A brand new report reveals that the authorized battle between Disco Elysium’s core creatives and their former studio ZA/UM has been constructing, and a brand new submitting now alleges that the present chief government officer at ZA/UM received there illegally.
The submitting accuses Ilmar Kompus of utilizing a shell firm to present himself €4.8 million with a view to buy a majority of shares in ZA/UM.
Kompus allegedly bought 4 idea sketches from Disco Elysium 2, reportedly the primary have a look at the brand new sequel, to an organization he managed referred to as Tütreke for €1, after which Tütreke bought the sketches again to ZA/UM for the aforementioned €4.8 million.
This comes after Robert Kurvitz and Aleksander Rostov accused Kompus of illegally changing into the bulk shareholder, utilizing the cash that was meant to be spent on growing the sequel.
ZA/UM fired again on the accusations and introduced a few of its personal to Kurvitz and Rostov, saying their dismissal was a results of them making a poisonous work surroundings, and calling any declare that their termination was for monetary acquire “totally unfounded.”
Kompus’ plan allegedly was to then promote the corporate, nonetheless Kurvitz and Rostov each stay minority shareholders, and Kurvitz as the sport’s creator holds the ability to dam any potential sale.
Kurvitz and Rostov additionally establish Tõnis Haavel, former government producer at ZA/UM as taking part in a job in Kompus’ unlawful climb to majority shareholder. What’s extra is that Haavel can be an ex-banker after he was convicted of funding fraud in 2015.
For Haavel’s half, the brand new submitting alleges that in an analogous vein to Kompus, he bought the IP rights to Disco Elysium to an organization referred to as Yessirnoir, a subsidiary owned by ZA/UM UK. The corporate’s director is Anu Reiman, a associate of Haavel’s, reportedly.
Supply – [Estonian Ekspress via GamesIndustry.Biz]