The event in question is the Maincast Autumn Brawl, the first online cup from Maincast. Set to be hosted on Oct. 6-14, it features 20 teams from within Europe and CIS regions and will dish out $80,000.
This type of shadiness do not belong in esports, which is why I felt like posting these chat logs for you guys. @BlueOceanzTV
The screenshot shows BlueOceanz speaking to Simon “Handsken” Haag, a professional player for The Final Tribe. In the conversation, he appears to offer up their spot in the tournament for a percentage of The Final Tribe’s winnings.
As BlueOceanz explains, MangoBay has apparently disbanded and he was looking for a team to replace them. He acknowledges Handsken’s comment about him performing “shady business” and agrees, starting that “we’re broke”.
As to be expected, community reaction to such an attempt has been mostly negative. If MangoBay has indeed disbanded, then it’s likely that Maincast themselves will seek to find a replacement instead of asking BlueOceanz to do so.