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Beşiktaş Esports allegedly not paying its players

“It’s now August and I still haven’t received my salary for March.”

Stratospanda on Twitter

Former player for Beşiktaş Esports Stratospanda has taken to twitter to reveal what is was like working for one of the biggest Esports and Football organisations in Turkey.

The Norwegian born ADC Stratospanda joined Beşiktaş Esports Female League of Legends Esports team in October 2018 saying that she joined the team in part because they were a well-known organization with a lot of money

In her twit longer post she revealed that when she first joined the team she could see that they were not the most organised people.

Stratospanda posted that her first salary was delayed by multiple weeks and was told this was a one-time thing due to bank changes. She then said that during her first five months with Beşiktaş Esports every single salary was delayed by 2 weeks and sometimes up to a month.

This turned out to not only be the case for her team but also for the other teams, staff and managers.

A former teammate Komedyja who played jungle for the team has also come out in support of her former teammate. She tweeted that she can confirm everything Stratospanda has said. She then posted that they were promised boot camps and media days. Komedyja also mentioned that their Discord server was shut down as players started to understand what was going on.

In the final sentences of Stratospanda’s twit longer she said that last she heard Beşiktaş Esports wanted all their current and previous players to sign Non-disclosure agreements.

Stratospanda has said she thinks that she will never get paid 100% of her salary especially after her tweet. But she hopes that others will see this as a warning so that they won’t find themselves in this situation.

Stratospanda left Beşiktaş Esports in June and is currently a free agent.

For some this may come as a shock as most would expect to see this alleged sort of behaviour from an inexperienced and shady organization, not from one with an incredibly popular football team and such a big roster of Esports players over multiple titles.

It’s a shame to see that players are still facing problems like not being paid on time or at all. Especially since these are some of the highest regarded female players in the scene.

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