Detonation Focus Me (DFM) has taken action in the wake of the team bullying allegations made public by top laner Haruki “tol2” Shibata.
DFM, a member of the LJL, recently released an announcement on its official website regarding an incident on its League of Legends team. DFM said that after the revelation of ‘tol2’, they conducted a hearing with three parties and officials to confirm the facts.
According to the announcement, it was true that coach Kazuta “Kaz” Suzuki and coach Kyohei “Ceros” Yoshida made threatening and character-denying remarks about “TOL2”.
DFM said, “In June, it was pointed out that it was difficult to communicate with the players themselves, and based on this, we strengthened the support of analyst Haruhiko ‘Gismo’ Aoki and the LoL Division Manager as a consultation point for intra-team hearings and communication. Afterward, we conducted an on-site visit and determined that there were signs of improvement, but as a result, the situation for the player did not improve sufficiently, causing him great mental and physical pain.”
Next, regarding the allegation that he was fined and threatened by CEO Umezaki to “not play in the game” for consulting with a senior member of the industry, the DFM stated that there was a misunderstanding in his statement. 토토사이트추천
In this regard, the DFM pointed out that “the contract between CEO Nobuyuki Umezaki and the ‘tol2’ player was reviewed and agreed upon when he was a member of the team, but in June 2023, the player consulted with a third party and violated the provision that ‘the contents of the contract shall not be leaked to a third party without obtaining the consent of the team. “As stated in the contract, the player was required to pay 300,000 yen (approximately $2.75 million) as a penalty, but CEO Umesaki determined that the player was not properly aware of the content that constituted a breach of the contract and communicated that the penalty would be collected at a lower amount than the stated penalty.”
The team, the player, and the player’s representative all confirmed that the player’s claims were untrue: “We confirm that there was no malicious intent in the player’s tweet and that we take it very seriously as a team for causing him to be in a mentally distressing situation.” The team also explained the “adjustment disorder” the player was experiencing.
They also addressed the “adjustment disorder” the athlete was experiencing, saying, “We were not aware of this at the time in May 2023, and we take seriously the lack of a team-wide support system for psychological needs,” and promised to work to ensure that the athlete’s psychological needs are addressed in addition to his physical condition.
In addition, in response to the incident, the team has terminated the contracts of Manager Kazuki Suzuki and Coach Kyohei Yoshida, who made threatening and character-defamatory remarks about the “tol2” player, and will discuss the treatment of CEO Umezaki in accordance with his oversight responsibilities for the LoL division at a future management meeting. The team will also discuss future activities with the “tol2” player through discussions involving third parties.