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After last year’s harsh critique: This is how The World Championship will try to improve

av Simon Engstrand

After The World Championship 2015 several on-site profiles testified about chaos behind the production.
Ahead of the 2016 edition, E-Frag’s Mohamed ”Availer” Zardab explains how they will change the event this year.
– We’ve definitely taken all the critique seriously, he tells Aftonbladet Esport.

When E-Frag organized The World Championship last year, profiles such as Scott ”SirScoots” Smith was furious. In a long and fierce video, which is not available today but has been summarized on Reddit, he explains in detail how bad he thought the organizers were, and especially Mohamed ”Availer ”Zardab.
– I will never, ever, never, never, never work with Availer again, Scoots said according to the Reddit post.

On Monday E-Frag announced The World Championship of 2016. Shortly after the announcement however, last year’s participant from Sweden, current Ninjas in Pyjamas star Jacob ”pyth” Mourujärvi, revealed that E-Frag had not paid out prize money from their last two championships.

Aftonbladet Esport got in touch with Availar. He says the Swedish manager has been contacted and the situation is soon to be sorted out.
– He was informed 3-4 days ago that the funds should be arriving this week. However after the tweet, we personally contacted Pyth to explain that.

Based on the critique E-Frag got from profiles last year, perhaps especially SirScoots, how are you working to make this event better?
– We’ve definitely taken all the critique seriously. Important changes we’ll make includes; starting with preparing the production 2 days before the event so we can test systems properly, making sure we use an arena with better infrastructure so we can get have more solid DDoS protection, providing better catering and comfort for the talent team and making sure we have a high quality asset list as we didn’t last year.

Availer also says some of SirScoot’s previous statements have not been true and he will respond to them in an upcoming video.

Aftonbladet Esport reached out to the Swedish manager, Viktor Kandre, and he confirms that he’s been contacted about the payment.



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