On its website, the Russian e -sports club Virtus.pro published an official statement regarding the withdrawal of the composition of vp.prodigy with the participation of Weplay Academy League Season 4 (CS: GO) from the organizer. According to the club’s position, the Ukrainian side violates the terms of the contract with a rude way and it does not have legal powers to make such a decision.
Full text of the statement
Today we learned that our composition VP.prodigy was shot by the organizers with Weplay Academy League Season 4, where it was supposed to speak under the name Outlaws.
This event has two aspects: legal and image.
From a legal point of view Weplay grossly violates contract obligations – this company does not have the right to unilateral termination of the agreement on our participation in their league. A notification of termination of the contract that Weplay today sent the club’s leadership is legally illiterate: it appeals to an inconspicuous clause of the contract (about the violation of guarantees that we are not under sanctions) and proposes to consider the date of termination on February 26.
Moreover, yesterday, Weplay publicly stated that “none of the participants in the composition falls under personal international and state lists of sanctions for their activities.” The legal entity virtus.pro does not fall under the sanctions in the same way. Therefore, Weplay has no legal grounds for terminating the contract and withdrawing us from the tournament.
From an image point of view we would like to draw the attention of the community to the difference in the fact that this company declares publicly and what it is actually guided by.
Weplay wrote in their social networks: “Our company has no contracts with organizations from the Russian Federation, so we exclude Outlaws.” This is not true and the company understands this well, therefore, in the notification of termination of the contract, refers to mythical sanctions.
We also suggest once again to look at the composition of the participants of the Weplay Academy League Season 4 and to fix the fact that Weplay does not only cooperate with organizations from the Russian Federation, in fact guided in their decisions by personal sympathies and antipathy.
We urge those who follow the matches of VP.prodigy, do not be upset: we have a rich tournament schedule for the coming months.