Entire team paying for one kid's mistake.
Virtus Pro's carry player, Pure, got embroiled in a huge controversy when he drew the "Z" symbol on the minimap during an official DPC EEU match.
The "Z" symbol signifies support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a gesture that drew heavy backlash from the Dota 2 community.
Amid the heavy backlash, Pure issued a statement on the Virtus Pro/Outsiders social media handle claiming it as an "accident".
So this is what you get in game when you allow players from orgs that support the war in Ukraine to play in a tournaments.— Vitalii Volochai #StandWithUkraine (@v1lat) April 29, 2022
Pure, Virtus Pro player, draws a Z symbol in game. Symbol that supports the war and russian army killing ukrainians
They should be banned. indefinetely pic.twitter.com/LOC6VME8f1
However, it was too late.
The DPC EEU organizer, Beyond The Summit, in consultation with Valve, decided to disqualify Virtus Pro from the DPC EEU Tour 2 Playoffs.
As a result, any hope of Virtus Pro attending the ESL One Stockholm Dota 2 Major, scheduled to begin on May 12, goes down the drain.
Outsiders is disqualified from the DPC EEU Tour 2 Regional Playoffs. Mind Games will receive a retroactive forfeit win for their match earlier today.— BTS Dota (@BTSdota) April 29, 2022
All future matches Outsiders would have played are forfeit as well.
We will share an updated schedule soon.