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Michael O'Dell

Official statement regarding our League of Legends Division

Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 12:24pm Category: League of Legends

It has come to our attention that during yesterday’s Major League Gaming Summer Championship League of Legends Event, our League of Legends team have engaged in misconduct. We have found at least some of the accusations to be valid. As a consequence, we have decided to investigate the situation fully to accertain all the facts. We will release a statement describing our responsive actions within two days.

Michael O’Dell, Managing Director of Team Dignitas, said: “Team Dignitas, our members and all of our partners have never, and will never, stand for conduct that disrespects our team values MERIT, PRESTIGE, WORTH, DIGNITY”.

We are committed to supporting the eSports community and once our investigation is complete we will respond accordingly.

Your Comments

  • Jason10690981

    Jason Parks
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 6:30pm

    Don't drop your LoL team please. They made a mistake but they will make your a lot of money in the end. They're my favorite team and I would hate for them to break up. Thank you.

  • ItsTru

    Blake Omen
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 6:46pm

    I'm pretty sure they wouldn't just drop their LoL team over one incident like this. And even if they did, there has to be another organization that would pick them up instantly. But once again, I don't see that being necessary.

  • Jason10690981

    Jason Parks
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 6:51pm

    I would be devastated if DiG decided to break up over all of this. I wish all of this could just go away.

  • Rxlic

    Rxlic
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 6:54pm

    If they dropped their LoL team Scarra would join TSM if Regi leaves after S2

  • w00p00

    w00p00
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 8:08pm

    Its not even like they did something against hte rules of the tournament they played ARAM which offended MLG and everyone knows MLG are the crappiest lol tournaments organizers !!! MLG claims they have proof but they havent showed us anything to make us believe Dig and Crs did something actually against the rules aka match fixing ...

  • d Sky

    d Sky
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 8:46pm

    Curse and Dignitas agreed for the 1st game to be ARAM, and that's why they got disqualified. Note that they did NOT try to split the prize money like many people said they did. Hopefully Dignitas LoL team isn't dropped because of Curse and Dignitas's attempt to entertain their fans.

  • icanbeurbestbet

    icanbeurbestbet
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 8:48pm

    Seriously people, this is NOT about the ARAM. It's about the allegation that they were going to split the pot. Also, there's really no question that there was collusion considering in order for both teams to do an ARAM they would had to have conspired before the match, making it collusion plain and simple. Also, MLG doesn't have to show YOU anything, who are you exactly? Some 12 year old mad that your favorite team got DQ'd because they messed up, be mad at your team, not the organization that gave them an opportunity to raise their standing in the absence of two of the best NA teams.

  • Karasov

    Jesse
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 9:58pm

    @icanbeurbestbet Who? Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am, is a face that represents all of the fans of the League of Legends eSports franchise. And I deserve to see the clear cut evidence, because complete transparency on a controversial situation such as this is the only reasonable solution that will appeal to me. I am the lifeblood of events like MLG, without me, there would be no point in hosting the event in the first place because without me, you could hold these tournaments in someones basement and get the same results. But I like to be, and will continue to be here watching these events so long as I am involved. Sincerely, ~LoL-Community

  • d Sky

    d Sky
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 10:30pm

    @icanbeurbestbet and all the other people who thinks they got DQ'ed because they split the pot. Curse clearly stated that it was because of their ARAM game and that all other outside theories are false.

  • idtirba

    idtirba
    Mon 27th Aug 2012 - 11:06pm

    I think this statement is just to appease MLG and Riot. Honestly, the punishments handed out were more severe than necessary and were perhaps used to make an example out of anyone that crosses the high and mighty MLG and "tarnishes" the spirit of the game. It was entertaining to everyone I talked to that watched the aram match and it is sad that the event was not recognized as a friendly. If anything, have them replay one game to decide the score and let them off with a warning. I know there will be people who see it as something "ethically" wrong and liken it to something like runners planning on making the first leg of a marathon a sprint or SOMETHING, but look at it this way. The objective in League is to get to the enemy nexus, doesn't really matter how you get there. It was a friendly COMPETITION that was a little outside of the rules, but nothing taken from the fans. It was awesome. Keep it up Dig and Crs.

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