I will repeat my statement from Discord (which has seemingly and conveniently disappeared along with all of my Tecmo Tour posts). I have never met Troy in person, never paid Troy, and never coordinated or organized any tournaments or events with him. I have never asked him or encouraged him to take part in any activities that would cause their pages, streams, or any other online material to be taken down. I nor my staff have ever taken part in these alleged activities.
If the allegations and evidence against Troy are true, then it is of extreme disappointment to me, and he deserves to be banned. However, I must add that neither Dave nor Matt ever came to me and asked me about my relationship with Troy. They never once tried to alleviate this issue privately with me. When Dave accused me of having his page taken down, he ignored my repeated requests for evidence (the email conversations are attached). I am also blocked from messaging Dave on FB. On this website, Matt accused me of directly taking part in the DMCA, but Dave changed his accusation and said it was an "associate of Hal's". Let me be clear, that I nor any of my associates took part in this, and Troy is not an associate of mine.
Yes, Troy shared the false link with me and several others. So what? I won't deny that I have been friends with and talked with Troy about the issues within the Tecmo Community. I have talked with several players about it. I have even directly asked Troy if he filed the DMCA.
I will also ask of @davefmurray to post a screenshot of the email Facebook sent him when he originally created the Tecmo Dallas Facebook page. I get an email every time from Facebook whenever I create a page. This will confirm whether or not such a page existed. Your posted image of the trademark infringement message from Facebook does not indicate which page is targeted.
I must now demand that my name, the Retro World Series, and Tecmo Tour be removed from your post, as I and my associates had nothing to do with any of the allegations. To continue to associate myself and my business with this kind of behavior is nothing short of defamation and will require legal recourse.
dave email 2.pdf