BREAKING: CCP Releases Final Rubal Report: BANS OVERTURNED


CCP has reversed their initial findings on Brisc Rubal and two other members of The Initiative. (INIT).

Two weeks ago, a dev blog indicated that three individuals from INIT were being banned for a breach of confidentiality and illicit in-game trading. Today, CCP has declared their initial findings ‘incorrect’:

“After reviewing our assessment of the information on which these allegations were based and having spoken repeatedly with everyone involved, it’s now clear that our initial actions were based on unsubstantiated assumptions. While we were motivated by a desire to protect the working relationship between the CSM and the EVE Development Team with all due speed, had we taken the time to review the information with greater scrutiny, this incident could have been resolved without the disruption that has since occurred.”

CCP have also apologized not only to Brisc, Pandoralica, and Dark Shines, but also to the rest of the CSM, “who have acted responsibly throughout”, as well as to the EVE community. We here at INN would like to thank CCP for their efforts to protect the game, as well as their willingness to admit error and correct course.

UPDATE: Brisc Rubal has officially announced on Twitter that he will not be returning to the 13th Council of Stellar Management for the remainder of the term, having chosen to resign following this ban incident. He does not rule out running for further CSM elections, but at present, Brisc “could use the time off”. We hope he enjoys being back in the game during his newfound free time.

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  • Moomin Amatin

    Some people are going to have to eat a lot of humble pie over this.

    I cannot wait to see if they are as vocal in trying to restore the GOOD NAMES of those who were wrongly accused. I do think it will not be a good idea for me to hold my breath though waiting for it to happen.

    April 25, 2019 at 3:24 PM
  • Guilford Australis

    Welcome back, Brisc, Pando, and Dark Shines. It’s a great day for you, INIT, and even CCP. I’m glad to see this resolved.

    April 25, 2019 at 3:40 PM
    • Rammel Kas Guilford Australis


      I’m interested to see someone we discussed in these comments before hasn’t spoken to this development yet.

      April 25, 2019 at 9:54 PM
  • DickDastardly

    That was some incredible incompetence on the part of CCP.

    Quite how they managed to kick someone off the CSM, ban him and 2 other people for something they didn’t do is appallingly bad.

    This part of the statement ‘it’s now clear that our initial actions were based on unsubstantiated assumptions’ makes absolutely no sense. Allegations are made CCP have access to everything so surely they should substantiate them before proceeding to any actions?

    On the plus side I guess CCP will be a lot more thorough in investigating anything similar in the future. Good to see the 3 get there accounts back and I assume they’ll be suitably compensated too but it appears that Brisc isn’t returning to the CSM.

    April 25, 2019 at 7:52 PM
    • Garreth Vlox DickDastardly

      “This part of the statement ‘it’s now clear that our initial actions were based on unsubstantiated assumptions’ makes absolutely no sense.” Especially after they claimed in their initial release to have “proof” on top of CSM member(s) informing them this had happened.

      April 26, 2019 at 5:53 AM
      • Moomin Amatin Garreth Vlox

        We are likely going to have to wait five years to find out exactly what happened from the rest of the CSM.

        April 26, 2019 at 11:56 AM
  • sweetlilbunny

    Defamation of this magnitude cannot be repaired by a simple apology specially by the end of the week (remember mittani’s misadventure?). I was hoping since the first shot was loud over the internet and lethal to B.Rubal’s image, then the apology should have been much louder and with some measures of gratification. It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, and couple of minutes to burn it down. And CCP sprung the news even without deep thoughts. This is outrageous! So it might be BIG TIME for INIT or the greater Imperium to really grab those icelanders by the collar and remind them, that we’re their paying customers! We deserve, for the least, your respect!

    April 25, 2019 at 8:39 PM
    • Moomin Amatin sweetlilbunny

      The issue between CCP and the offended parties is one that I am happy for them to resolve in private. To be fair CCP admitted their error and things have at least been partially corrected. That to me is progress from what we have seen in the past. Just a shame that the public outing by CCP initially seemed like a step backwards. I would certainly hope that in the future a little more care and process is applied.

      April 26, 2019 at 11:54 AM
      • JimmyJohn2 Moomin Amatin

        Moomy; You’re too kind. CCP deserves a good beating.

        April 26, 2019 at 3:50 PM
  • Scott Wilson

    This was a terrible business decision while being the only correct outcome. Let’s all be happy Randy Pitchfork does not run CCP.

    April 26, 2019 at 1:37 PM
  • Reality Check

    They made this sound very cloak and dagger. I was expecting dossiers and payoffs and at least one murder. Not “oopsie!”.

    April 26, 2019 at 2:39 PM