An internal investigation was opened to review the evidence submitted to league officials. In the screenshot that was provided to League Officials, Kure had typed "neck yourself" to a member of his team in Team Chat. The incident shown in the submitted screenshot was then verified in the VOD of Kure's stream from May 21, 2021.
The investigation has found conclusive evidence that the words written by Kure are in violation of the HeroesCCL Code of Conduct as stated in the Player Handbook, page 24, section 25.
Kindness, positivity, and a sense of welcoming are at the core of our values of the Community Clash League (CCL). Heroes Hearth and the CCL will not tolerate any discrimination. We advocate for diversity, respect, acceptance and kindness, and it is expected of all Players participating in the CCL. We expect players to ensure that our tournament remains focused on the game and is not a platform for divisive social or political views. Hate speech and discriminatory language is inappropriate. Threatening or harassing another person is equally as intolerable, regardless of language used. Heroes Hearth and the CCL Administration Team treat incidents of discrimination very seriously, and are committed to taking steps to address any complaints that are submitted to the organization. During the Tournament, players must obey the general rules of acceptable conduct. Players are strictly prohibited from consuming alcohol or being under the influence of illegal / controlled substances during the competition. The CCL Administration team reserves the right to be the defining voice on what is and is not in violation of the Code of Conduct. Violation of any of these expectations will result in disciplinary action, from Compensation Penalties up to removal from participating in the CCL.
HeroesCCL treats statements of encouraging violence and/or self-harm towards another person very seriously and the league has a zero-tolerance policy for this type of behavior.As such, the following disciplinary action will be taken:
1. Kure is banned from HeroesCCL for the duration of Season 2, effective immediately. Kure will forfeit all winnings and player stipend earnings for the remainder of Season 2. Kure will be paid the player stipend amount through Week 3.
2. Simplicity will not be able to replace Kure on their roster until Monday, May 24, 2021 as deemed by the competitive ruling stated on April 19, 2021 regarding Simplicity's actions during the Season 2 draft.
3. Kure will be eligible to re-enter Free Agency in any future seasons of HeroesCCL.