FLASHPOINT has come out all guns blazing against CSPPA (Counter-Strike Professional Players’ Association) as the tournament organizer has reportedly refused to pay a previously set amount of $165,000 to CSPPA unless specific requests are satisfied.
The amount being withheld by FLASHPOINT is for the player’s intellectual property rights for the opening season. This payment is being withheld due to multiple reasons against CSPPA which have been pointed out by FLASHPOINT in the letter obtained by DBLTAP.
According to the letter written by the tournament organizer to CSPPA, the latter has been accused of allegedly causing FLASHPOINT and its players loss of revenue, disrupting the tournament operations, failure to create an independent ranking system, a potential conflict of interest, and lack of transparency.
FLASHPOINT says that these alleged concerns have to be rectified before they can continue working together again. This time under a new agreement and with CSPPA self-funding themselves moving forward.
CSPPA was quick to respond to these allegations, as they Tweeted out a reply calling the allegations baseless and in no way related to relieving FLASHPOINT from its obligations to make the agreed payment of $165,000 when due.
They went on to state that a “Full statement addressing all the false allegations against the CSPPA will be released tomorrow.”
The two organizations were on the verge of signing a three-year partnership contract as reported earlier, but with FLASHPOINT hitting CSPPA with such heavy allegations it seems unlikely that the two will be joining hands for a long term deal anytime soon.