Natus Vincere to boycott ESWC
Natus Vincere in the person of all its players and gaming squads may boycott ESWC 2011. The decision was driven by new ESWC rules according to which each team or player can now book a slot in the Grand Final for $200 per player or $1000 per team.
Our organization does not encourage such decision and will not participate in the tournament unless new rule is forfeited. The boycott was also supported by some of the world leading e-Sports teams such as fnatic, SK Gaming, mTw, Evil Geniuses и Mousesports.
Natus Vincere CEO Alexander «ZeroGravity» Kokhanovskiy had the following to say:
«We were surprized with the idea to implement a registration fee instead of holding national qualifiers. The decision itself contradicts with the concept of World Championship because anyone can now "buy" himself a slot in the Grand Final. If tournament organizers stay idle to what professional e-Sports teams demand, you will not see ESWC 2010 champions defending their title this year».