An official statement has been released by the World eSport Association after one of their founding members, FaZe Clan, left after two weeks.
Within a couple of days of WESA being launched, it was reported in the esports press by a number of sources that the North American based organisation would be leaving due to a difference in opinion over contract exclusivity. At the time it was suggested they would be fined $50,000, however in the official FaZe announcement to advise they had left, it was explained that was certainly not the case, and that they would be leaving on good terms.
During the initial speculation we reached out to WESA for comment and have now received a reply. Addressing both FaZe leaving and the next steps WESA is set to take, it looks as though we’ll see rules and structure firmly on the agenda, with an election of a players council to represent their views.
Creating an association such as WESA from the ground up is an immense undertaking for all involved parties and something that requires enormous commitment of time and effort. While we regret the fact that FaZe has decided to take this step and are disappointed to see them go, we understand and accept their decision to put their current focus elsewhere.
WESA’s next important steps surround players and overall more tangible rules and structure. This includes an election of the Players Council, the appointment of players in the Executive Board, the formalization of the Arbitration Court to prevent future wrongdoings between teams and/or towards players, and expanding the number of members of the association. You will be the first to know about any of these updates as soon as they occur.