However, just hours ago, this interview was published on one of the major DotA-community sites, JoinDotA.com. In said interview, manager of a danish DotA-squad "MystresS" formerly sponsored by Quantic Gaming, now accuses Eclypsia for straight up lying to them, about salaries, equipment etc.
Here's an excerpt:
MystresS: Eclypsia works with Dota2-Europe.com and one of their staff approached me last Friday [April 27th] and proposed a salary of € 7500 per month for the whole team, 100% of the earnings for 10 hours of streaming per player, per week. Of course I contacted the players right away and told them about it, of course we were all very exited about since that would mean more time to concentrate on practising.
MystresS: Eclypsia then started to change their original offer... They wanted the players to generate 5000 viewers on the stream, forbid the players the use of IRC, and every time I tried to defend my players, explaining that it was impossible for them to have this many viewers in such a short time, I was threatened not to get paid... And this went on and on for three days.
MystresS: They then asked of me to find sponsors for Eclypsia, big sponsors such as Razer or SteelSeries... which is absolutely not my job. My role is to make sure the players can concentrate on playing while I take care of organising them at LAN events, tournaments etc.
Read the full interview here.
Edit #1: MystresS has later replied in one of the comments to the article, that even though Starcraft and League of Legends players haven't complained about this publicly, they haven't seen any money yet either. - Again, unconfirmed and obviously biased source, no idea if she has any basis for speaking on behalf of those players.
Eclypsia has released this statement, after the interview with MystresS was published.
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Further to the recent declarations from Mystress and her teammates about joining Eclypsia, we believe it is of a public interest to respond to what we see as partial, and grossly misleading.
Eclypsia is currently launching a Dota2 team.
Several existing teams as well as players have been contacted to this effect.
Eclypsia conditions to recruiting a team included capacities to stream and generate a specified audience.
A verbal agreement was found with Mystress ‘ Danish team to be transferred to Eclypsia on the base of the understanding and the acceptation of these conditions.
Unfortunately , the team was clearly unable to meet the conditions which therefore ended the agreement and the relationship.
We regret that many are taking their commitments too lighlty resulting in wasting time and energy for everybody involved
Eclypsia commits very seriously to its projects and strive to provide the utmost professionalism in every situation we deal with in order to deliver the best to the gamers.
We realize the gaming industry needs to undergo a major turn towards more professionalism and we believe we have a valuable contribution to make to this effect.
E-sports veterans will know this, because they have learned this lesson the hard way; that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Now, this is obviously just one squad manager going out with this, but if this is a representation of how players are treated on Eclypsia, it could very well affect the Starcraft 2 players on their roster as well.