Caster Yaroslav NS Kuznetsov spoke about the negativity towards Alexander MechanoGun Bogatyrev (zoneR) after the announcement of his appointment as a CS: GO mentor for forZe School. He speculated about the coach’s “public execution” in a podcast on WASD.TV.
“It seems to me that lately people are too inclined to“ drown ”a person with or without reason. Now [public executions] are especially convenient because twitter has come up and all. People just don’t put themselves in the shoes of a person. He didn’t kill anyone, he just cheated. Yes, bad; yes, he was banned; he took responsibility in that segment, received his punishment, censure, and that’s it. I believe that this is not a reason now to spread rot and poison him everywhere. [I don’t think] the fact that he is still in CS: GO is horrible. I want us to be able to forgive.
It seems to me that we should not just keep evil on a person. He did nothing wrong to us, and neither did the people who persecute him. He did something bad and received his punishment – this does not mean that we should put an end to him, or everyone should forget about him, brand him and not let him go to e-sports, or not shake his hand. This is a bad policy, it will not lead us to anything good, I think. Basically a society, I mean. Now there is a similar trend all over the world ”.
Cooperation forZe and zoneR became known on October 23rd.