Investigation Summary

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In late September 2018, an anonymous Reddit user, who claims to be part of a small group of international fighting game community

[FGC] players, put forward a series of allegations against a professionalgamer (“Player”). These claims include an accusation of domestic abuse against Player’s ex-wife (“Ms. X”).

Player supplied all necessary documents and information upon request and was otherwise cooperative with the investigation. The investigation was assisted by legal counsel and the anonymous party alsosent evidence of the alleged acts of the Player, including, an audio recording.

We have been informed by legal counsel in the Republic of Korea that the majority of the supporting documents may be legally prohibited to be publicly disseminated and, thus, cannot be released publicly.The purpose of this document is to serve the greater good of the competitive video gaming community. ​All documents cited have been reviewed by Player’s team. The certified English translation of therelevant Korean court documents have also been reviewed by Capcom. These documents were provided to Capcom and Player’s team.

Timeline October 22, 2017 Altercation occurs between Player and Ms. X which was recorded in an audio file. Player is arrested and Ms. X receives an order similar to a temporary restraining order.

October 29, 2017 Medical note is issued noting that Ms. X was injured.

October 30, 2017 26-page transcript is created from a 15-minute audio file.

November 2, 2017 Player contacts Ms. X to inform her he will come the following day with his mother to collect his belongings from a home that Ms. X was living in. Ms. X responds that she will not allow it unless he agrees to continue their relationship and move back into the home.

November 3, 2017 Restraining order ends, Player arrives at the jointly leased residence, but cannot gain access.

November 4, 2017 Purportedly with police clearance, Player collects his belongings from the residence via a locksmith after informing Ms. X.

November 9, 2017 Player files a property claim lawsuit against Ms. X in order to obtain $100,000 USD he paid as down payment on the residence.

November 13, 2017 Ms. X files criminal charges against Player.

November 30th, 2017 Judgment issued against Player, Player is ordered to pay $630 USD and is charged with “violence.”

February 19, 2018 Player wins property dispute. Ms. X appeals this decision.

February 28, 2018 Ms. X sues for damage to condo lock.

April 19, 2018 Player charged with “property damage” and ordered to pay $300 USD in damages for broken condo lock. Fine paid in full.

September 7, 2018 Transcript and medical note submitted to court by Ms. X as exhibits in property dispute.

September 20th, 2018 Court hearing is held regarding Ms. X’s appeal of property dispute. Allegation Facts

In late 2017, ​Player​ assaulted his then wife. On October 22,, 2017 an altercation occurred between Player and Ms. X following a discussion regarding ending their relationship. Both parties threatened to call the police to report each other for assault and fought over Ms X’s phone. [source: Full audio transcript]

According to Player’s statement, upon police arrival at the scene Player was arrested. He did not contest the claim made against him at that time -- which he attests was on police recommendation in order to avoid a lengthy legal battle (Player did not have legal counsel at this time.)

Player was issued a temporary restraining order against him that expired on November 3, 2017.

The police report related to this incident could not be accessed.

The posts made by the anonymous group include claims that “the beating continued for The excerpts are from an authentic certified document. They were presented out of order, and omittedabout an hour,” “choked her to near death,” “he was still beating her to put her in informative elements of the interaction of the two parties:

unconsciousness in front of polices [sic]” and that they believe ​Player​ was “probably ● References made to the source of conflict: Player wanting divorce.trying to get rid of her and take her condo and assets.” As proof they presented excerpts ● Both parties threatening to report the other for assault. Ms. X: “You report, I report, let each of usfrom a transcript. report!” ● Player stating: “How can you accuse me of assault if there was no violence.”

Six minutes into the altercation a security guard responded to the disturbance, who speaks with both Player and Ms. X. Player tells him that the police had come earlier and told them to resolve the dispute peacefully. Player, then, says that after the police left, Ms. X told him she would call them back and accuse him of assault. The guard left without intervening. Eight minutes later the doorbell rings again, presumably signaling the arrival of police at the scene. Player answers the door and the transcript ends.[source: Full audio transcript, audio file]

Additionally, Player’s team received a copy of the original 15-minute audio file. The transcript and audio file were confirmed to be the same via translation services. The contents of the document and corresponding audio are consistent with a domestic dispute.

On October 29 Ms. X obtained a medical note from a hospital which states she was diagnosed on October 23 with bruising and an injury to the wrist with no hospitalization necessary. The medical note is short, with limited information and no description of injuries or locations other than wrist. No photographic evidence of the injury was ever submitted to court.[source: medical note, legal file]

That a trial was held and ​Player​ was found guilty of domestic abuse for this instance. On November 13, 2017, Ms. X pressed charges against Player.

Ms. X’s application was reviewed and Player was charged with “violence” [​폭행​]​, for which he was issued a fine for 700,000 Won ($630 USD).There was no other punishment nor any further litigation related to this case. The case was never heard in a trial setting and no formal arguments were made to support or refute the allegation. The maximum punishment for charges of “violence” is up to​ two years imprisonment and a fine of 5,000,000 won ($4,500 USD). (Criminal Act article 260(1)). The Player received the low end of the punishment range.

Evidence obtained of audio transcript and a medical note were those submitted to the court’s property division lawsuit appeal.

That as a result, Player had to pay Miss X $20,000 USD, which he is avoiding paying by The fine of US$630 was paid in full. [source: judgment, receipt of payment]“hiding his funds with his parents.” That he did not pay her the fine and the latest court case is to force him to pay and/or to All ongoing litigation is ongoing in relation to a lawsuit Player opened against Ms. X on November 9, 2017, forsentence him for his crime. the $100,000 USD downpayment he placed on their joint leased residence. In February 2018, the court ruled in Player’s favor, ordering Ms. X to repay this money. Ms. X appealed the decision. On September 20, 2018 the appeal to the court’s property division was heard and there is a pending court date in November to determine the verdict. [source: property division lawsuit]

That he later broke into his ex’s house and beat her again. He was arrested by police On November 2, 2017, the day before the restraining order was lifted, Player contacted Ms. X to inform herand received a second violence charge. that he and his mother will arrive the following day to collect his personal belongings. Ms. X replies to Player that if he does not intend on moving back in with her she will not open the door for him.[source: text message records]

On November 3, Player arrived and discovered the passcode to the door had been changed and he could not enter their jointly owned home. Player claims that he consulted the police and was informed that it was within his rights to enter his home and hire a locksmith to open the lock. Player informed Ms. X of this, who replied that she has no legal obligation to inform him of the passcode per her lawyer as he does not intend to move back in.[source: text message records]

On November 4, Player states he hired a locksmith to break the lock and entered the home to retrieve his possessions.

Ms. X sued Player on February 28, 2018 for property damage over the broken lock. Ms. X won this case and Player was charged with “property damage” and ordered to pay $300 in compensation for the damage to the lock. There was no allegation or charge of assault made at this time by Miss X, nor any evidence that any abuse occurred that day or that she was home during this time.[source: property damage lawsuit]

That Miss X was worried for her safety following the incident. From October 27, 2017 - November 30, 2017, Ms. X made repeated attempts to contact Player. The messages sent include requests that Player not pursue divorce and other statements showing concern for Player’s well being.

Player did not respond to these communications outside of arranging to pick-up his belongings.

[text message record, October 27, 2017 - November 30, 2017]

That the anonymous group has evidence he cheated on his wife Player’s team received two files from the anonymous group pertaining to Player’s alleged infidelity. Both were images of Player’s personal items (phone and PC) open to messages. These messages occurred 1 month after Player and Ms. X had separated (both in December 2017), and neither provide support to the claim that he was romantically involved with these women. It is unclear how the group obtained these images. [source: Cheating 1.jpg, Cheating 2.jpg]

That Player committed fraud while under another sponsor. A reputable consultant who worked with this sponsor at the time of Player’s tenure refuted this claim in a public statement shortly after the allegation was made. Further investigation was not deemed necessary.