The co-owner of Denial Esports Zach Smith, has resigned from his position, as he himself announced through his personal Twitter account. The news has come after Nathan " Natshay " Dupuis, a former Call of Duty of the team, alleged that both he and his teammates had not received their wages from Denial
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Denial Esports should be hundreds of thousands of euros
According to the former player of Denial, the defaults amounted to more than 15,000 euros per person. In addition, Overtime Esports a French group of which both Natshay and his colleagues were part until January 28, affirms that are still waiting for "several hundred thousand euros" ] for the sale to Denial Esports of its place in the CWL Pro League at the beginning of the year. Overtime Esports has shown its support to the players and, he says, measures are being taken, although at the moment they can not be made public.
Smith himself confirmed that Natshay signed a statement of intent before joining the team since Denial was not "legally authorized to pay the player a salary" before he acquired a P1-A Visa. Smith said, however, that Natshay made "false public allegations" because, according to the co-owner of the team, Natshay never received a salary . However, he also stated that the team had funds to cover "supposedly due salaries."
Smith's substitute in his position in the team will be the former strategic advisor, Jerry Nguyen who has risen to head of strategy. Smith stated that Nguyen will begin with "standardizing the player payment system to allow more transparency" in the hope of "regaining public confidence in our brand."
In his statements, Smith made no mention of the words of Overtime Esports, which could mean a problem for the permanence of the team in the CWL Pro League .