Ahead of the upcoming RMR stages for PGL Copenhagen Major, teams have come clean regarding potential conflict of interests. PGL in its recent statement revealed that the teams have now signed a Declaration of Conflicts of Interest to maintain Major's integrity.
What was the issue?
Sometimes there are roster or ownership changes right before or during tournaments. This can happen for several reasons. However, it is necessary to make sure that the changes do not have an effect on the competitive integrity.
This case was particularly focusing on two situations. Brollan joining MOUZ as a loan player and Faze Clan acquisition by GameSquare. Both situations were leading to potential conflict of interests.
Brollan joining MOUZ
Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin is playing for mousesports filling up the spot for David “frozen” Čerňanský. The problem here is that he is a player for Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) as is loaned by MOUZ and both teams are competing in the RMR.
In his declaration, Brollan wrote, “I would like to confirm that my competitive decisions and behaviour during the tournament will solely be in the best interest of team MOUZ, without any monetary relation to team NIP.”
GameSquare’s acquisition of Faze Clan
In this case, GameSquare plans to acquire Faze Clan and has previously expressed their intention. However, they also own complexity, which is also taking part in the PGL Major.
As per Director of Esports Operations for FaZe Clan, Edward Han revealed that PGL have raised concerns on the matter. In order to show their commitment, they both have declared that each team will provide a fair competition.
The declaration quotes, “Each party has unequivocally pledged its commitment to maintaining the integrity and fairness of the competition in the forthcoming tournaments.”