One of the few exceptions to this was for sporting events, where the country's sports ministry approved particular international travel as long as the competitor returned to Ukraine after the competition had concluded.
On May 26, the Ukrainian Sports Ministry released a list of 236 athletes who had violated the country’s travel regulations by failing to return to Ukraine after the competition. Among them were seven competitors at the recent Counter-Strike BLAST Paris Major. All male Ukrainian citizens between the ages of 18 and 60 were prohibited from leaving the nation after the start of Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine.
One of the few exceptions to this was for sporting events, where the country’s sports ministry approved particular international travel as long as the competitor returned to Ukraine after the competition had concluded. If you need more information about Multiple CS:GO players are named by the Ukrainian Sports Ministry as violating the ban on wartime travel, then read carefully, and don’t forget to share with your friends.
Seven CS:GO players were included on a list of 236 athletes that was made public on May 26 by the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports, as was first reported by escorenews. They were Arsenyj Derevynskyj, Denys “Amster” Ljashenko, Alexei “alex666” Yarmoshchuk, Mykhajlo “OWNER” Lymar from B8, and Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev, Volodymyr “Woro2k” Veletnjuk, and Serghij “DemQQ” Demchenko from Monte. Dmytro Vovk, the CEO of Monte, was also listed.
One of the biggest surprises at the BLAST Paris Major was Monte, who upset Natus Vincere and went on to finish in the top eight. In the meantime, B8 participated in the European RMR A qualifier right before the main event, where they lost to Cloud9.
After the list was made public, Monte apologized to the ministry and described the situation in a Telegram post. The sports ministry had permitted them to compete in the European RMR B qualifier abroad up until April 16, according to the statement, but they chose to circumvent the prohibition and stay until the end of the Major itself on May 21 when DemQQ and Woro2k returned. Meanwhile, Sdy took a trip to Poland where he competed in online ESL Challenger League matches against Team Spirit Academy and Sprout. He will be back “in a few days,” according to Sdy.
Monte concluded their statement by saying, “We glorified Ukraine and advanced to the biggest tournament’s quarterfinal. They yelled “Glory to Ukraine” in front of a huge crowd. In their interviews, they referred to the war. To assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces, they held meetings.
We’ll keep working hard to adequately represent our nation. We apologize to the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports for not making it home in time to enable all of the aforementioned. The CEO of Monte is not mentioned in the statement, and B8 has not yet stated the players on the list.
Although it is not yet clear what the penalty for violating the travel regulations will be, it will likely make future international travel for the athletes listed significantly more difficult. The ESL Pro League Season 18 in Malta, which starts on August 30, is scheduled to be Monte’s following international LAN event.