First and foremost I would like to say that my primary concern at this point in time is assisting our current players that wish to leave Alloy eSports find new teams. I do not want their reputations or careers damaged by this. If any teams are interested in signing any of the players currently on the Alloy eSports roster, please feel free to contact me. The only goal I have ever had is to give players a chance to achieve the highest possible level of success in eSports.
I made mistakes. That much is clear. I have not been honest with myself more than anyone else. I had a dream, and that was to help people achieve their own dream. It is clear that I do not have enough experience, regardless of my 4 years of education in business and management, to effectively and properly own and operate an organization in eSports.
By far my biggest mistake from a management standpoint was not having written contracts on everything. Not only is it bad business, but also leaves an organization unprotected and completely liable. The next biggest mistake I made was saying I could provide something before I ever had any physical or written proof that Alloy eSports would receive it(it meaning gear, funding, etc.). The next biggest mistake has to be not telling the complete truth to everyone 100% of the time. It was and still is the wrong thing for me to have done.
As a person, I would like to sincerely and deeply apologize to any players, owners, managers, casters, or fans that I may have negatively impacted by my actions as a team owner. I know it will not be enough for most of you, but I hope it means something to at least a few people out there. Although it may not have always seemed like it, my actions were always in the best interest of the players or the team, never for personal gain.
The Alloy eSports management staff and I have not yet decided what the proper course of action is, and we do not want to make any decisions without first speaking with the current members of our organization. We will keep everyone updated about our decision via r/starcraft as well as the Alloy eSports Twitter and Facebook accounts. We will be able to be more clear in definitive in the next few hours and the coming days.
I would like to thank everyone that is or has been apart of or contributed to Alloy eSports in any capacity. Your hard work, dedication, time, and commitment have been truly invaluable and nothing short of admirable and inspiring. To all of you, past and present, thank you and GLHF, I hope you are able to succeed in spite of this.
My goal and dream was to help elevate players to the highest possible levels of success. Unfortunately, I failed to do so in a proper and morally correct manner. To my fellow fans of eSports and specifically Starcraft, Please do not let my poor choice of actions and decisions deter you from following and supporting eSports. Regardless to what some people may say, Starcraft is not even close to dead. The viewership for recent tournaments continues to be very strong, and the scene in terms of teams and players is healthier than ever. It may not be as big as it was, but it is much healthier, for lack of a better word. So again, I beg of you, PLEASE do not let what I have done change your opinion or support of eSports. With all of this in mind, I would like to say that regardless of what course of action is taken regarding the future of Alloy eSports in the coming hours and days in order to hopefully preserve the team and its survival, I will be stepping down and removing myself from any and all operational tasks relating to Alloy eSports effective immediately following the release of this statement by Richard Lewis.