IGC announce legal proceedings against 9z over nonpayment of meyern buyout

The Argentinian organization have reportedly failed to pay the $35,000 transfer fee for the 19-year-old for over a year.

According to Dexerto, 9z are currently facing legal action after the Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) ⁠— the parent company of MIBR ⁠— filed a complaint to the Superior Court of California, in which they allege that the Argentinian organization have failed to pay the transfer fee of Ignacio "⁠meyern⁠" Meyer.

Documents indicate that a transfer fee of $35,000 was agreed to between the two organisations for meyern, which IGC claim has never been paid, in part or in full, despite 9z stating "numerous times that payment would be forthcoming."

The 19-year-old rifler played for 9z in 2020 from June to December, joining the team after a six-month stint with MIBR. He was moved to the bench by mutual agreement at the end of the year and allowed to explore his options, and recently joined Furious on a loan agreement with 9z that will last until December 31, 2021.

meyern played for 9z for a period of three months in 2020

According to evidence obtained by Dexerto, IGC have made attempts to settle the matter outside of court, but have been unsuccessful over the course of multiple months as 9z failed to provide timely responses and updates on efforts to settle the fee, often taking weeks to reply.

In the court case, IGC are pursuing unspecified damages, which includes but isn't limited to the transfer fee in question. Tomi Kovanen, IGC's Chief Operating Officer, says that the intent behind pursuing the matter in court has more to do with rooting out bad actors in the esports industry than getting what the organisation is owed.

Should the courts side with IGC, 9z could also face sanctions from the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), should the matter be referred to the watchdog group.

The public relations director for 9z, Mariela Silvi, pointed towards bank problems as the reason for the delay in payment, stating that the Central Bank of Argentina adopted new regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic that limited bank transfers in foreign currency and transfers in dollars for the payment of debts.

Silvi also told Dexerto that the payment had been made "on time and in the agreed manner," and that following the new bank regulations, "it was agreed that 9z should make the payment with certain characteristics" — the details of which Silvi says cannot be disclosed for confidentiality reasons.

Argentina Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
Ignacio 'meyern' Meyer
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2021-09-29 01:39
8 replies
2021-09-29 01:42
3 replies
Bro its only 35k, just take an loan or something smh, 9z being more amateur than bedroom orgs in esea advanced
2021-09-29 06:03
2 replies
According to 9z the problem is sending the money with all the COVID restrictions, not getting the money. Which is obviously bullshit but still.
2021-10-01 17:52
1 reply
9z straight up buying time to be able to scam more orgs, whats up next now? owning movistar 100k euros over unpaid steelega transfer?
2021-10-01 23:07
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Russia zj2
Only 35k ? Daamn
2021-09-29 01:48
1 reply
It’s meyern 35k is suprising
2021-09-29 01:59
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Australia B_Tannen
2021-09-29 13:45
2021-09-29 01:39
wtf meyern
2021-09-29 01:39
2 replies
Germany StormzN9
It isn’t his fault
2021-09-29 10:30
1 reply
2021-09-29 14:41
Completely forgot about this guy tbh
2021-09-29 01:40
2021-09-29 01:41
wo ooh
2021-09-29 01:41
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Chile Romanosky
F 9z.
2021-09-29 01:42
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2021-09-29 01:43
old notice lol, 9z hasn't paid many of their players (in fortnite too or content creators), that's why they almost went bankrupt
2021-09-29 01:46
4 replies
2021-09-29 08:44
so they almost went bankrupt because they didnt pay their players?
2021-09-29 23:00
2021-09-30 00:12
1 reply
i'm lying?
2021-09-30 03:21
Russia WiHuu
2021-09-29 01:46
Brazil setsz
just give try to mibr and its paid
2021-09-29 01:59
5 replies
Sweden sn1pie
Dont waste his talent in that shit team
2021-09-29 07:31
3 replies
2021-09-29 17:24
Brazil pcR
2021-09-29 17:28
+1, it already happened to meyern, don't let that also happen to try...
2021-09-29 18:56
Try +4 This guy is the future of the CS SA
2021-09-29 17:48
Brazil hugoooo
This kid is cursed, everything goes wrong in his career
2021-09-29 02:06
2 replies
In truth, everything was going well until mibr signed him
2021-09-29 02:11
1 reply
Brazil hugoooo
"Everything was going well" Everything what?
2021-09-29 03:38
Bulgaria goshyy
The CS:GO scene never fails to impress me :D
2021-09-29 02:08
1 reply
is this this because we from argentina
2021-09-29 02:58
Argentina XaiDN
2021-09-29 02:17
WTF ???
2021-09-29 02:18
2021-09-29 02:22
4 replies
Now that the problem is public, guess who reads this kind of shit, the fucking government of argentina, and oh boy they are thirsty for every dollar. This could potentially cost over 100k to 9z (aka 9z goes to bankrupt) unless they fix this QUICK.
2021-09-29 02:34
3 replies
tbh the only way they could pay off was if they sold try to FURIA or another big org, because it seems like they would never pay the fee if IGC didn't take legal procedures
2021-09-29 03:15
2 replies
They want to pay for it, BUT there's a restriction to every transaction made in foreign coin since march approximately, since the economy is falling very quickly, the government slows it down restricting every transaction, and that includes this. If you ask me, i would buy 40k dollars illegally, and i would go to Brasil with the money in the doors of the car, but since that's highly illegal and there's a chance that i die in the process, the only way is paying via banks.
2021-09-29 03:22
1 reply
Sad. Feels like the 80s all over again.
2021-09-29 05:35
2021-09-29 02:24
Chile esanchez47
That's really unfortunate
2021-09-29 02:37
Wasn't Meyern "One for the future" according to hltv and jonathan e?
2021-09-29 02:58
1 reply
Brazil hugoooo
hltv.org/news/26905/one-for-the-future-m.. According to LucasAM. Anyway, meyern is still very young (19), he has some years of future to prove LucasAM was right in mid-2019.
2021-09-29 03:41
United States Rayduh
They don’t even have meyern
2021-09-29 03:03
1 reply
they do, they loaned him out
2021-09-29 03:13
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2021-09-29 05:03
2 replies
Not the worst idea ever, actually? (who knows how long they will be on boltz's ass because of COVID).
2021-09-29 05:33
1 reply
better than nak I guess
2021-09-29 06:31
Mexico rauni90001
plz don't end meyern's career again
2021-09-29 05:11
2021-09-29 05:27
Argentina is in a really strange situation overall these past several years. GL 9z.
2021-09-29 05:32
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2021-09-29 07:08
I heard from hltv forum that they have limited bank accounts and people open them on uruguay or neighbour countries to receive money in $ or the gov takes more than 50% of it. Maybe that's one of the reasons this is happening, but I don't know why they don't left the country then or sell try, which is a good talent and someboy will pay, at least, those $35k for him.
2021-09-29 08:42
3 replies
Yeh, that's the main reason. And they didn't sell try maybe bcz they either didn't receive a good offer or an offer whatsoever, or they want to keep him since he is rlly important for the team.
2021-09-29 13:52
2 replies
try is lit, can wait to see him on T1-T2 with a team that give him some time to develop.
2021-09-29 13:57
1 reply
Yeh, he played rlly well against Vitality and in October they will play the blast again if everything goes right, so he has a chance once again to make a name for himself.
2021-09-29 14:35
Chile cap_
2021-09-29 09:01
9z gonna go out of business before they pay that
2021-09-29 09:05
jesus christ, this much trouble for 35k? 9z what hell are you doing?
2021-09-29 15:01
a lawsuit is more expensive than 35K i can tell u that , so 9z better get the money
2021-09-29 16:47
Poland SebL
Wow that's really shitty, I hope that 9zs players won't get hurt because of what shit their org. make. Really sad situation.
2021-09-29 19:39
They can ask for a billion in cali court LUL, 9z is based in argentina, nice try tomi
2021-09-30 03:27
2 replies
^ the brightest legal mind of our generation everyone. He found out that you can break any laws you want as long as your company is based in a different country.
2021-10-01 17:51
1 reply
Thank you!
2021-10-02 01:06
south america + lack of money name a better combination
2021-10-01 17:53
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