Epsilon eSports were thrown into a PR disaster over the festive period when not one, but two players, came out to say they had not been paid and were set to leave the organization.
Joksan Redonda, one of FIFA 19’s most accomplished professionals, and Connor “BigCat” both posted statements to Twitter stating that. for the last 3 months, they had not been paid their salaries as well as experiencing issues around reimbursement for travel and accommodation. These problems were the prompt needed to terminate their contracts with the organization and look for employment elsewhere.
Epsilon eSports has yet to respond but BigCat has deleted his original statement and stated he has now been paid the money he is owed.
After Epsilon Esports Where Next For Joksan?
No disrespect to Connor, but it will be the next steps for Joksan Redonda that will have everyone guessing where he might go. He certainly won’t be short of suitors. He currently sits top of the PS4 Global Series leaderboard, after winning the FIFA Continental Cup and having deep runs in a number of other tournaments this year. As a player based out of North America, the clubs that interest him and in turn have interest in him may not have a presence in FIFA 19, and with a player at the top of his game, it will be an enticing prospect for any organization. FaZe clan currently only have Tass on their books, a player who has had a rough start to the season having served a ban handed down by EA, and generally underperforming. We could see someone from the leftfield – Cloud 9 or T100, both organizations are expanding rapidly and may jump at the chance of signing Joksan as their first pro-FIFA player.
Joksan’s Full Statement
Leaving Epsilon, pic.twitter.com/DaMQKlHP11
— Joksan Redona (@JoksanRedona) December 24, 2018
So what do you make of Joksan’s decision to leave? Where does Epsilon Esports go from here? And where do you think Joksan will end up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.