Counter-strike commentator Moses criticises BLAST for NEOM collaboration. Top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive commentator Jason “Moses” O’Toole denounced tournament organizer RFRSH Entertainment for BLAST ‘s collaboration with NEOM, a state-sponsored urban development in Saudi Arabia.
O’Toole said he was disappointed by RFRSH, which owns BLAST, and BLAST’s silence around the controversial partnership, which was announced on July 28.
“I cannot properly express how frustrating and disappointing this has been for many of us,” O’Toole wrote in the email, according to DBLTAP. “Most of us stood by your side after the debacle of cancelling a day of your first ever event, and we did what we could to publicly soothe the community and show that you guys were on the right track. We have been there through multiple tough stretches that BLAST has had to endure. To not have that respect and loyalty returned here in any way should fill all of you with shame.
“Your silence on this matter is deafening, and now it is harming those who have worked closest with you over the past few years. Your refusal to speak up in defense of your own deal has placed your employees in the crossfire. Your weakness in this regard has allowed the freelancers you work with to be hung out to dry under public scrutiny.”
NEOM has drawn criticism online for the land on which it is being built is partially occupied by the Huwaitat tribe, an indigenous tribe that is native to Jordan, Palestine and Saudi Arabia.
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