Information on Capcom’s evaluation and decision for recently surfaced charges against player
Several weeks ago, Capcom was made aware of domestic abuse allegations against Capcom Pro Tour competitor Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee, including potential Korean court cases related to the incidents. Due to the gravity and nature of these allegations, Capcom has been taking this situation very seriously and has been conducting a thorough review of court documents and other available facts.
We have been working very closely with “Infiltration’s” team Panda Global to gather all available facts related to these allegations. They have been extremely forthcoming and helpful in sharing evidence they have uncovered in their own extensive investigation, as they also determine their own next steps in this matter.
Because of the complexities of the Korean legal system, including getting access to any court documents, coupled with a major national holiday in that country and translation lead times, our evaluation process has taken longer than expected. However, we wanted to make sure we exercised due diligence before making any final decision.
Having reviewed the relevant documents, we have ascertained that although some of the current allegations circulating are inaccurate, there is veracity to one indictment resulting from a domestic dispute on October 22, 2017, which involved a physical altercation between “Infiltration” and his then wife. This has been documented and a fine was paid by “Infiltration” in acknowledgment of the charge.
While this incident did not happen during a Capcom Pro Tour event, we do not condone any acts of violence or harassment. We want to ensure that Capcom Pro Tour provides a safe, inviting environment focused on healthy competition, with an expectation for a baseline code of conduct.
As a result of our evaluation, we felt it necessary to take appropriate disciplinary action against “Infiltration.” In speaking with Panda Global and “Infiltration,” he understands the circumstances of our review and conclusion. In acknowledgment of a first offense, he has voluntarily withdrawn himself from competition for the agreed upon period of the rest of the 2018 Capcom Pro Tour season, including Capcom Cup Finals this year, and the full 2019 CPT season. A second offense will result in a lifetime ban from participating in all future Capcom Pro Tour events.
As of November 15, 2018, “Infiltration” was ranked #11 in the global standings for the 2018 Capcom Pro Tour season. All players on the global ranking leaderboard below this rank will move up one position as we are considering his withdrawal the equivalent of a disqualification.