Anna Zhang, Wings Media Officer
The following is a direct translation from the Chinese version of Quora. Anna Zhang, Media Officer for Wings Gaming came to the website to clear up a few things about the reasons for the team leaving their organization on her own personal accord. We are still waiting on an official statement from the org itself, but this is a first look at what may have gone into the decision by the players to leave.
Comments here represent my personal view only.
I know everyone wants to know what really has happened, and whether the rumours are true or not. I am very confused these days as well, overwhelmed with a feeling of helplessness. It is almost like trying catching a blob of water. You can only watch it flow away and can’t do anything to hold it.
I am an employee of the club, and before the official announcement, I am not allowed to say a word. But when there are so many rumors smearing the company, I just feel sad. For things ending up as they are, both sides are to blame. From each person’s point of view, their interpretations of the events will be different. While it is clearly an outcome no one wanted, but due to various circumstances and reasons, it has come to this.
I won’t be able to reveal what happened behind the scenes, but there are rumours I want to squash.
It is said that TI prize money was withheld or a large cut taken by the company. Actually the players got 80%. And the money went directly from Valve to players’ accounts. There was no way the company could withhold the money.
The company is not a charity; it wants growth; it wants profits. Using the share of prize money to flame the club makes no sense. When the team did not achieve great results, the club did not give up. From the beginning to the end the club has never considered selling the Dota2 team.
Lastly, the team currently does not have a new org. They have simply independently formed Team Random. For fans of the team, they are still playing as the same five. Tagging up under the banner of Wings shouldn’t matter so much.
In response to the comment section:
The club never thought about breaking up the five.
What I wanted to say is both sides share in the blame for things becoming they way they are. It is not that the players had no choice.
Nobody from the company knew I was posting this. I am just an impatient person. After seeing so many comments attacking the company, I just wanted to say something for the company. I joined Wings last July, I feel it more than you guys. I am not doing PR, this is just a personal act.