gla1ve handed GDK ban and fine
Copenhagen Wolves ingame leader Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander has been handed a six-month ban from all Gaming.dk tournaments due to his reprehensible behavior at last weekend's LAN finals.
*UPDATE* The original article was changed. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander's girlfriend was originally not allowed inside the venue, not just on the stage.
gla1ve, who has also been fined 1800 DKK (approximately €242), allegedly threatened to boycott the GDK LAN Finals last weekend if he could not take his gilfriend, Julie "Juliebabz" Kokholm, to the venue with him.
As per tournament rules, teams could only have five players and a manager inside the venue, and Nicolaj "Nico" Jensen's girlfriend had already been registered as CPH Wolves' manager for the tournament.
gla1ve will not take part in GDK tournaments until June
With thousands of fans waiting to watch the grand final and gla1ve nowhere to be seen, the tournament admins ultimately decided to let the player's girlfriend in, but the match still started almost one hour later than scheduled.
"Such an ultimatum is not in line with what we here deem good behaviour," a statement from Gaming.dk read.
"This behaviour was neither professional nor sportsmanlike, and it is not what we expect of our participants.
"Therefore, our judgment is clear: such behaviour has no place in our tournaments and the only way for players to learn this lesson is to feel the consequences
"gla1ve was intentionally responsible for delaying the final for 45 minutes. It is not okay to take away the production team's focus on the show and to make this team-mates and opponents, who showed up on time, wait for him."
In a statement issued to Gaming.dk, gla1ve apologised for his behaviour and stated that he was simply dealing with things that are "much deeper and more personal than Counter-Strike."