Giants leave CS:GO scene due to confict of interests with x6tence
The Spanish organization Giants has announced on its official website that it is quitting professional CS:GO. The decision is due to a potential conflict of interest since Giants is managed by the Good Game business group, which also owns the x6tence team.
The press release reports that this way the two squads will avoid violating Valve's 2018 rules, which prohibit multiple teams with the same direct or indirect management from simultaneously participating in the majors and qualifying tournaments.
The Giants have been on the professional scene since 2017. During that time, the lineup has won numerous regional tournaments but has only made three appearances at championships with tier-1 opponents: Moche XL Esports 2018 (3-4th place), DreamHack Open Valencia 2018 (7th-8th place), and BLAST Pro Series Madrid 2019 (6th place).