The Russian team Outlaws (VP.Prodigy) will not play at WePlay Academy League Season 4.
WePlay Esports called the decision to include the team in the list of participants in the tournament a mistake and apologized to the community.
“The esports community, WePlay Esports employees, Ukrainians!
We are excluding the Outlaws team from the list of participants in the WePlay Academy League esports league.
We ask for forgiveness – we admit our guilt and understand your indignation at the situation. Our company does not have any contracts with organizations from the Russian Federation, and the management will continue to adhere to this position,” the tournament operator said in a statement.
Earlier, Arseniy “Ceh9” Trynozhenko called it nonsense that a Ukrainian organization could pay prize money to Russians.
Yes, how do they do it?! We do not believe that Spirit is in the semi-finals of the major. And you?