Team RB is attempting to sell the contract of support Raymond "kaSing" Tsang to H2K Gaming, despite that player having a verbal agreement to join Splyce for the 2018 season, sources close to the player and those teams told ESPN.
KaSing came to terms with Splyce on last Wednesday, as reported by ESPN. He currently has an outstanding offer from that team.
However, Team RB -- owned by Red Bull and co-operated by British esports agency Level99 -- have kaSing under contract until the end of the 2018 season. Because of the closure of the European Challenger Series, Team RB must sell or void kaSing's contract in the next few weeks. Team RB could not be contacted to request comment.
Splyce is now at risk of potentially losing the player. Team RB is most interested in selling kaSing's contract, sources said. Among potential suitors is H2K Gaming, who has already filled its mid lane and AD carry roles, as confirmed by ESPN. H2K Gaming declined to comment.
"We can not comment on the affairs of a specific player unless that player is signed with our organization," Splyce CEO Marty Strenczewilk told ESPN.
Splyce was under the impression that contract would be voided when it came to terms with kaSing last week, sources said. The organization was scheduled to announce its support on Thursday, but delayed that press release as a result of these complications, sources said.
In the event that kaSing is no longer attainable, Splyce has explored other options for the support role. The team has conversed with now-former Fnatic support Jesse "Jesiz" Le, who is expected to be replaced on Fnatic by former Unicorns of Love player Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov. KaSing is still a priority for Splyce though, sources said.
If it's able to complete a transfer, Splyce will complete its roster after parting ways with four of its players from last season. The team has since signed top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Pascu, jungler Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir and mid laner Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer. It retained its AD carry Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup.
KaSing competed with Team RB, previously known as Red Bulls, beginning in April. The team qualified for the European Challenger Series summer split in May and competed in that league from June to August. It placed third-fourth in the Challenger Series and did not earn a berth to the greater League Championship Series promotion tournament.