Brollan and FaZe cases required Declarations of Conflicts of Interest.
The organizer of the next CS2 Major, PGL has publicly clarified the conflicts of interest for the March competition. These include Ludvig "Brollan" Brolin's loan to MOUZ and GameSquare's purchase of FaZe Clan.
In both cases, the parties involved had to sign a "Declaration of Conflicts of Interest" to maintain the Major's integrity.
Conflict of interest with Brollan at the Major
The Swedish player enters a case of Conflict of Interest for the Major due to the loan from NIP to MOUZ. The player is on loan according to the contract signed for a "predetermined amount of time".
Brollan arrived at MOUZ at the end of 2023, reaching the semi-finals of the two competitions played: BLAST Premier: World Final 2023 and IEM Katowice 2024. The player arrived to fill the vacancy left by David "frozen" Čerňanský who moved to FaZe Clan.
In the "Declaration of Conflicts of Interest" signed by Brollan, it is highlighted;
"I would like to confirm that my competitive decisions and behavior during the tournament will solely be in the best interest of team MOUZ, without any monetary relation to team NIP."
NIP is in Group A of the RMR while MOUZ is in Group B. Both are fighting for a place in the Major. RMR A starts on Wednesday.
MOUZ's CEO Stefan Wendt and NIP's Director of Esports Erik Wendel also signed the same conflict of interest declarations for Brollan's loan to NIP.
GameSquare buying FaZe Clan
The conflict of interest situation for the Major is different in the case of Complexity and FaZe Clan. In October, GameSquare publicly signalled that it intends to buy FaZe Clan. In its group, the company already owns Complexity.
Regarding this case, Edward Han, the Director of Esports Operations for
FaZe Clan, according to PGL, "has acknowledged a conflict of interest concerning the prospective acquisition of FaZe Clan by Gamesquare, which already possesses Complexity."
However, the parties demonstrated their commitment and integrity to the Major.
"Each party has unequivocally pledged its commitment to maintaining the integrity and fairness of the competition in the forthcoming tournaments."