North American coach Parker “Waltz” Walters has accused Fear Legends of not paying his fee on time after Gamers Galaxy Pakistan. However, the organization tells a different story.
Valorant trainer Waltz makes some serious allegations against Pakistani esports organization Fear Legends – the trainer claims the organization went after him Player Galaxy Pakistan 2021. Waltz has stated that his upfront and final payments have been consistently delayed, and Fear Legends has now stopped responding to his messages.
According to Waltz, Fear Legends hired him for one of Pakistan’s biggest eSports tournaments, Gamers Galaxy. The organization allegedly split his bills in two, but failed to honor their end of the bargain. He claims that the upfront payment was made in small chunks, while weeks after the event closed, the full amount wasn’t paid.
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“I coached their Valorant team when it went to Gamers Galaxy. I was paid a fraction of a prepayment after they canceled the payment for me. Then they were ghosted by them and it’s now 3 weeks since my last payment was due and 7 weeks since my first payment was due,” Waltz told TalkEsport.
Fear Legends’ performance at Gamer’s Galaxy was nothing special, but it was one of the few teams that gave Team Exploit a hard time during the event. In the LAN semifinals, the Pakistani quintet shot to 10:13 and 8:13 on both maps. The team finished 3rd-4th at the event and took home their share of PKR 500,000.
According to Waltz, the payment problems were there from the start. He claims to have threatened to sit out training just to get part of his advance payment, but he stayed for the sake of the players. The coach claims that the organization has only paid 10% of the total fee and 12.5% of the payment so far, which he “adjusted down” as he felt bad about the team losing before the event and for a period of time was absent.
The trainer revealed he was absent for “a couple of days,” but sources said he didn’t show up for the job after Gamers Galaxy ended. The verbal deal was said to be for a month but the coach hadn’t reappeared after the semifinals. Still, Waltz accuses the organization of not maintaining an adequate line of communication.
“I even contacted them with no response. I had messaged the players who were trying to help me get paid and asked management on many accounts at that point to reply and pay me, only to be ignored as well,” he said.
Fear Legends responds to the allegations
In response to the allegations, Fear Legends told Talkesport that the coach was paid for “the time he gave”. According to co-owner Tabi, the total amount after deducting sick days was paid in full and the coach was made aware of the updated amount. However, Waltz said he was told not to “worry about the sick days and getting paid for it.”
“He was told he would not be paid for his absence, & [was paid in a] mutually agreed amount,” said Tabi.
According to the co-owner, all payment issues have been resolved, but he is willing to listen and settle the matter. It remains to be seen how both parties will tackle this issue as there is an apparent lack of unity.
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