Ukrainian CS:GO Players of Monte and B8 Face Travel Restrictions and Expulsion from National Team

Ukrainian CS:GO players from the teams Monte and B8 are facing significant challenges as they are now unable to travel abroad to compete, owing to special regulations imposed on athletes. The Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports has included several players from these teams on a list of violators due to their failure to return to Ukraine on time in May.

These regulations were implemented in response to the ongoing armed conflict with Russia. This article explores the impact of these restrictions on the affected players and sheds light on their recent achievements in the CS:GO competitive scene.

Travel Restrictions Impose Barriers for Monte and B8 Players

Under the current regulations, Ukrainian nationals aged between 18 and 60 years are generally prohibited from leaving the country during times of war. However, certain exceptions are made for sports and esports events, which is relevant in the case of Monte and B8. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian CS:GO players from these teams find themselves unable to benefit from these exceptions due to their inclusion on the list of violators.

According to a report from esports outlet Escore News, Viktor “sdy” Orudzhev, Serghij “DemQQ” Demchenko, and Volodymyr “Woro2k” Veletnjuk from Monte, along with all the B8 players except Artem “r1nkle” Moroz, failed to return to Ukraine on time in May. Consequently, they are now restricted from traveling abroad for competitions.

Uncertainty Surrounding the Duration of Travel Restrictions

At present, it remains unclear how long the Ukrainian players from Monte and B8 will be subjected to these travel restrictions. The duration of the imposed limitations is yet to be determined. Interestingly, Monte recently announced that sdy will be sitting out of upcoming tournaments; however, the reported suspension was not cited as the reason for his absence. The situation raises questions about the full extent of the restrictions and their impact on the players’ ability to compete internationally.

Monte’s Appeal to the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports

In response to the travel restrictions imposed on their players, Monte has taken proactive measures by reaching out to the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Escore News reports that Monte has argued that sdy, Woro2k, and DemQQ failed to return on time because they qualified for the BLAST Paris Major in April and subsequently had to attend the event in May. The team hopes that their appeal will result in a reconsideration of the restrictions, allowing the affected players to resume their international participation.

Despite the challenges posed by the travel restrictions, Monte has proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the CS:GO competitive scene. They defied expectations during the Challengers Stage, progressing all the way to the quarterfinals, solidifying their position as one of the top-10 CS:GO teams globally according to HLTV’s ranking. Their remarkable performance showcases their resilience and determination, even in the face of adversity.

Expulsion from the Ukrainian National CS:GO Team

In addition to the travel restrictions, the Ukrainian players from Monte and B8 have suffered another setback—they have been expelled from the Ukrainian national CS:GO team. This expulsion has consequences for their involvement in the upcoming $100,000 IESF World Esports Championship in August. The national team will now need to seek alternative players to compete and secure qualification for the championship.

The Ukrainian CS:GO players from Monte and B8 find themselves grappling with travel restrictions, preventing them from competing abroad. These restrictions, resulting from the ongoing armed conflict with Russia, have led to their inclusion on the list of violators. Monte has taken steps to appeal the decision and hopes to regain the freedom to travel for their players.

Despite the challenges, Monte’s remarkable performance in recent tournaments reflects their unwavering dedication. However, the expulsion from the national team presents another hurdle for the affected players as they strive to establish their presence on the international stage.

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