Fighting Game Community Establishes Code Of Conduct Following Allegations And Controversies

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After the wave of sexual harassment allegations that swept through the fighting game community last summer, the FGC has established a new code of conduct to create a more inclusive community for all current and prospective members.

The FGC doesn’t have a governing document binding the disparate tournaments together. This new code of conduct, signed by video game attorney and prominent FGC member David “UltraDavid” Graham, is the first to attempt to meet that standard. And the community is encouraging all tournament goers and organizers to adopt the newly written code of conduct.

The guidelines are straightforward, with most violations focused on consent between individuals. Anyone who engages in abusive behavior–such as physical, verbal, emotional, suggested (i.e. making threats or using demeaning language), and the like–will be disciplined, likely in the form of temporary of permanent bans from online and in-person tournaments.

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