Mineski withdraw from GESC: Thailand qualifiers in protest

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 14 April 2018 16:00

In protest against what they consider 'biased' organizers, Mineski has chosen to withdraw from the GESC: Thailand qualifiers. 

The SEA kings, who are currently sitting in the fourth place position of the DPC rankings, were quick to make a stand against the GESC tournament organizers for being "biased."

This is not the first time that GESC has been criticized by Mineski. Last month, the SEA organization spoke out against GESC regarding a last minute change in the SEA qualifiers. Hours before teams were expected to make an appearance in the qualifier lobbies, GESC notified them that the qualifiers would be postponed until April. 

At that time, Mineski released a statement saying:

....Teams were informed a few weeks in advance and Mineski-DOTA is specifically bootcamping in Bangkok for this qualifier. The team has put in a lot of time, money and effort, to prepare for the qualifier based on the schedule provided by the organisers.

Mineski-DOTA does not agree to any organiser changing schedules significantly at such last notice, nor should organisers think they can "strongarm" teams due to their Major/Minor status.

The current decision comes three days before the qualifiers and on the heels of the unexpected and not originally planned direct invite of Evil Geniuses to the main event as the "Champions Invite." The event was slated for eight teams with one direct invite until organizers revealed the addition of EG. 

Mineski will participate in EPICENTER XL starting April 27th, MDL Changsha Major starting May 14th, and ESL One Birmingham spanning from May 23-27th. 


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