Supercell is hosting the 2021 Brawl Stars Master League in South America through a third-party organizer, the Latin America Master League (LAML).
The tournament has a total prize pool of $100,000, of which America De Cali Esports is the champion. Although the tournament ended on December 29 last year, the teams have yet to receive any awards from the organizers.
Supercell sued the organizers of LAML 2021. After the tournament, the organizers were criticized on social networks for this delay. Their website received no updates after November 2021 and their social network is down.
Supercell recently posted a statement regarding the incident on Twitter. In the post, Supercell wrote: “We are aware that some players of the Latin American League (LAML) 2021 have yet to receive awards from the tournament organizers. This is unacceptable.”
The developer also added: “We share players’ frustration over this issue and we will fully compensate all affected players as soon as possible.” Supercell also will not authorize LAML to host tournaments using Supercell games.
According to the statement, they will take legal action against the organizers for failing to comply with their contractual commitments. Community members appreciate Supercell’s move against the LAML 2021 organizers.
There has been no statement or response from LAML yet. But they can’t hold tournaments for any games anymore. Supercell’s statement has received a lot of praise from the community as it has been a much talked about incident in the community for a long time. Teams have been waiting to claim their prize money for almost seven months. The final statement brings good news, as they will eventually receive their well-deserved award.
This is not the first time the community has seen third-party organizers disappear with player funds. The lack of laws and regulations regarding these often creates an opening for dishonest tournament organizers.