Professional gaming and entertainment platform, Mazer Gaming, is battling TRON and WINk over 720,000 TRX contractual sponsorship obligation that the two firms failed to obey.
Late September, Mazer Gaming announced a partnership with TRON Foundation and WINk, a project said to be backed by the CEO of TRON, Justin Sun.
Mazer has been in the gaming and entertainment industry since 2014, and Mazer Gaming is now a part of Tron. The gaming platform has more than 454 million viewers.
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According to Mazer Gaming, a year sponsorship contract was signed with Tron Foundation and WINk, Back in August of 2019.
As at then, it was agreed that Mazer Gaming will put WINk’s logo on its jersey, add its social media posts and generally promote the platform.
The agreement term, according to Mazer Gaming, reflects that WINk and TRON will pay an upfront cost to purchase all the new jerseys for Mazer’s team, and they did.
Also, they agreed that 60k TRX will be offered to Mazer Gaming every month, and the fund will be paid on the 1st of every month.
The payments are to be “made 12 times throughout the contract and add up to a total of 720k TRX from August 2019 to August 2020”, Mazer Gaming claims.
The upfront was paid a couple of days after the agreement was signed, however, they failed to pay the 60k TRX monthly recurrent charges from September 1st. On this, Mazer claimed WINk told them to wait until the new jerseys were printed.
After putting TRON and WINk’s logos on the jersey, Mazer reached out to them again. At that time, two payments were overdue.
“TRON and WINk acknowledges [sic] we have a contract in place and that they owe us money, yet they still have anything to do about it.”
“What we are really disappointed about is that this is not a lot of money to them. It really isn’t. 60k TRX a month is a pittance compared to how much money they have and make daily.”
Response from WINk to Mazer Gaming
While there has been no tangible response from TRON Foundation, WINk decided to give a response to the disagreement between the three firms. The WINk Foundation responded to Mazer Gaming, claiming the company “told a fictional story without all the facts”.
WINk said the company approached them on several occasions to sponsor them. After agreeing to do, Mazer Gaming told WINk to “strongarm IGG” because the token they released through them is not going as expected.
Also, WINk team claimed Mazer requested that they help them post a twitter message to increase the value of their token, which was rejected.
“We then told you that you shouldn’t schill a token just for schilling and that the token needs to have substance.”
After that, WINk stated it told Mazer to get their jerseys ready before they could send out a tweet, but the gaming platform “photoshopped a few images”, but WINk requested for the jersey and not a few photoshopped images.
Also, WINk claimed Mazer continuously requested to launch a new token on TRX Market. However, WINk, said it told the team that launching a new token without any use cases is not worth it and will be bad for the whole industry.
In the end, the two firms agreed to terminate the cooperation, but WINk said it, however, did not send the termination letter earlier and apologized for not doing on time.
“We apologize for not sending the termination letter earlier,” WINk says, thanking Mazer Gaming “for removing chat history to make your fictional case”.
“We wish you the best of luck in your future competitions, and we hope that one day you will realize the real benefits of blockchain for the e-sports industry, and that blockchain and crypto are not for you to manipulate and make a quick buck.”
Counter Response from Mazer Gaming to TRON and WINk
Responding to the statement, Mazer said it was “disappointed in WINk with how they straight up lied to everyone to cover their tracks”, pointing further that the foundation presented a zero proof for their case.
The firm said WINk accused them of writing a “fictional story”, despite including screenshots, but the blockchain platform did not include any “screenshot or proof of anything” in its article.
Mazer Gaming said it told WINk team when they requested for the photos of the Jersey two days after signing the sponsorship agreement that its jerseys had to be printed first.
Mazer Gaming warned that it still has “an unterminated contract” with TRON and WINk that should be followed.