GodLike Esports was recently facing slander from a large part of BGMI fan base as TSM alleged them of player poaching and recruiting TSM’s ex-IGL, Shadow, to their own roster without approaching TSM in a standard manner.
GodLike has now responded to these allegations and mentioned that Shadow was acquired after his contract was terminated. The organisation is also set to file multiple lawsuits against the people that are releasing private chats and making defamatory statements against GodLike.
TSM and GodLike were caught in a controversy a few days ago when the latter announced that BGMI pro, Shadow, has joined them. TSM had mentioned that Shadow did not leave the organization on legal grounds and that he was still “contracted to TSM.”
Shadow made a revelation of his own in a social media post where he stated that TSM was “harassing, exploiting and threatening” him in some ways. He had asked for the support of his fans and soon afterwards, he joined GodLike Esports.
GodLike did not immediately respond to these allegations and now, they have released a comprehensive statement explaining the matter of Shadow’s acquirement in the organization as well as their stance on facing constant defamation on the social media. The issued statement is as follows:
According to this statement, Shadow had legally terminated his contract by sending a termination letter to TSM after which he approached GodLike Esports. Shadow was acquired by GodLike by following all the legal and ethical procedures but TSM then started defaming Shadow and GodLike by releasing his personal chats on social media platforms, which is a violation of privacy and punishable under Indian law.
GodLike has also questioned TSM’s stance of slandering them on social media rather than taking a legal recourse to address this contractual issue. GodLike has also said that TSM is wrong and they “harassing us by creating a hype on social media.”
A criminal as well as civil case will be filed by GodLike against the people who are releasing private chats and making defamatory statements against GodLike and also against one of the players who is openly abusing Shadow and GodLike on social media platforms.
GodLike finished the statement by mentioning that the organisation does not take any threats lightly and they will be teaching Indian laws and ethics to certain “elements”, referring to TSM.