Another scandal rocked the world's eSports scene, and its particularity is that it broke out because of a seemingly inconspicuous detail.During the DPC EEU 2021/22 Dota 2 playoffs, a Virtus.pro player drew a \"Z\" on a mini-map, but the timing was horrible. The Virtus.pro squad, tagged Outsiders, fought against Mind Games, a team with two Ukrainian players.And it was the Ukrainian commentator who first drew attention to the drawing.Virtus.pro defeated the Mind Games team with a score of 2-0.But the world community demanded to deal with the incident during the game break.After a discussion with Valve, tournament operator Beyond the Summit announced the disqualification of Virtus.pro, and now Mind Games will face BetBoom Team for the right to participate in the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022.Pure himself says that he's a completely apolitical person and doesn't believe that this situation could have arisen due to \"random lines on the mini-map.In his personal correspondence, he reported that he drew automatically, without thinking.Virtus.pro representatives say they are shocked by the severity of the punishment, but agree that all actions have consequences, even unintentional ones.Virtus.pro has been consistently opposed to inciting hatred and strife in cybersport throughout its history.The club is terminating the contract of Ivan \"Pure\" Moskalenko for actions unworthy of a professional player, which led to the disqualification of the team from the tournament and caused tremendous damage to the club's relationship with the international cybersports community.Virtus.proThe situation and its consequences have caused conflicting assessments in the community.Some players argue that the management of the team had long been dissatisfied with Pure and now just used the opportunity to get rid of the player.State Duma deputy Nikolai Valuev characterized the incident as a manifestation of Russophobia. This opinion was supported by Svetlana Zhurova and Dmitry Svishchev, who called to challenge the unlawful suspension for a reason not spelled out in the rules of the tournament.This hysteria has turned into some kind of lawlessness.If your car skids on the road and leaves a trail in the shape of the letter Z, you can be suspected of political preferences.That's just crazy.I don't think it's any kind of misconduct on the part of a cyber athlete.It's rather a moral willingness of the organizers to act in the vein of Russophobia, based only on the fact that someone somewhere drew the letter Z.Nikolaj ValuevThe former player and commentator Kyle Friedman reminded that previously Valve did nothing to support Ukraine and even gave Russian teams a chance to qualify for the major.Recall that in early April, the organizer of the tournament PGL Major Antwerp 2022 banned Russian teams Virtus.pro and Gambit to play in the CS:GO major.Ukrainian commentator and co-owner of Maincast Vitaly \"v1lat\" Volochay is convinced that the world of eSports is forever closed to Russia.
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