Fans Reportedly Send “Weapon” To KT Rolster, Organization Condemns It
South Korean organization KT Rolster, which fields its team in the League of Legends scene, released a statement condemning some of its fans for reportedly sending a weapon to its practice facility. On social media, the organization stated that the players, managers, and the front desk staff had received photos of weapons, and a box with a weapon was delivered to its practice facility. According to a translation of the in Korean, the organization also revealed that it received serious accusations and dissemination of unconfirmed facts.
KT Rolster addresses the community
KT Rolster stated that it found many violations of rights which are socially unacceptable while monitoring to protect the rights and interests of its players and coaching staff. “Severe abusive language and accusations directed at the team, dissemination of unconfirmed facts, sending pictures of weapons to players/managers/front desks, delivering boxes of weapons to the practice room, etc. are defamation,” informed the organization. KT Rolster further added that such actions could fall under Article 284 (special threats), Article 311 (insults), and Article 70 (Promotion of Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection).
As a result of these actions, members of KT Rolster have reportedly complained of “pain and anxiety” and the organization fears that this might affect the team and the fans in the long term.
“We ask that you take note of this, and inform you that we plan to consider more active measures if the violation of rights of the team continues in the future,” said KT Rolster.
T1’s CEO took to Twitter to condemn this act and offer support to KT Rolster. He wrote, “There is no place for this type of behavior in our sport. There is a fine line between fandom and fanatical - this crosses the line. This behavior should not be normalized. No team should have to deal with this. I hope everyone at KT stays safe and finds the person responsible.”
The League of Legends team of KT Rolster is currently competing in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) 2022 Summer Split. After five weeks of play, the team is currently placed in the middle of the standings with a 5-5 score. KT Rolster has been active in the League of Legends esports scene since 2012 and has gone through restructuring in the past.
KT Rolster also fields a team in League of Legends: Wild Rift and was previously known for its StarCraft division, which disbanded in 2016.