Puppey and Secret respond to EE's blog: "There's obviously a cost"
Two separate posts regarding EE's blog complaint from ten days ago were made earlier today, one by Puppey and one by Team Secret.
Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov's post regarding the issue was made on TwitLonger and was written to defend himself from Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao's allegations of him being "lazy" throughout year and "a tyrant on the team".
I'm not getting into a war of words. Those that know me well know that I'm not that person described and that's good enough for me. What I do want you to know is that I love Dota and I won’t stop trying to become the best Dota player out there. I cherish my teammates who stayed with me. Despite the drama, we still played great scrims, talking about the game and having a lot of fun. It made me feel alive again. Thank you MP, Pieliedie, FoREv and MidOne. ”
As for Team Secret's response, they were less explicit on whether the post was meant to be a reply to EE and Rasmus 'MiSeRy-' Filipsen's blogs on continued delayed payments and the 10% organization cut. The article titled "Update" highlighted the successes of the Secret in their various games, the goal of the organization to "create a professional and structured environment" and their large ambitions for the future, writing "rest assured there’s plenty more to come in the near future, and 2017 is shaping up to be a huge year for our teams." Below are extracts from the article pertaining to the aforementioned issues, key points have been bolded.
Regarding Secret's successes:
Across Team Secret we’re working hard to keep the successes coming [...] we’re determined to provide our players with [...] care and support [...] enabling them to share in the financial rewards from participating in [...] tournaments and there’s obviously a cost
in providing that support. ”
Regarding Secret's team environment:
We’re totally committed to nurturing and protecting our players
[...] we’d like to thank all of the Team Secret players for their continued hard work and commitment. [...] thank our sponsors starting with EGB for their continued support. We greatly appreciate their strong support of the Team Secret organization and their timely payments
Regarding Secret's ambitions:
Any organisation that is growing at the rate which we are, will undoubtedly make some mistakes along the way
[...] Team Secret has huge ambitions for the coming year and your support and encouragement powers us on every day. ”
After the statements were released, EE twitted "Empty Words", most likely as response to the statements. Information about the initial blog posts by EE and Misery can be found here.
Sources: TwitLonger, Secret, EE's Blog, Misery's Blog, Puppey's Facebook
Headline and banner images taken from EE's blog