Valve notifies seven teams to settle conflicts of interest before ESL One Rio

5:59 PM ETJacob WolfESPN Staff Writer CloseStaff Writer for ESPN. com Reports across multiple games, including League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. , Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Call of Duty. Specializes in investigative reportingFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintSeven Counter-Strike: Global Offensive organizations received a letter from game developer Valve notifying them that they needed to resolve conflicts of interest prior to the ESL One Rio major in November if their teams want to participate in that event, as first reported by HLTV and confirmed by ESPN. The Seattle-based games company sent the letter to MIBR and their parent Immortals Gaming Club, Yeah Gaming, FaZe Clan, Evil Geniuses, Dignitas, Ninjas in Pyjamas and ENCE following each team's participation in the Road to Rio event in May and completion of a conflict of interest form. "At the beginning of the year, we entered into a services agreement with Yeah and were subsequently made aware of certain MIBR members' ownership interests in that company," Immortals CEO Ari Segal said in a statement.

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