Some pro players are unhappy with CSPPA's decision on 2023 summer break dates
Some of the professional players have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the previously set dates for the summer break on the competitive scene in 2023. They reproached the Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association (CSPPA) for making this decision without the consent of some esports athletes.
The CSPPA press release surprised such figures as Finn "karrigan" Andersen, Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken and Håvard "rain" Nygaard from FaZe, Emil "Magisk" Reif and his coach Danny "zonic" Sørensen from Vitality, as well as G2 manager Jérôme "NiaK" Sudries. All of them claim that they found out about the decision of the Association only after its public announcement.
Soon after the negative reactions of the players, Dust2.us published an article delving deeper into the situation. The journalists learned that the CSPPA uses a WhatsApp group chat to communicate its decisions to the teams. The CSPPA board member Chris "chrisJ" de Jong emphasized that this is how all the players had been informed about the dates of the summer break a few weeks ago.
chrisJ added that the message from the Association did not prompt much discussion in the chat, where five players agreed on the dates set and most of the participants did not write anything at all. At the same time, no FaZe members were in the chat back then.
Earlier, the CSPPA decided that the player break in the summer of 2023 will take place from June 12 to July 9 and will come almost right after the first Major of the year.