KT condemns fans for sending box containing a ‘weapon’ to its practice facility

Players and staff have been complaining of pain and anxiety following the actions of a minority of fans.

KT Rolster, a professional gaming organization based in South Korea, has spoken out against a minority of fans for violations of rights that it deems socially unacceptable, including sending a weapon to its practice facility.

In a statement on social media today, the org said it its players, managers, and front desk had received pictures of weapons and a box containing a weapon had been sent to its practice room. It also said it had received serious accusations and dissemination of unconfirmed facts, according to a machine translation.

As a result of these actions, KT Rolster players and staff have been complaining of pain and anxiety and the org fears this will have a negative impact in the long term. 

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KT is considering taking active measures if these infringements continue in the future. It said the actions taken by fans could fall under Article 284 (special threats), Article 311 (insults), and Article 70 (Promotion of Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection).

In the future, KT Rolster will always do its best to protect the rights and interests of the team and promote the healthy development of esports culture, KT said. 

KT Rolster currently fields teams for League of Legends and Wild Rift but was previously known for its involvement in StarCraft: Brood War and Starcraft 2 esports. Its StarCraft division disbanded in 2016.

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