EVE Online SM council chairman intending to resign over suicidal remarks at Fanfest

By Johnny Cullen
28 March 2012 07:34 GMT

EVE Onliine’s chairman of stellar management council Alex Gianturco has announced his intention to resign from his role following drunken remarks during an EVE Fanfest panel that mocked a player with sucidial thoughts.

Gianturco, who was recently re-elected to his post, mocked the player – who seemed to suffer of suicidal thoughts and depression – at an Alliance panel in Iceland last week, before going on to name him.

“Incidentally, if you want to make the guy kill himself, his name is [REDACTED],” he said (via EG) in the presentation that can be watched here. You can watch the remarks from 1 hour and 12 minutes in.

In a tweet, Gianturco – known in-game as The Mittani – said: “Just landed. Step one, apologize profusely. Step two, resign. Step three, send all my isk to the victim. Entirely my fault and unacceptable.”

He had already issued an lengthy statement on the EVE Forums.

CCP had already said it’s investigating the matter.

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