Jaxon Gaming News » CS2 News » BLAST’s Faustian bargain sells out all of us
CS2 News

BLAST’s Faustian bargain sells out all of us

Publish Date: 06/30/2022
blast

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy morality, it appears.

After ESL sold out to the Saudis, BLAST saw that as carte blanche to pull off their own dealings with the devil, and announced an event in Abu Dhabi, sponsored by NEOM.

BLAST have become a fan favourite for their superb production value and sublime stage events; but this one will likely not have the same presence.

For a start, it’s going to be a lot less densely packed with women and LGBTQ members.

At least JasonR can enjoy it.

Maybe Richard Lewis was right

Two of the biggest CSGO tournament organisers are now proving themselves to be owned by their paymasters who their fans disapprove of.

BLAST are not the only ones who deserve the flak they are getting, but they are the latest in a long-line of immoral business moves that sells out us as fans of esports.

This is a giant middle finger to those of you who either are LGBTQ, or believe in the rights of those who are, who will be unable to attend, or in danger if you do.

If you are unaware, homosexuality is illegal in the UAE.

Weird that BLAST never rainbow’d their logo for pride month.

For the rest of us, we must make a choice. To stand up for what we think is correct, or to watch the game we love. Regardless of what anyone says, that is not an easy choice.

If it was just one event, a boycott may work; but with ESL and BLAST both selling their soul it becomes harder to avoid. Must we give up watching the game we love, or make our own little Faustian bargain?

I won’t tell you which to choose; and I will not judge you for your choice.

There is no ethical consumption under capitalism, so the saying goes, but it’s usually far more indirect.

I’d love to make a joke about the players not being allowed to hug each other on stage, or some twisted joke about the irony of it being in the ‘Etihad’ (which means united) Arena, but it all feels so hollow.

The industry we love is the plaything of wealthy puppet-masters; and those puppet-masters have blood on their string-pulling fingers.

Read Also
Retailer sells God of War: Ragnarok 10 days before release
A US retail store sold God of War: Ragnarok 10 days before ...
Slime Rancher 2 sells 300k copies and tops Steam charts ratings
Slime Rancher 2 release date is still unknown, but the game is ...
Stake.us Promo
s1mple to potentially miss out on BLAST Fall Groups
According to a report from Dexerto, Daniil ‘headtr1ck’ Valitov is heading to ...
“The Pig” now sells plant-based food
An unexpected partnership between Fnatic legend Jesper “JW” Wecksell, also known as ...
Cloud9 releasing LS has cheated all of us out of something beautiful
I'm not going to go much into why releasing the outspoken mad ...
Latest News
Did NattyNatt really stream snipe at NNO Cup? We answer
League of Legends streamer and former pro Isak ...
Will Apex Legends Mobile return after what happened?
Apex Legends Mobile has been gone for years, ...
When is the release date for Crownfall Part 3 in Dota 2?
Valve is already dropping hints about the release ...
CS2 players and pros rage over rubber banding issues
The CS2 community has put up with a ...
The only way to change your name in Valorant explained
After signing up, it’s normal for players to ...
Three easy ways to show FPS in CS2
FPS is everything in Counter-Strike 2, and luckily ...
Here’s how many orientation matches you need in Apex Legends
Apex Legends is difficult to master, but orientation ...
How to set up a 1v1 in CS2 in 60 seconds
Despite being a team-based shooter, some folks just ...
CS2 Austin Major announced for 2025, where are tickets?
The CS2 Major series will finally return to ...
Outsmart Twitch and use Adblock with our handy guide
Is Adblock even possible for Twitch? Yes, but ...

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

21+NCPGGamblers Anonymous
Close
Don't Miss The Best Offers This Month
Stake.us
Stake.us Bonus
$55 Stake Cash + 260K Gold Coins + 5% Rakeback
T&Cs apply, 18+
Promo Code:
Go to Stake.us
Get Bonus
Wow Vegas
Wow Vegas Bonus
1.75M WOW Coins + 35 Free Sweepstake Coins
T&Cs apply, 18+
Promo Code:
Go to Wow Vegas
Get Bonus
High5Casino
High5Casino Bonus
5 Sweeps Coins + 250 Game Coins + 600 Diamonds
T&Cs apply, 18+
Promo Code:
Go to High5Casino
Get Bonus
×
Your Promo Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site