I joined a new team, Eclypsia, on March 8th. I put a lot of confidence in them, declining other offers. Eclypsia seemed very ambitious with a large budget, good contacts and a solid plan to give the players they recruited the best possible conditions to improve. Everything went fine at first, wages paid by the hour, very good coaching, superb communication. No reason to worry.
Then the Copenhagen Games approached. In accordance with what had been agreed, I booked the hotel and flight myself, on the understanding I’d be payed back along with my salary... But my salary has not been paid for nearly two weeks. In that time I’ve had enormous problems getting in touch with representatives of the team. It seemed hard to believe that this was a coincidence and I started to worry a lot.
After speaking to my teammates it seems that I am far from alone in this case. Eclypsia seems to have stopped responding.
I didn’t want to have to resort to these methods, but it seems obvious now that I will not receive my salary, that the countdown to the launch of their website www.eclypsia.com was actually a scam, and that they have screwed us.