Life's appeal for more lenient sentencing was dismissed by the Changwon District Court. The former WCS champion had been found guilty of receiving bribes to fix StarCraft matches at an earlier trial in April (related news post). The Changwon court upheld the original sentence of 18 months imprisonment suspended by three years, with a 70,000,000 won fine.
Life argued that he had already been jailed for two months following the charges, and had been permanently banned from progaming by KeSPA.
The court found that Life's contriteness, and his status as a minor during the time of the match-fixing, were mitigating factors. However, given the large amount of money Life received to match-fix, as well as the considerable damage he inflicted upon esports' credibility, the court determined that the original sentence was appropriate.
The court also dismissed similar appeals from BBoongBBoong and Enough related to their sentencing in match-fixing related crimes.