BLAST, an organizer of esports tournament based in Denmark, has cut short its  controversial partnership with Saudi Arabian city Neom.
There were widespread uproar against the deal from esports fans and teams. Broadcasters too have raised their concern.
BLAST has become the the second well-known esports company to terminate contract with Neom, with Riot being the first.
There is an ongoing controversy about the imminent eviction of about 20,000 members of the Huwaitat tribe who has been residing in the place for centuries where the proposed city is planned.
For starters, Neom is a city in the Tabuk province of Saudi Arabia. A major tourist attraction costing $500 billion is planned there, labeled “humanity’s next chapter”, which will feature feature flying cars, robot dinosaurs and an artificial moon.

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.