League of Legends players accuse Redemption eSports Porto Alegre of withholding payments

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Posted on: May 15, 2020 5:22 pm EDT

The eSports organization is apparently cheating its employees out of their compensation

Most of the parties involved in a competitive scene like eSports rely a lot on their reputation to attract talent and progress. But when an organization is not being fair with its members, social media can be a useful resource to demand an answer. Apparently, Brazilian Redemption eSports Porto Alegre eSports organization is being called out via Twitter by two players who claim that they are not getting paid at all by the company, and that it has been ignoring them. The accusations were made by two Korean League of Legends players, Choi “BalKhan” Hyun-jin and Im “Patrick” Jin-hyeok.

The two gamers posted a tweet yesterday early in which they claim that it’s been two months of waiting for payments.
“RDP does not pay. And I won’t be a professional anymore,” said BalKhan. “They ignored my contact. We said we were different from the previous team, but they were the same. I can’t trust anyone anymore and I won’t be a professional gamer anymore.” The other team member confirmed what his friend said, stating, “I really did my best and this is true. Me and Balkhan have been waiting for more than two months and they continue to ignore our contact. I tried to understand and be considerate of them as much as I could, but I can’t wait any longer.”

Social media seems like an effective way to call the attention of the responsible parties because Angelo Tellechea, the founder of Redemption, tweeted a reply shortly after. He said that things are being taken care of now and that both players had the right to demand the payment. Tellechea added that the issue originated from an internal disagreement that he was unaware of.