In a statement issued by the Overwatch League, Su-Min “Sado” Kim has been suspended for part of the season. Allegations of account boosting had been mentioned in the past. Philadelphia has also issued a statement that they support SADO and look forward to his return to the league when he is eligible to play. Great to see the team supporting their choice and we hope SADO will come back stronger than before.
You can read the statement here.
Overwatch League players are expected to uphold the highest standards of our game, and to be exemplary citizens of our player community. Participating in “account-boosting” schemes, wherein an individual is paid to increase another user’s Skill Rating, is contrary to these values, and violates the Blizzard End User License Agreement. As such, the Overwatch League has chosen to suspend Su-Min “Sado” Kim, of the Philadelphia Fusion, for the preseason and the first 30 matches of the inaugural season. – Courtesy of Overwatch League Website.
The Philadelphia Fusion also issued the following statement:
“We apologize for keeping our fans in the dark over the last several weeks, as we did not want to comment on the situation until all the facts were discovered,” Philadelphia Fusion wrote. “We stand by Sado, have learned that he persevered through tough circumstances, and do not believe that his character is defined by these past mistakes. We look forward to his contributions to our team in the future, and also his growth as a young man.” Courtesy of Philadelphia Fusion.
Blizzard is setting a very harsh policy on players who make mistakes. In the past few weeks San Francisco Shock had fired one of their managers over harassment allegations. As the league gets closer to season one there are some harsh punishments being handed out. Hoepfully no more mistakes are made in the early days.