Editor's Note: This is a user submission from Initiative Executor Sister Bliss, and is presented as it was submitted, with only minor spelling and grammar changes.
This post is an official statement on behalf of The Initiative [INIT.] to categorically deny any wrongdoing on the part of our pilots Brisc Rubal, Dark Shines and Pandoralica (‘the accused’) and refute the allegations made against them in the dev-blog posted by CCP Dopamine on April 8, 2019.
Brisc Rubal has already issued his own statement, wherein he has confirmed that he has not broken any terms of the NDA and is seeking recourse to clear his name and reputation. In addition, having spoken to Dark Shines and Pandoralica, I can confirm to the best of my knowledge that neither has been in receipt of confidential information, nor have they undertaken any dialogue with Brisc Rubal or others which has thereafter been used to conduct illicit in-game transactions.
Although the dev-blog cites “transparency”, there have been no details of the accusations and alleged transgressions communicated to any of the above parties by CCP or members of the CCP community team despite formal requests to do so.
We have however, been reviewing all of the information presented in the dev blog and trying to work backwards to determine what, if anything, may have prompted these bans. In recent days we have been successful in opening up dialogue with CCP to review and appeal against the bans. These efforts are currently in-progress, and we will keep you abreast of any developments as they occur and that we are able to share publicly.
We are optimistic that together with the CCP community team we will be able to resolve this matter in a professional manner, and have our pilots bans overturned and their reputation restored. My hope is that this incident is a mistake and am hopeful that once resolved, all parties can put this behind them with no residual acrimony.