The administration team at RGL takes situations involving sexual harassment very seriously, especially those involving minors. Recent events have caused tensions to run high in the community, and many are understandably very upset. This previous Sunday, Nursey was banned for code of conduct violations regarding sexual interactions with minors. Since then, many others in the community have come forward with their own reports. The admin staff has been in the process of reviewing the cases we have received so far, and we are ready to release the following decisions.
The following players have received permanent suspensions from RGL:Nursey
- Breaking RGL's player conduct stance by interacting with minors in inappropriate and sexually suggestive ways. Soliciting images from a minor.Broking
- Breaking RGL's player conduct stance by interacting with minors in inappropriate and sexually suggestive ways.Viper
- Breaking RGL's player conduct stance through repeated improper interactions with others, including minors, in sexually suggestive ways.Retrodavid
- Breaking RGL's player conduct stance by repeatedly interacting with minors in inappropriate and sexually suggestive ways. Soliciting images from a minor.
We're not handing out these bans lightly. When evaluating the severity of a case, we're particularly looking for repeated or egregious behavior. Abuses of positions of power (ie: top level players using their status over players newer to the scene) are also a very significant factor at play. In situations where a victim is a minor, these offenses become significantly worse, though any situation regarding sexual harassment is of a serious and reportable nature.
We have set up a google form available here
for use as a primary method to submit reports of inappropriate behavior directly to head admins. This form or a future equivalent will remain open indefinitely. In all circumstances regarding player reports, it should be noted that the recommended course of action is to go through our report system rather than through specific members of staff or community.
Efforts made by the community to publicize this issue and create a comfortable environment for people to come forward are, of course, appreciated. That said, it is more than possible for things to be taken too far. Our administration team does not condone witch hunting or harassment in any capacity. Punitive action may be taken regarding this subject matter if the current trends of aggressive behavior among certain individuals within the community continue. Please remember to maintain respectful relations within the community, and to be mindful of the dangers of a mob mentality.
Moving forward, we are well aware that our work is not done. We will continue to investigate and evaluate reports we receive so we can take action accordingly. Our number one objective in RGL is to foster a community where people can feel safe while playing the game they love. Thank you to those who have come forward and shared information. Through our combined efforts we can achieve our dream of a healthy and safe competitive environment.
To ensure proper visibility, our form for submitting reports of inappropriate behavior is also linked here as well-Click here