This is a sign that the big Dota 2 team, Virtus Pro, has been disqualified from the Dota Pro Circuit.
Competitors from Dota Pro Circuit of Eastern Europe kicked off their Spring Tour this week after being delayed due to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. And in the game, a Russian player seems to have made a signal in a war game, as a result his team is disqualified.
During Virtus Pro vs. Mind Games earlier today, midfielder Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko drew a mini-map of the game as the game was suspended halfway through the game. The symbol he painted was a Z-shape, which was actively used by the Russian government as a symbol of militarism and in propaganda campaigns to support the war.
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.
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
— Vitalii Volochai #StandWithUkraine (@v1lat) April 29, 2022