CS: GO Caster Moses Strikes at BLAST for Recent Partnership

Published 08/09/2020, 6:49 AM EDT


Popular CS: GO caster Jason “Moses” O’Toole has reportedly harshly criticized BLAST on their recent partnership. Moses sent the event organizers an email, where he criticized them for their silence. BLAST has reportedly struck a deal with NEOM that has sprouted the criticism. DBLTAP procured the email and produced it on their site today. Moses, in the email, mentions how BLAST has been dodging him,

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Since I first reached out on July 30th, calls and meetings have been scheduled and then delayed, dodged, rescheduled, and canceled. The only response we have been given is that the situation is complex and you need more time to give us any details.”

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According to the email, BLAST has only offered a vague explanation of the deal. In the next few lines, Moses pens strong words against the company condemning their actions.

Your silence on this matter is deafening, and now it is harming those who have worked closest with you over the past few years. Your refusal to speak up in defense of your own deal has placed your employees in the crossfire.”

You can read the complete email here.

The reason behind these accusations is not a secret. NEOM is a  project that has been developed by the Saudi Royal family’s Public Investment Fund. Furthermore, the Saudi Arabian Government has constantly been criticized by the United Nations for the violation of human rights. Moreover, they have been shunned all over for their outlook on the LGBTQ+community.

The CS: GO community has been quite vocally critical of this tie-up. Many people in the community have come forward with views similar to that of Moses.

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Prominent CS: GO figures against the deal

As soon as the news came out on July 28 about the deal, many have come forward. Most of them have similar views. Popular commentator Vince has declared he is ‘unlikely’ to ever work with BLAST again.

Furthermore, British esports journalist, Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields has condemned the action and chosen to cut ties,

Moses took to Twitter to explain and asked people to calm down for the time being;

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No official statement yet has been released from BLAST. We wait for further information on the matter. Until then I too have the same question as Pansy, after so many casters and analysts have backed out.

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SourceDBLTAP, BLAST

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Avhinandan Chakraborty

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Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

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