Noble Esports, an organization that brings together teams in Apex Legends, fortnite, armament of warand several other esports titles, appear to have suddenly folded after employees alleged they weren’t paid.
At approximately 4:45 p.m. CT, Noble’s head of partnerships, Dan “Dizbog” Goodman, tweeted that he was no longer under contract with the company. At the end of the farewell message, he specifically named Noble owner Kyle McDougal as his primary reason for leaving.
“With all due respect, you were warned, advised, and just weren’t comfortable working,” Goodman said. Goodman also claimed that McDougal wrapped Noble’s money in NFTs and failed to pay the employees. Even rapper T-Pain, who was part of the organization’s Nobility tournaments, was mentioned as one of Noble’s allegedly unpaid contractors.
Shortly after Goodman’s tweet, a tweet appeared on the Noble Esports account: “Hello Noble fans. It’s the social media team. We will not work until we ALL receive the payment promised in our contracts. A few hours later, the esports organization’s Twitter account was deactivated. His website still exists.
Token of nobility, a cryptocurrency venture backed by Noble Esports, is still operational. The company has its own NFT app and marketplace and is likely the organization Goodman was referring to in his farewell post. Other employees, such as artist Jesus Villa, have called NFTs the downfall of the organization.
After the company deactivated its Twitter, several Noble employees and staff, such as armament of war player Brandon “Toti” Insfran, claimed on social networks that McDougal no longer responds to messages regarding money owed. Content director Alice Chen alleged in a Twitlonger post that she was missing “one month’s pay” and all of her work samples.
High-profile members of Noble Esports, like its CEO Cory “Fenix” Carruth, have posted or retweeted messages indicating that they are looking for a new job. McDougal has not publicly responded to today’s events.