After we investigated and reviewed situation regarding the managing of Team Romania for The World Championship we have made the decision to reinstate Dragos "KrieppeN" Karner as the manager of the team.
After a thorough revision of the situation we have come to the conclusion to have Dragos "KrieppeN" Karner as the manager of Romania for this year's TWC. We regret the premature decision that was made yesterday and would like to sincerely apologize to Mr. Karner for the inconvenience this decision caused. The TWC should provide a fair platform for everyone participating. Furthermore Cristian "Omicron" Duca will be banned from TWC indefinitely and for at least one year since his actions, revealed by Mr. Karner today, are not in any way accepted by our organisation. We are very serious with our responsibility with the competitive integrity of this game and tournament. We choose the managers and captains with the best qualities, ensuring the fairest and most impartial possible choices so that national teams field the strongest teams that reflect the nations ability in the esport. We are also serious in being transparent to the community to dispel any misinformation and ensure we are all on the same wavelength.
- Vladan "k1d" Blagojevic, head of eSports at E-frag.net
We deeply apologise once more to the community and we hope we have been clear with our communication this time. We also are ready to receive all your critique, thoughts and ideas and will make sure to work upon them to improve our products, leagues and content.
- Dragos "KrieppeN" Karner
I just want to say that I finally feel relieved after this full day, who got me trying to find justice for me and my people, in you, people. I might have made a mistake, showing the world other than good things about Romania. And I feel bad for that. I also feel bad for players who have nothing to do with management. E-FRAG has been really helpful and after few hours the committee decided that I should be reinstated to position of Captain of Romanian National team. So I guess that justice has been made. I still hope Mr. Duca and I will cooperate and leave all behind us in order to create the best possible Romanian team that Romania can have.
- Cristian "Omicron" Duca
After a discussion with E-Frag and Mr. Karner, the decision was taken that he would keep the position of Team Captain for Romania for TWC2016 by E-Frag, and I will be assisting him on this matter to make sure that the players will not suffer on their team-related performance. It has been a day full of drama, which is always bad for eSports. I would like to publicly apologise for the things I said to Mr. Karner about the players, as they were not true, and were said at the moment of heat. I never intended to call all the players from XPC to the National Team, fact confirmed by my E-Mail to E-Frag with the candidates and my public statements on the subject. I think it is normal for people that invested in their teams to be afraid of this kind of situations, where your success depends on other people, and I did an honest mistake for which I want to apologise, however I also think that this could have been done diplomatically, as eSports is bleeding after such public events. I have full trust in Mr. Karner's ability to do a fine job, and I'm sure that together we can make Romania shine at this year's TWC!