Hello my beloved Smash 4 Community. This is Harout - on behalf of the Power Up Gaming team and I, we would like to apologize for the very tragic and uncalled for situation that took place today at ZeRo saga and effected everyone.
On November 30th, Power Up Gaming and CCNA (the sponsors for 2GG) had preliminary discussions for a community partnership, which entailed the following trade (as seen in the following screen capture below.)
Later on that same day (Nov 30.), within a few hours, I provided my response for all that was being offered. (as seen in the following screen capture as well)
The following day, Kitty (Director of eSports events at CCNA) responded to my email. (screen capture below).
Since the email above was late in the day, and was busy taking care of other responsibilities that needed my attention, I responded the following morning. (My response written below in the screen capture.)
After i responded, 3 days passed, and I did not receive any response or contract from CCNA and Kitty so that I and the rest of our staff at Power Up Gaming could be given enough time to prepare for the saga. So, as it was in my best interest to follow up to make sure everything was okay, I decided to write to Kitty with a follow-up email to make sure everything was still on and okay. (The screen capture of this email is also attached below).
Kitty was responsive and got back to me within a few hours and said that we would most likely hear back from her by the end of the day - I then responded and expressed my appreciation. Six (6) days passed since that last email, as you can see in the thread from the image attachment, and was given the contract the week of the Saga, which was not enough time for us to successfully get the word to the community for a pre-saga party at our lounge for you guys to be able to come to and have a great time at.
The pre-saga party was intended for the community to be able to come have some fun and meet smash players from other regions, cities, and states. Since this was the core of what we were receiving as part of the trade, it was not economical to proceed with the partnership. (For those wondering, nothing was ever signed) Until this point in time, as I write this, CCNA has still not provided any of the promised deliverables.
I understand that as smash players, you all are here to have a great time and enjoy the game that you all love and appreciate so much. That is something that I will always admire about the community. As an individual, I am very sorry that the situation has failed to deliver to your overall enjoyment and experience. For that, I am sincerely sorry. If there is anything I can answer for you guys, or if you would like to personally reach me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With all my respect,
Harout at PWRUP