ESL bans organisations with ties to Russian government from Pro League

Originally published on by Marie Dealessandri

Players from teams affected will still be able to compete “under a neutral name, without representing their country”

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Esports company ESL has announced that organisations “with apparent ties to the Russian government” will be banned from the upcoming ESL Pro League.

In the statement shared on its website, ESL said that it includes “individuals or organisations under alleged or confirmed EU sanctions related to the conflict.”

It identified two teams to whom it applies at the time of writing, and Gambit. However, players from these two teams will still be able to compete if they don’t represent

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