Melty eSport Club Ceases Operations
Citing, “An explosion of costs,” melty eSport club has announced that they have shut down.
Based in Paris, France, the organization was launched in March of 2015 under meltygroup, a French online media group that distributed entertainment content. They made headlines when their first team was revealed to be an all-female Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup, then later signed players for Overwatch, League of Legends, Hearthstone and Street Fighter V among other games.
The costs that melty eSport club mentioned is said to be from an increased bidding in French esports. Parent company Vivendi announced their partnership with ESL and CANAL Group on Tuesday to help French gamers stand out against international competition.
“Industry consolidation and financial bidding affecting eSports in French and international level in recent months have led to an explosion of costs related to the development of mentoring and coaching a club with ambitions of activity European leadership.”
In a final hurrah, melty eSport will attend Paris Games Week 2016, which will kick off on October 27th at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles. They also promise to help their players as they move on to new teams and organizations to further their careers.