Swedish reality show GAMERZ has contestants learning to compete professionally at Counterstrike: Global Offensive. The promised prize was a six month contract to the winners, and the first season has since drawn to a close.
That’s where the trouble begins. The winners did not get the promised contracts to compete professionally. Gamingzone Entertainment, who run the show, said that the company “naively underestimated the challenges that is associated with running a professional team.” Rather than run a professional team, Gamingzone Entertainment decided to pay the winners of the tournament the equivalent of about $12,000 and that amount has yet to be paid. They also required the winners to sign a contract that entitles the show to 20 percent of their tournament winnings over the next two years. Despite the troubles, GAMERZ got renewed for a second season!
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Source: Dot Esports