LCK to enforce security rules after threats against players

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Modified  28 Jul, 20:33
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League of Legends Champions Korea organizers have decided to enforce security measures at LoL Park - the league's venue in Seoul, South Korea.

"Recently, we have been informed of threats to the personal safety of LCK teams and players. The LCK finds these absolutely unacceptable. We cannot overlook these incidents and will take action by filing reports and requesting investigations. When considering the proximity of the audience to the stage in the LCK Arena, it has been decided to preemptively implement the following measures to protect the safety of players and visitors," LCK noted.

From now on, visitors will be required to go through several stages of inspection in LoL Park. The arena staff will check not only the tickets but also the personal belongings of the fans. In addition, access control systems with metal detectors will soon appear in the arena, and more guards will be in the hall itself.

"These measures may cause some inconveniences when entering LCK Arena, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation as we try to provide a safer and more pleasant environment for players and visitors," LCK stated.

The LCK organizers didn't specify any details of the threats, but it could be an incident with the KT Rolster. On July 18, the fans sent a box containing a weapon to players.

Aggressive behavior from disgruntled fans is not uncommon in South Korea. Earlier, Blix reported that the T1 team and its player Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok decided to sue fans over their hateful comments.