FURIA CEO: "This contract is an incentive and reflects the trust in our potential for the following years"

We caught up with Jaime de Pádua, FURIA's CEO and founder, and enquired him about the team's new contracts and the leak of an alleged old deal.

FURIA recently raised eyebrows after agreeing five-year contract extensions with their entire CS:GO team following renewed interest from other organisations in their players.

The length of the new deal has sparked fierce criticism in the community due to the ever-changing nature of the esports ecosystem. It has also evoked memories of the four-year contracts that the old Virtus.pro team signed in December 2016, shortly before things began to go sideways.

FURIA's players have a base salary plus performance bonuses, according to Jaime de Pádua

Adding even more fuel to that particular fire was a recent report from Dexerto revealing excerpts from an alleged old FURIA contract according to which the players had a $200,000 buyout despite making $1,400 a month, and kept just 40% of tournament winnings.

In written answers to questions from HLTV.org, Jaime de Pádua shed more light about some of the terms of the current deal, even though the actual numbers remain a mystery. He also reiterated that the five-year contracts will allow the organisation to secure better commercial deals and include significant performance-based bonuses for the players.

The five-year contract extension was quite controversial as it is not common practice in esports. Why did you feel that it was necessary to tie the players down to such long deals?

A longer deal allows for more commercial security for the big brands that are looking to partner with FURIA, this way diminishing the apparent risk that comes from joining a relatively new project. Besides, we can continue the work that we have been doing in terms of bringing more value to the professional career of our athletes, going beyond in-game aspects by also taking care of their image and building alternative ways that they can make money off their own brand through excellent commercial deals and partnerships, among other things.

Many people look at this new contract as a way for FURIA to make it even harder for its players who have been on MIBR’s wishlist to leave. What is your take on that criticism?

I think the criticism is natural but unfounded. The buyouts were merely adjusted based on the players’ new earnings. Besides, we came up with multiple scenarios in which the buyouts are reduced, like in the case a player gets benched, for example. The buyout figure has nothing to do with the length of the contract and is perfectly within the market norms.

In the past, KSCERATO had already been targeted by MIBR, and now it was yuurih's turn. Looking at MIBR’s history and the appeal that this name generates in the Brazilian community, it is perfectly normal that these players at least considered leaving FURIA, which ended up not happening. How is it possible to guarantee that these players are fully committed and that the team continues stable, especially at a critical time of the year like this?

Both the entire team and players individually have had offers from countless organisations. However, they are all mature and professional enough to be focused during practice and in tournaments, regardless of what could happen outside of the game. That is one of the reasons that have been performing so well. Perhaps our biggest investment since the beginning has been on the psychological part. We are all very focused.

Many have drawn parallels between FURIA and Virtus.pro, whose team started a painful decline shortly after the players signed four-year deals. Don’t you think that there is such a risk now? Because VP’s initial thought was to bring stability to the team, which is precisely what did not happen…

We believe that this contract is an incentive and reflects the trust in our potential for the following years. In the document we predict different scenarios in which the players’ earnings can increase or decrease according to performance or popularity. However, we are confident that the players will continue playing at the highest level and that our trajectory has just begun.

This Monday, details were leaked about an alleged old contract signed by the players. Could you confirm the legitimacy of those clauses? Why a contract written in English? Did the players have counsel to understand every clause in the contract?

There was a lot of ill will in all of this. Firstly, what was leaked was not our contract. It was a document that was not even signed. Even if that were a draft, which is something that we cannot verify without knowing the reporter’s source, these elements were clearly cut out deliberately to try to damage our organisation. Our player contracts have a base salary plus a big part related to performance bonuses. Either the document that the reporter used was not ours or it was edited to try to substantiate that senseless remuneration. That whole story was very poorly fabricated. The reporter in question said that he contacted us, which is a lie. He never approached us to comment on this matter, only to ask which organisation was interested in our players. Besides, he sought the opinion of a lawyer who agreed to analyse a document that was not signed and had no author or owner. He judged how we treat our athletes based on a document that was not our contract. As I said, it was all very strange…

FURIA say that the division of tournament winnings depends on the amount of money

Much of the criticism was targeted at two key points: the huge discrepancy between the salary and the buyout, and the way the prize money was split between the players and the organisation (40%-60%). The first one had already been discussed at length when MIBR tried to sign KSCERATO (even though at the time no-one knew exactly what his salary was). What is the reason for FURIA to keep 60% of prize winnings?

That criticism was based on a document that is not our contract.

Our reality is quite different. Our contracts have varied revenue streams which, when put together, represent the exact remuneration of our athletes. I am talking about bonuses based on results, on the HLTV.org ranking, among other things. Besides, when it comes to prize winnings, we established different percentages based on the amount of prize money. The structure is much more elaborate and beneficial to the players than the made-up version that was published, and, given the incredible performances of our team, they have received a very substantial amount – high enough to make them resist the allure of other teams and renew their contracts with FURIA for an unprecedented five years!

What are the key differences between the old contract and the newest one?

The new contract was created together with renowned lawyers and is quite different from the oldest one. Under this new model, we created clauses that protect the players, like a reduced buyout in the event of benching and a higher base salary, among other things. We also kept the progressive performance bonuses, which are very interesting for the players and for the organisation. We proportionately adjusted the buyouts but nothing that goes beyond the reality of the market.

How can FURIA defend itself from the interest of other organisations in its players? Do you have – or are you looking for – international investors in order to be able to provide better conditions?

One thing that must be clear is that there has never been the case of a player not leaving FURIA because of a buyout fee. That has never been an issue for the big international organisations. When we say that the buyouts are perhaps even lower than those out there, we are being 100% honest. Buyouts have never been discussed; what has been discussed is whether players want to leave or not. We will continue investing a lot in the players, in the team, trying to provide better and better conditions for them to be able to continue to do their amazing work. And, more importantly, we will keep our relationship transparent and friendly like we have always done. This is something that makes them feel a part of the organisation and that seems to be absurd in the esports world.

Is there something else that you would like to tell FURIA’s fans and the international community?

FURIA only exists because of its fans. On behalf of the players, staff and organisation, I can only thank everyone’s support. This was not the first time that someone tried to do us harm, and it will not be the last, but we will always be ready to openly answer every question. Our history has just begun. Thank you for your trust.

#1
gla1ve | 
India Taystee 
Ye
2019-06-26 16:24
#5
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
Do I smell PR bs? hmmm yes
2019-06-26 16:25
#19
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
yes. RFRSH interview flashbacks
2019-06-26 16:32
EZ 4 JAIMAO
2019-06-26 16:40
#103
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
Jaime GOD These guys (dekay, richard lewis, thorin...) just hate brazilians and spread a lot of fake news against us How would he have access to their contracts?
2019-06-26 17:55
#119
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
This is beyond #FanLogic
2019-06-26 18:50
#120
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
It's true tho He didn't give any proofs, didn't say how he had the contract and everyone from Furia said that it was fake, it was just an old draft and not the contract
2019-06-26 19:07
#175
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Europe m9_ 
ur an idiot dude so easily fooled and lied to, brazilians are soooo gullible its crazy lol, ur country is the way it is because you believe anything someone says to you in a nice tone of voice. this furia ceo smells like a piece of shit and im willing to bet we will be able to confirm that within the next 2-3 years. #FUCKJaime
2019-06-28 00:29
#176
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
You believe in a "journalist" that posted some screenshots of excerpts of a contract and I'm the one who's easily fooled? Why do you think that dekay didn't show the whole contract? Or important clauses like the bonuses for being high ranked and the progressive share of prize pool? I tell you: because it was not the contract! It was just an old draft! Even the lawyer that he hired said that he didn't have the whole contract, just some excerpts of it. How is that credible? And judging by the agressive way that you replied to me you're the one looking like an idiot
2019-06-28 01:35
The guy never said the salary or share% was wrong.
2019-06-27 17:15
#170
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
Furia said that it was much more than 1.4k and the share % varied according to the prize pool: the bigger prize pool was the higher percentage the players had twitter.com/furiagg/status/1143308739933..
2019-06-27 18:01
Read it. Base salary clearly was 1400$.
2019-06-27 21:07
#172
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
The screenshots weren't the contract, but an old draft And the players also had a bonus depending on their hltv ranking position
2019-06-27 21:54
Can you show where the claim of 1400$ base salary was debunked? Or shut up? They went their way to day all kind of pr bs but they never said base salary was not 1400.
2019-06-27 23:20
#174
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
A remuneração dos nossos atletas é muito superior aos U$1.400 noticiados sem qualquer embasamento. A maior parte é baseada na posição do ranking The remuneration of our athletes is much higher than the $1,400 reported without any foundation. Most is based on ranking position
2019-06-27 23:47
So you dont understand English?
2019-06-28 09:30
#179
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Europe _jUNGLE 
Stfu now, you're clearly trolling.
2019-06-28 10:17
#257
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
Wdym? They didn't specifically say how much was the base salary, but they said that the total salary was much higher than 1.4k and a big part of it is based on the ranking position Dekay HAD to report this clause of the bonuses, cuz it was part of the salary, but again: he never saw the contract, just some excerpts of an old draft
2019-06-28 13:59
The whole point was that base salary of 1,4k is a joke. Theyre moving the risk to the players and theyre retards for signing such a deal. Just run your own team with same risk and make all the money.
2019-06-28 15:29
#260
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Brazil MadBettorGrr 
How much you think it's the salary of players from teams like party astronauts? Considering that furia was tier 5 when they signed the contract, having a gaming house with everything paid + 1.4k usd doesn't look bad But we don't even know if it really was only 1.4k, dekay's "proofs" weren't enough to convince me
2019-06-28 15:43
It was enough as the org did not debunk it. Average salary in civilized world is something like 3000€ per month.
2019-06-28 18:27
The guy never said the salary or share% was wrong.
2019-06-27 17:15
hahahah. yes indeed. fucking orgs and their lies are never ending. hope the players get a fair shake
2019-06-26 18:44
Itll never happens im affraid , cuz in the end of the day it's a BUSINESS , a business that is growing and growing , year by year, and the real ones that makes real moneys ARE INVESTORS , that are hidden behind the scenes and usually remains unknown to public. Players gets only a small part of what org is making on them , and its understandable. Business is business. U can only imagine how much intel made on IEMS and simmilar events. U can only imagine as well how much orgs are making on stickers , clothes etc , especially during big events and now compare it to few k $ a month that players are geting (im not talking about exceptions like astralis or even top 10 teams earning , but all the rest of the teams ).
2019-06-27 00:20
I see No problem in this. :))
2019-06-27 01:17
F5
2019-06-26 16:25
F5
2019-06-26 16:25
Cry Update: No, he is lying
2019-06-26 16:42
Name checks out
2019-06-26 17:24
As a business journalist, I can tell you that most of this is pure BS, and he barely answered any question with an actual relevant answer. I make 10 Q/A sheets like these a month for directors, and it looks like most of his answers were a result of these
2019-06-27 11:51
Furia and the contracts
2019-06-26 16:24
#3
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United Kingdom epholliday 
Third
2019-06-26 16:24
Cool
2019-06-26 16:24
flag and team checks out
2019-06-26 22:47
#6
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Portugal Joefilas 
Sure it does
2019-06-26 16:25
go disband, need to sell my furia stickers !!!!!!!!!
2019-06-26 16:25
#9
United Kingdom Alth 
That contract is a jail sentence.
2019-06-26 16:25
Then send me to prison mens))))))))))))))))))))))))
2019-06-26 16:44
#112
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
Lol
2019-06-26 18:11
+1
2019-06-26 19:43
#104
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Brunei GucciLeIe 
+1 huge joke
2019-06-26 17:55
THIS CONTRACT IS AN INCENTIVE AND REFLECTS THE TRUST IN OUR POTENTIAL FOR THE FOLLOWING $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
2019-06-26 22:45
#167
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North America onionmesh 
Lol imagine when FURIA gets into a slump for a month or two or get bought out to replace m16r
2019-06-27 17:08
Trap
2019-06-26 16:29
#13
gAuLeS | 
Canada Yohazin 
God Jaime
2019-06-26 16:30
Yh right
2019-06-26 16:30
People act like they are bound forever with no future if FURIA stops performing well. Based on these insights the buyout is as fair as any other professional contract
2019-06-26 16:30
+1
2019-06-26 16:50
Yeah, just because they said so it must be true, right?
2019-06-26 16:51
Oh so you have complete knowledge about the contract then?
2019-06-26 17:00
Never said that, just pointed out that you are believing too much in something that was said without any proof whatsoever
2019-06-26 17:02
And so are you? Stop saying I’m talking bullshit when we both are making assumptions based on very little information
2019-06-26 17:07
Am I? Where did I made any assumption???
2019-06-26 17:08
I defend the org by saying it seems reasonable and you tell me not to believe it just because someone said it. You assume the contract is bad since you start arguing against my thoughts
2019-06-26 17:10
No. I've never said the contract is bad or anything like that. I just said you should not take something said for granted. You are just assuming I've implied that, but in reality I did not. Again, you make the mistake of assuming something. You seen to trust your judgement too much. That's dangerous as judgements can be clouded. You should go towards a more rational aproach.
2019-06-26 17:23
#101
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Poland Lukovsky 
+1 wise words
2019-06-26 17:54
He's right, he made no claim outside of asking a question. He didn't argue for, or against, how the contract was built. Given the way he worded it, there is an assumption that he believes the opposite of your claim, but he never maintained a position which makes the question impartial. Basically he wasn't arguing with you so much as asking why you'd believe one side of a story without full knowledge of the subject. It's a reasonable question, why assume it's a fair contract without numbers? You declared it was fair, but none of us have that knowledge specifically.
2019-06-26 17:43
Thank mr burger for clarification
2019-06-26 21:00
It's just weird, he was basically arguing with himself.
2019-06-27 00:16
I know. I agree to the fullest
2019-06-27 00:17
Reason stands that when you are dealing with businessmen you should always err on the side of outright disbelief. Companies aren't interested in telling the truth, and will go as far as they can to mislead or lie without breaking laws, (or in some cases straight up illegal shit *cough* faze up *cough*) especially when pr and controversies are concerned. You reading pr articles and buying them hook line and sinker is very naive. Whereas in the legal system it is innocent until proven guilty, you should always say guilty until proven innocent when it comes to money.
2019-06-26 21:28
#16
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Brazil Kelmec 
+1 nice ceo
2019-06-26 16:32
Furia holos though will go up in value, unlike their team :(
2019-06-26 16:31
same with the kid that you are fan of :D
2019-06-26 16:39
He's 16 on a decent pro NA team and did good on his first lan event... are you upset cause you like furia and disagree with me? It's fine if so but just make reasonable statements
2019-06-26 16:43
#96
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
Didn't he mean oBo would increase in value, unlike his team??
2019-06-26 17:42
I honestly don't know but I usually take a pessimistic approach on hltv
2019-06-26 17:47
1400$ OMEGALUL
2019-06-26 16:31
#21
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Sweden meistr0 
Yes? That was their old contracts, these dudes was a unknown roster just a few months ago dude. Obviously they didnt earn 20.000$ a month. But they raised their salary like hell now when they signed those 5 year deals. As you can see in the text Furias CEO says "If player is benched then its a reduced buyout". But theres no chance in hell that Kscerato & Yuurih would be benched in Furia, they are the 2 best players lol.
2019-06-26 16:42
They could purposely play like trash lol
2019-06-26 17:17
if they did that not even luminosity would want them. LUMINOSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2019-06-27 01:34
They came from literally nowhere. I can understand. Plus a pro player doesn't make only his salary, there are a good amount of donations and sponsorship stuff.
2019-06-26 16:41
the biggest part of their wage was based on results. And believe me, the players was very happy. People are talking bullshits... either USD 1400 is a great wage for an advanced team, their position when it was signed. BTW, even for MDL teams; And remember, all their expenses are paid by org. sry for my bad englando
2019-06-26 17:15
with a 200k buyout too.
2019-06-26 17:57
Dang, I wonder who the faulty reporter was, sketchy af
2019-06-26 16:37
#27
B1ad3 | 
Netherlands robotpie 
I'm pretty sure it was DeKay, since he posted on twitter with proof he DID in fact contact Furia. This man is lying, or DeKay is. I know who I believe.
2019-06-26 16:40
Maybe both are lying, to some extent
2019-06-26 16:54
#60
B1ad3 | 
Netherlands robotpie 
That is possible, yes.
2019-06-26 17:00
+1 that’s the wise way to look at it
2019-06-27 03:00
#48
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Brazil soubarney 
Check dekay's tweet regarding that "contact" again. He mistyped akkari's email lol. top notch journalism ain't it?
2019-06-26 16:54
He also dmed the org and they responded, but didn’t respond to him telling them to contact him. Nice try
2019-06-26 17:06
#72
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Brazil soubarney 
1. Mistypes email 2. "Tell him to DM me" lol really? you're trying to write a story about a company and expects it's CEO to contact you about it? NA journalism
2019-06-26 17:11
the worst part is: He not only knew that Jaime is the CEO, but he asked 3 days ago about informations in his DM. Then: 1- he always knew who is in charge 2- he had the communication channel 3- he can't copy paste the e-mail correctly. 4- he imagine that the CEO would look for him without even know what he wants, asking for it at ORG's DM
2019-06-26 17:19
#88
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Brazil soubarney 
Point 2 is the big deal here. Just DM him the same way you did when seeking for info. At the very least, he didn't try his best and now is playing dumb. pbs.twimg.com/media/D93fHDDXUAULl-u.jpg:..
2019-06-26 17:25
Jaime has no right to complain when they knew he contacted them, they chose not to have Jaime reply. Dekay should have done more, I agree with that. But the social media coordinator should have contacted Jaime. If he did and Jaime knew, he’s in the wrong. If not, the coordinator fucked up big time
2019-06-26 23:16
Dekay contacted Jaime directly. pbs.twimg.com/media/D93fHDDXUAULl-u.jpg:.. Honestly, I don't see anything related to contracts on the image
2019-06-27 01:17
yeah, because this was days before he contacted the org...
2019-06-27 05:09
CS:GO may cease to exist in the next two years, yet...
2019-06-26 16:39
Source Engine 2
2019-06-26 16:42
The transaction between one title to another tends to be catastrophic to most players.
2019-06-26 16:50
It wouldn't be a new title, just a re-write with a new engine
2019-06-26 16:57
Still tends to be catastrophic to some players.
2019-06-26 17:03
I think the big factor for if people will try and transition to the next counter strike will be if the skins transfer, if they don't people will be pissed off and won't want to play the game if they do I think people will go and try to learn the new game
2019-06-26 17:22
That's a point. If they ignore my old skins in the new game I'll never play counterstrike again.
2019-06-26 19:19
Transition*
2019-06-26 17:25
LOL BR CS
2019-06-26 16:40
#26
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India PussyHound 
This contract is a trap to earn from potential buyouts . I don't care about the future of the players.
2019-06-26 16:40
#39
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
you are 100% correct my friend
2019-06-26 16:50
#43
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Brazil trevz 
true
2019-06-26 16:51
I believe so too. And no matter how much PR bullshit there is, it's clear that the new contract increased the original $200.000 buyout
2019-06-26 16:57
#166
rain | 
United Kingdom Exiiilo 
+1 wise words
2019-06-27 14:41
#28
Quake | 
Ukraine s1v9mple 
Jaime JAME Bait confirmed
2019-06-26 16:41
#78
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Brazil soppur3 
+1 HAHAHA
2019-06-26 17:17
#30
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Europe Skraj 
"Both the entire team and players individually have had offers from countless organisations" >2 month period of good play >offers from countless of orgs >lmao
2019-06-26 16:42
How can you tell it's false? It's very plausible
2019-06-26 16:43
offers from tier 3 br orgs probably
2019-06-26 16:52
Yeah, they had the boom and a lot of orgs could try to get the players because they saw potential. Jaime is smart to keep them while they are still growing and getting space into scenario
2019-06-26 16:54
Mibr LG INTZ Vivo Keys Br's huge orgs that could pay easly the buyouts from kscerato and yurri.
2019-06-26 22:18
#31
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Brazil Matheuscgc 
Couldn't be more vague with those answer and lie about Dekay not contacting the org. Unfortunately brainless Furia supporters will back anything this dude says.
2019-06-26 16:42
dexerto.com/csgo/furia-csgo-former-contr.. The "dude" is right; no visible author, no signatures, nothing. This all could be easily fabricated
2019-06-26 16:55
#52
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Brazil soubarney 
Dekay never contacted FURIA. His tweet "Proving" that he contacted akkari shows that he mistyped the email, meaning that the email never reached FURIA.
2019-06-26 16:56
> "Hello [Social Media Manager], I'm running a story about X". > "Okay, please contact our CEO. @HisTwitter" That is what's being argued? Not the hill I'd die on to be honest.
2019-06-26 17:17
While Dekay surely did not put too much effort to contact FURIA he did contact the org via twitter DM, so you cant say he absolutely did not contact them.
2019-06-26 17:00
#66
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Brazil soubarney 
That's my point I guess. There's a difference between dekay "trying" to contact the organization and those able to respond actually getting to know about it. One can argue that it is FURIA's PR responsability though, not Dekay's. But had him typed akkari's email correctly, maybe this would have been avoided. Though calling either part out as straight up liers is a bad move. It's simply miscommunication.
2019-06-26 17:06
C'mon man, do you really believe that Jaime was not aware that Dekay contacted them via DM? Of course he was. My point is that as Dekay did not put too much effort in contacting FURIA so did FURIA in telling Dekay their side of the story, which makes me think the contracts bought up by Dekay were not entirely fake as they say. Also, Akkari himself said, vaguely, that the contracts Dekay showed up were early drafts or something, so not entirely made up.
2019-06-26 17:15
#82
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Brazil soubarney 
I really don't know, man. But what kind of story would you think he is pushing if you're Jaime, you know? Never gets an email, once he mistypes "akkari", DMs the org than asks the CEO to DM him. Last time they spoke, Dekay asked who tried to buyout their players... I get both of them, that's what I am saying. The contracts may not be made up, once in 2018 they had absolutely no clue if the investment to go abroad would pay off, they were 50 something on HLTV and playing ESEA ADVANCED. $1400 is a reasonable amount, don't you think? (fuck, that's more than most of us would make working and living in Brazil. And they are 18-20 yo)
2019-06-26 17:22
I don't think Jaime is evil or ill intented towards the players, at all. But i do have in mind that he and the other owners can make mistakes or have a bad judgement and that could come to hurt the players. I do not disagree with the salaries at all, especially considering where they were at the time. But I do think that the buyout and the prize money split were abusive.
2019-06-26 17:29
Why is that? Felt like a concession on both ends: Furia eats the costs of housing (& all that entails), gives the player a stipend (salary), and expect to makeup some costs on the back-end. For the time, the prize money would come from ESEA Advanced & MDL winnings and the slight (at the time) chance they qualified for any major events. When things became more established, the contracts were renegotiated and things became normalized to market value. When those contracts were signed, Brazil was finally starting to recover from a recession and the USD/Real conversion rate was dog-shit (and it still is). Mountain & Mole Holes in this circumstance imo.
2019-06-26 17:53
$1400 to small. maybe range $5000 or $7000 per month?
2019-06-26 16:47
$1400 was the initial payment. They came from almost nothing and got big fast! Now they must earn a lot, especially Yuriih and Kscerato
2019-06-26 16:55
In brazil its like 6k, huge salary tbh for 18yo kids.
2019-06-26 22:21
#143
VINI | 
Brazil logzera 
Maybe $4k-7k
2019-06-26 23:20
#38
EliGE | 
United States mehrfth 
FURIA slowly revealing themselves to be a slimy ass org
2019-06-26 16:50
#47
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India Hafnex 
This contract is just a reflection of how afraid your organisation is about mibr potentially paying more to your players and grab them. Nothing else
2019-06-26 16:54
mibr player prospect is not very great right now, if coldzera dont like him and think that the new player is the problem, he will fuck you up and make you leave the team whenever he wants. Being the 5th player of that team is a huge problem and a gamble to any player. the chance should not be taken for any player that is good and confortable in any team, even tho the paycheck seems promissing.
2019-06-26 16:59
he could at least say that Dekay contacted the wrong pr person, on a ~social media plataform~ and was informed to talk with the CEO, but never did, also send an email to the wrong address, deliberately or not. Would be a honest way to answer. But saying that dekay did not tried to contact them is a shameless lie and fucked up even more furia's image.
2019-06-26 16:56
And even so, is his image that is on the line, he should go around trying to clear stuff up with dekay directly. Now he is lying about it, and trying to clear stuff up on a "third-party" way, by giving interviews and such.
2019-06-26 18:04
Yeah, pretty much this.
2019-06-26 18:07
#55
s1mple | 
Germany NatsuS 
this is a contract to show how stupid they are. It is known that a team need at least every 2-3 years a change to stay on the same level.
2019-06-26 16:59
it's even less, a team doesn't last 9 months at full potential. Navi, astralis, and now even ence are reaching their ceilings as a team, you need to change stuff up.
2019-06-26 18:06
#57
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Poland gr0za 
Mr HLTV pls I want to hear more about Furia contracts Could you do at least two more articles
2019-06-26 16:59
#65
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Italy JuliaN7 
Seems fair and the players aren't kids, they know what they doing. One thing that is very impressive it's that the players never complained about FURIA's staff, they really feel a core part of the organization. Hope they stick together and bring more heat to the scene!
2019-06-26 17:03
probably a contract clause not to trash talk the org or its representatives
2019-06-26 18:29
#263
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Italy JuliaN7 
nowadays that doesn't exist
2019-07-01 21:57
Also, I think a lot of people are viewing their past 'contract', which may not be their contract, through the lens of their recent success. NA MDL in general is a cesspool of garbage.
2019-06-26 17:07
#75
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Brazil soubarney 
Exactly. As of 2018, they were playing fucking ESEA ADVANCED. Insane investment to keep the team in USA, first year living abroad, gaming house, no big sponsorships, ranked 50+ in HLTV, playing in ESEA ADVANCED and still making $1400 is not at all absurd. Even if those "contracts" aren't bullshit, they are very within the org's reality at that time.
2019-06-26 17:16
Yeah, very apples-to-oranges when comparing Furia's circumstances to that of established teams/players. Brazilian sporting law comes from a place of protecting Brazilian interests, so it's not like I can be too outraged about their buyouts w.r.t to their salary. I get it, don't agree with it though. I'd be more outraged if there was a breach of contract or weird (imaging) clauses in the contract, etc. However, it's not like the team owner came into the house and stole shower curtains or anything (happened to an NA MDL team).
2019-06-26 17:44
#80
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United States k3ar 
Funny thing is that FURIA were offered the chance to join Pro League as replacement to Rogue for disbanding. Instead, they decided a DreamHack Open event in Rio was more important than Pro League, which they lost to AVANGAR anyway.
2019-06-26 17:19
Why is this funny? They grew popularity amongst Brazilian crowd and now they will likely be in pro league too.
2019-06-26 18:19
imnotsureaboutthis
2019-06-26 17:20
#85
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Sweden Trkmag 
Respect FURIA, only clowns try to shit on them
2019-06-26 17:24
everyone have a contract . But who know, when tier 2 team invite,
2019-06-26 17:28
#91
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Brazil g4laxI 
Great interview. Thanks
2019-06-26 17:30
#92
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Brazil Karlogaria 
Seeing lots of NA and EU jellies because FURIA is thriving as an org and their players as professionals. Few smaller "orgs" and correspondent "pros" have had the same opportunity, changing roster every 2 months (yeah, mibr whatever), disbanding and then ending up on MDL messy teams waiting for some unknown org to pick them up because CS is their only opportunity in life. Keep the game strong and #DIADEFURIA
2019-06-26 17:35
Are you actually braindead? This is harmful to the players in Furia, it literally is ripping them off entirely. God you're so daft, not everything is Brazil vs others idiot.
2019-06-26 18:30
kscerato targeting MIBR . That's sure thing . Also much better salary. - TACO + Kscerato
2019-06-26 17:37
>" The reporter in question said that he contacted us, which is a lie. He never approached us to comment on this matter, only to ask which organisation was interested in our players." Liar
2019-06-26 17:43
I smell bullshit
2019-06-26 17:44
Lol what a fucking shitty org
2019-06-26 17:54
#105
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Brunei GucciLeIe 
1400 $ ?!?!?!??!? WTF MAN
2019-06-26 17:56
#108
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Denmark limsaitama 
1450 right now? OMEGALUL
2019-06-26 18:05
brazil very poor and corruption country . 1400$ good salary
2019-06-26 18:10
nice comedy.
2019-06-26 18:20
Translation: We wanted to rip these players off, basically steal money off them, and make it impossible for them to leave and they are very young and do not understand our legal lingo.
2019-06-26 18:23
#121
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United States ThisNephew 
Killing BR's future in the crib I'm ok with this
2019-06-26 19:08
#123
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Finland 0lter 
So basically you signed long contracts to get more sponsors and money not keeping the players interests at all in mind. Nice one dude
2019-06-26 19:29
these answers are copy and paste from furia ceo. obviously either not much has changed since he keeps giving the same answer over and over about contract buyout when it comes to benching.
2019-06-26 19:29
#126
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Brazil houghzinhu 
nice love u
2019-06-26 20:04
dead team, who cares
2019-06-26 20:30
still t4 tho
2019-06-26 21:19
#130
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United States Donnycsgo 
very odd stuff
2019-06-26 21:24
I said last year that furia would have a breakout year. I said top 10 and they smashed that. If they can stay in the major circle and get to play all the big turns they will remain in the top 5 for a while. Fun team to watch! Their teamwork is off the charts. Looks like the team practiced teamwork over individual skills, and it really paid off. Good luck furia your a blast to root for!
2019-06-26 21:25
#133
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Brazil _mith 
KSCERATO GOD
2019-06-26 21:37
This contract ruined these players career.
2019-06-26 22:11
#135
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World Sins 
this mean CU NA MÃO.
2019-06-26 22:16
TLDR: He's fooling those young dudes
2019-06-26 22:18
#141
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Brazil sprk1 
dumb move tbh... 2 years wouldn't be that bad, but 5?! wtf men
2019-06-26 23:15
this TEam will die with AUG Nerf, good for they the 5 years contrat now CS back to the Roots Aug Rate of fire = M4A1-S GG Rip Furia 2019-2019
2019-06-27 00:14
Ez for Caça Rato
2019-06-27 01:05
r3t4rd the next luminosity
2019-06-27 01:17
Mob contract. Wonder what the salary cut for inactivity/bench is. 5 years is a long fucking time. CSGO might not last that long, let alone this lineup.
2019-06-27 01:50
I wouldn't be amazed if it was a move fueled by other org who are after one or more fúria players. Trying to shake the tree and see what falls off. Or this guy could be a pro liar. Guess we will know in a few months 🙄
2019-06-27 02:01
this is good for my furia stickers
2019-06-27 02:43
#157
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Australia vamped 
The bottom line is every single player and coach singed these contracts so they must be happy with them. Who cares about anything else. You’re never forced to sign anything.
2019-06-27 04:21
good team
2019-06-27 07:34
see you in 2020 when this team is trash
2019-06-27 08:58
Imagine contracting a fluke team of nn gamers in a dead game for 5 years and think you are smart
2019-06-27 09:36
#162
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Did Tfue see the word contract?
2019-06-27 09:57
nUKE gODS
2019-06-27 10:22
What the sh1ts? I legit thought it was profitable to be a CS Pro? I was jealous of the top players until I realised that I make five times more than they do a month excluding bonuses and that's even considering a strong dollar. Plus, I bet I have more fun playing the game than they do. Back to my office!
2019-06-27 11:36
LUL
2019-06-28 04:50
#258
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Brazil Thelinho 
The Furia will still be much greater than today ...
2019-06-28 14:27
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