Talk about throwing someone under the bus.
Virtus Pro has terminated its contract with Pure after the latter got embroiled in a controversy supporting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Pure drew the symbol “Z”, in an official DPC match, signifying “Pro-Russia” support over its invasion of Ukraine.
As a consequence, amid heavy public outrage, Virtus Pro aka Outsiders were disqualified from the DPC EEU Tour 2 playoffs — a decision that cost them a potential ticket to the Stockholm Major.
Virtus Pro were visibly upset over the severity of the punishment and termed it as a “whole new precedent”.
Virtus Pro is supported by an Oligarch, having direct ties with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, and hasn’t been vocal about raising a voice against the war.
Ever since the Russo-Ukraine war begun, Virtus Pro has been on the receiving end of heavy backlash from the community, a sentiment reflected from its “PR” statements over the past few weeks.