League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) is taking extra measures to ensure the safety of its players.
The LCK introduces some new security measures at LoL Park – the league’s venue in Seoul, South Korea – following an increasing number of threats against teams and players.
“We have been made aware of threats to the personal safety of LCK teams and players,” the LCK said in a statement today. “The LCK finds them absolutely unacceptable. We cannot ignore these incidents and will take action by filing reports and requesting investigations. »
From now on, fans entering the LoL Park arena will have to undergo additional security checks and specialist security personnel will be deployed to the venue. Fans entering the venue will be subject to bag inspections and must pass through a metal detector. This will be introduced “soon”.
The LCK did not explicitly detail the threats made to players, but the new security measures may stem from an incident involving KT Rolster. On July 18, the team condemned fans for sending a box containing a weapon to its training facility, calling for “rights violations”, which it deemed “socially unacceptable”.
The number of threats sent to LCK players and teams has reportedly increased recently, according to Korean esports journalist Kenzi.