The Professional Esports Association has released an open letter in response to Scott Smith and the North American Counter Strike: Global Offensive players he represents.
The players were not happy over the PEA’s decisions, specifically over the limitations placed and that players would be forced to pull out of the ESL Pro League.
The players said: “When the PEA and our owners first spoke more openly about their ability to tell us where we can and can’t play, we asked them what gave them the right. Their response was very direct: It’s in your contract.”
However, the PEA have responded, explaining their decisions and giving the reasons why they have come to their conclusions, as well as apologising for making the players feel left out of the decision making.
Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals, said: “I believe every author of the player letter wants to participate in the PEA league, as well as EPL. Unfortunately, that option is not on the table.”
Mr Whinston continued: “I sympathize with the players’ sentiments around not feeling more included in the decision-making process and I acknowledge that we could and should have done better. That’s why, in good faith, we’re going to give this decision to them.”