Gorgc is Not Happy With Orgs Locking Players With Buyout Clauses
The post-TI (The International) roster shuffle rumors continues as Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski gave his insight on players not being allowed to leave by their organization during a recent livestream.
During a recent livestream, Gorgc encountered Nemiga Gaming’s Stanislav "Malr1ne" Potorak in a public match. While the Russian player made a joke by saying that Gorgc could not pay his buyout clause to join Team Bald Reborn, the Swedish streamer went on to give his opinion regarding the matter.
Gorgc noted that high buyout clauses for players hurts their career
In a recent livestream, Swedish streamer Gorgc revealed that he felt bad for Virtus.pro’s Vitalie "Save-" Melnic as well as Nemiga Gaming’s Stanislav "Malr1ne" Potorak.
“The fact that you can be locked, like the way that Save- is locked by VP (Virtus.pro) & Malr1ne’s locked by Nemiga Gaming….the way that works is so bad. Like the way it works is that you can lock the player from playing with any other teams for a couple of years, and the only way to get the player is by paying his buyout clause, which could vary.” said Gorgc.
He also said that he felt really bad for Save-, as he was reportedly being held “hostage” by Virtus.pro for over a year. The Moldovan support was also reportedly to have a $1 million USD buyout clause, which forced Team Secret to sign Baqyt "Zayac" Emiljanov. However, t
He then went on to say that organizations that put a high price on its players are hurting their careers. While he noted that there are legal issues when it comes to players’ contracts, he said that teams should not be allowed to put a high buyout clause on its players as it discourages the teams that are looking to sign him in the future.
Issues regarding players being unable to leave or sign for other organizations aren’t relatively new in the esports scene, as The Croatian was unable to sign for Fnatic due to a clause in his contract with G2 Esports back in late 2021.