In January 2023, the Commissioner’s Office of the Louvre Agreement was made aware of a range of claims about possible breach of the partnership’s rules and regulations. In line with its governance code, an independent investigation was commissioned, approved by the ESL Pro League’s Executive Board.
That investigation has now concluded. It found that Astralis asked for and received services from a future employee between April and July 2021, which created a Conflict of Interest as that party held a position of authority within a competitor team. It did not report this to league authorities and the competing team itself. This was found to be a breach of the regulations of the Louvre Agreement. Other claims were investigated in this process, however no other breaches were identified.
This total includes legal and procedural fees. The independent inquiry found that no competition or match results were impacted, which the Executive Board wishes to place on record.