win the grand prize of $800,000 after beating Space Soldiers in the final.
The WESG Committee revealed the issues that they have faced, the first of which regarding "missing or inaccurate information", with a "number of agreements" still "unsigned", and urged teams to be thorough when submitting information.
The WESG Committee then followed with their issues regarding large transactions, with those higher than $40,000 requiring approval by China's tax bureau under Chinese law, and added that international transfers are taking longer than expected as foreign banks have "different processes."
"We have noticed some discussion on social media regarding the payment of prize money. Rest assured, we are doing everything we can to complete the processes required.
"We would appreciate it if everyone can continue to coordinate with our staff members to ensure the transactions go smoothly.
"So far, we have successfully paid out close to half of the winners. WESG will continue to improve on our internal processes this year. It will continue to be our goal in making sure winners get their prize money in a timely manner."
Regarding the payment of prize money, rest assured, we are doing everything we can to complete the processes required. Plz coordinate with our staff to ensure the transactions go smoothly. We appreciate your understanding and patience.— WESG (@WESGcom) July 17, 2018
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