It is widely known that e-Frag owes money to players participating in their CSGO “The World Championship” event, which was never paid out due to Azubu failing to provide contractually promised $100,000 in prize money. After a while of talking with Azubu officials – which provided no resolution – Serbian based organization e-Frag decided to hire a lawyer from California, USA to help out with the case. Last information about that case is that contract is being investigated by court and both sides are awaiting it’s decision.
Statement given by e-Frag shows that there was attempt fromAzubu to “solve” the issue:
TWC2016 Prizemoney Statement
— Efrag (@efragnet) June 20, 2017
In world of Dota2 where Sam Manuelson, owner of ProDota event organization has announced that Azubu owes him quite a bit of money. This time amount is somewhat less than with e-Frag debt, but $64,837 is owed by Azubu at the end of contract which expired at the end of 2017. Manuelson even covered some of the prize money – when Azubu failed to deliver contractually promised amount – from his own pocket in order to keep his side of the deal honored.
Azubu stated that they are in big financial issues but at the time of issue with e-Frag, they’ve purchased Hitbox streaming platform and renamed it intoSmashcast for staggering $40 million! However some sources states that previous owners of Hitbox are yet to receive their money from Azubu – and by looking at statements from e-Frag and ProDota – it’s very questionable will they ever receive it.
After Manuelson spoke publicly about his issues with Azubu it can be fairly surely said that it’s Azubu the shady one here and not ProDota and/or e-Frag.