The Electronic Sports League has issued a statement to reiterate that all outstanding prizes will be paid in the upcoming weeks.
For several years, players and teams from across the esports spectrum have complained about the slowness of the ESL's payment process, as sometimes they have to wait years to receive their winnings.
The Counter-Strike 1.6 and CS:Source communities were no exception, and this situation led to Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko recently admitting that the ESL owed his team approximately $90,000 and VeryGames boycotting the last season of the Major Series.
The ESL has now decided to tackle this situation, and all outstanding prizes should be paid by the end of the month. Below you can find a statement from the organisation:
"Over the last 12 years the ESL has paid out over $12,000,000 in prize money. Historically, there have been issues with some prize money being paid late. We have worked hard to eradicate these issues over the last 18 months and are now working on the final, remaining backlog of overdue prizes. We can announce today that this process will be completed by the end of February and there will be no overdue prize money at that point."If you or your team have not been paid prize money by then, please use our ticketing system available here: http://www.esl.eu/eu/prizemoney
"We apologise for any inconvenience you may have gone through during this period.
"We are taking this topic extremely seriously and to address any further concerns our CEO Ralf Reichert will conduct a Reddit AMA about this topic early next week."