- ŠAIM SE SuppUp demonstrated extremely indecent behavior during a players interview.
- Due to a repeated violation of code of conduct rules, as well as the team already being fined twice and put under official warning, ŠAIM SE SuppUp is fined an additional 50% of their end-of-split winnings. This puts their current penalty total at 65%.
During an interview with Mertai “Mersa” Sari, a puppy was brought into the interview. While this in itself was not troublesome, an unidentified team member reintroduced the puppy back to the camera which resulted in intentional indecent exposure of the puppy.
Repeated infractions are subject to escalating penalties, up to, and including, disqualification from future participation in the League. It should be noted that penalties may not always be imposed in a successive manner. In this particular case, ŠAIM SE SuppUp was already penalized twice, once on February 9th for Code of Conduct violations and the second time on February 15th for Code of Conduct violations and leaking private League information.
Additionally, Obi didn’t create any issue (Obi is an awesome dog), but a member of the team who “shoved” only a certain part of Obi into the camera in the later part of the interview with sarcastic comments “what are you doing, […] a bad dog, shame on you“.
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