Russian CS:GO player sh1ro has been falsely accused of supporting Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The furor was created due to neL, a popular 'journalist' within the CS:GO esports scene, when he falsely implied sh1ro's pro-Russian stance via the 'stickers' released by Valve right before the PGL Antwerp Major 2022.
neL implied that the Russian player purpotedly drew a "Z" squibble under his signature, in the stickers released by Valve.
However, the implication didn't stand for too long as popular community figures like Richard Lewis and Thorin came to sh1ro's defence and busted the notion with their level headed approach.
The "Z" squibble under sh1ro's signature was designed and submitted before the Russian invasion of Ukraine even began.
The same clarification caused the communityto rally behind sh1ro and called out on the baseless implications.
sh1ro is currently preparing for the PGL Antwerp CS:GO Major 2022 with Cloud9 (ex-Gambit), after C9 acquired the entirety of Gambit after the Russian invasion on Ukraine began.
Image courtesy of PGL.
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