Windigo will cease all operations in November
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Windigo Gaming will soon cease all CS:GO operations following cash flow problems and the departure of its star player, Valentin "poizon" Vasilev.
Windigo co-owner, Maksym Bednarskyi, recently made the announcement, stating that the organisation hasn’t received several tournament prize payouts. Prizes include the $500,000 grand prize from WESG 2018 World Finals, $40,000 from Moche XL Esports and $6,000 from ESL Pro League.
However, the organisers behind Moche XL Esports, E2Tech reached out to HLTV regarding the prize money in question. The report states that payment transferred to Windigo on September 23, was returned for unknown reasons. E2Tech then paid the money into another account provided by Windigo, with the Ukrainian organisation the only team this occurred.
A transfer deal for poizon is complete, with an official announcement planned for next week. The transfer comes after rumours of the AWPer joining Complexity Gaming. Meanwhile, all staff and the rest of the team will become free agents on November 1.
Windigo Gaming’s last roster consists of:
Valentin "poizon" Vasilev
Kamen "bubble" Kostadinov
Yanko "blocker" Panov
Ali "hAdji" Haïnouss
Sabit "mirbit" Coktasar
Aleksandr "Shockwave" Netreba - coach
Bednarskyi also took the opportunity to announce his plans to create another Kyiv-based esports organisation. Although he's received an offer to build a T1 organisation in Canada, Bednarskyi has chosen to remain in Europe instead.