Denial Esports player debt set to be paid as organization looks to return

Alan Bernal

After a long saga for former Denial Esports members and staff, the end to a frustrating, unnerving ordeal may finally come to pass as new figures have seemingly taken the reigns to usher in a new chapter for the controversial organization.

Denial Esports was once a thriving club that fielded teams in many titles such as Counter-Strike, H1Z1, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and more, but all of the success was left marred by unpaid players and fees, consistent stonewalling by upper-management, and legal action against the org.

Now it looks like a new era may be coming to the once chastised team, as potential new owners look to have tied loose ends on December 18 and are preparing to take Denial Esports into a new age of prosperity.

CEO of MoneyMatches Zach Smith and the always positive team owner of the Anaheim Pirates Patrick ‘BlackBeardAP’ E. Smith Sr., shared numerous Twitter posts which strongly indicate the two have paired up to take on the Denial Esports banner.

Smith announced on Twitter the debt for Denial had been agreed upon and players were happy, while announcing that they “will issue in a new age of the org and it’s legacy. ”

After an apparent fallout from the Anaheim Pirates name, BlackbeardAP and his Halo team have left the SoCal branded org on December 16 and have since teased the entire roster will soon be under a new name.

Denial Esports had previously been world champions in Call of Duty, Rainbow 6, Gears of War, and are looking to once again find a footing in a new age.

About The Author

Alan is a former staff writer for Dexerto based in Southern California who covered esports, internet culture, and the broader games/streaming industry. He is a CSUF Alum with a B.A. in Journalism. He's reported on sports medicine, emerging technology, and local community issues. Got a tip or want to talk?

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