Major All Stars prize money is still owed to Invictus Gaming almost 1.5 years later. IG won first place – $50,390 in March 2015 and has only been paid approximately a quarter of the money with significant delays and broken agreements. This is the second time the organization has turned to the community to report the situation.
Issues with MAS Major All Star's prize
March 2015: iG won the MAS tournament in Malaysia
July 2015: Tournament… https://t.co/wmMCfX8dd6
— Invictus Gaming (@invgaming) September 14, 2016
Major All Stars prize money is still not fully paid to the Championship title team – Invictus Gaming – almost 1.5 years later.
In March 2015 IG defeated Team Empire and walked away with what they thought was the $50,000 prize money, but the team has seen only 1/4 of that amount after ongoing attempts for collection and resolution.
In April 2016 Dotablast reported that the event organizers had stopped communication with the team and still owed the prize money. Hours later, Invictus Gaming reported that Major All Stars had then issued a statement of intent to resolve and an apology regarding lack of payment and communication.
According to the timeline published by IG the negotiations resumed and arrangements were made in May for full payment in July 2016.
In July the organization received only a fraction of the prize money with a promise of payment in September – which has not happened again.
The roster at that time included; Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan, Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei, Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi, Luo “Luo” Yinqi and Zeng “Faith” Hongda – with Ferrari_430 being the last remaining team member with the organization. “The Pianist” had left Invictus Gaming during the drop phase of the Fall Major registration period, after more than 5 years with the organization. However, since then all Chinese players left or were dropped as part of an agreement in the region. His status is unknown at this time.
Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament
Eight teams – Invictus Gaming, Team Empire, NiP, Na’Vi, Invasion, Team Redemption, Can’t Say Wips and Rave – competed in what the Major All Stars organizers boasted to be “the biggest Dota 2 event in South East Asia”.
As previously reported, the Major All Stars tournament had a rough start. On the first day, significant game delays due to technical and network issues forced the majority of the 9 hours’ worth of gaming scheduled to be postponed for the following day. Day one was nothing short of a disaster and left players and fans wondering what to expect the second day.
With a Mineski Events team stepping in on the second day, things drastically improved with little to none technical and networking issues impacting the games.
Fallout Gaming was established in 2014 by a small group of four, with a love and passion for Dota 2 and gaming. They are currently sponsored by Logitech, TMT.my and Twitch. Major All Stars Tournament 2015 was their first major event.