G2A could be the next brand to bail on eSports

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If you’ve watched any competitive match, or any popular streamer, you may have noticed a little G2A.com logo. G2A.com is a market place for games which sells them at a discounted price. They’ve been pushing their partner program for roughly a year now, but it seems they aren’t paying their CS:GO players.


The news came to light in a series of Tweets between eSports tycoon Scott ‘SirScoots’ Scoots and Jason Bass,  the owner of Complexity gaming. Some of you may remember Kinguin who parted ways with their eSports team two months back also due to financial strain.

Naturally what followed were a serious of Tweets confirming his suspicion, including the Tweet from Jason Bass:

The conversation between Scoots and Bass continues and finally reveals that G2A.com in fact owes Complexity money and have not responded in over a month. Complexity are just one of many teams in the Counter-Strike community backed by G2A. There are also several League of Legends teams who are partnered with the company who are now under heavy fire. The silence leads many teams and owners to believe that G2A are bailing out of eSports completely with an unpaid tab. Complexity have said that should G2A not meet their demands they will seek legal action.

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Earlier this week Riot insisted players remove G2A from their player names and merchandise as they were not a headline sponsors for the biggest event on the League of Legends Calendar. It turns out that the real reason they were asked to remove the companies name was due to G2A selling ELO boosted accounts on their website.

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Last Updated: October 8, 2015

Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit’s esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere – but my work here is independent of that.

  • G2A is dodgy as heck, and they even have account boosting as a service on the site. This to me is a big no no when it comes to competitive play.

    • Peter Pan

      I’ve actually purchased many games form them without any problems, so while I am still cautious when I purchase from them, so far (and touch wood), I haven’t had a bad experience.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Wow, that’s a kak move by G2A… also selling boosted accounts while sponsoring eSports teams? WTH?

    I hope the teams get what G2A owes them… those sponsorship deals are a main part of what keeps the teams afloat, travelling and competing.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    I read G2A and my brain goes into a DISTRUST mode immediately

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  • Deceased

    Very interesting, but you lot are aware that a bunch of games were revoked not so long ago from Uplay ( and steam, I think ), where the serials were bought from dodgy sites such as G2A?

    That alone made me very, VERY, weary of such sites …

  • Viking Of Science

    I Tell you, nothing would make me happier than G2A folding…. As The Premier grey market site, It’s wholly untrustworthy.

  • Charl van der Merwe

    ahh damn! You not getting paid to PLAY GAMES Anymore ?
    Shit man, bummer…..

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