Entity add Pure despite "Z" incident, "fully aware of PR nightmare"2022-05-29 20:22:00
Ex-Virtus.pro carry Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko joins Entity Gaming Dota squad following the departure of Remco Crystallis Arets to Team Secret. 18-year-old Russian was recently involved in a massive scandal, which Entity addressed in their press release.
The organization's management framed his addition as a conscious decision. They are not undermining Pure's mistake, but they believe him and want to give the young professional a chance to save his career. Their statement directly calls this move a "PR nightmare".
During EEU DPC playoffs Moskalenko drew a "Z" letter on the minimap during a tech pause. Since the symbol is considered a pro-Russian sign, this situation caused a backlash. BTS disqualified Outsiders from the tournament, and shortly after, Virtus.pro dropped the player.
- Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko
- Daniel "Stormstormer" Schoetzau
- Tobias "Tobi" Buchner
- Vladislav "Kataomi" Semenov
- Dmitrij "Fishman" Polishchuk