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Na’Vi Fines Mid Laner After He Insults Muslims in Pub Game

Vignesh Raghuram
7/Aug/2020 09:58 am

Earlier this week, Na’Vi’s new mid laner, Nikita "young G" Bochko made some unsavory remarks against Muslims in one of his pub games. 

Na'Vi Mid Young G Insults MuslimsTranslation: "I *expletive* Muslims in the mouth"This lead to mass condemnation of the player, by many in the CIS Dota 2 community including popular CIS Dota 2 caster Vladimir "Maelstorm" Kuzminov and TI2 Na’Vi player Sergey Antonovich "ARS-ART" Revin. 

(Also Read: Brazilian CS:GO Star Fer Fined by MIBR for 'Racist' Comments During a Twitch Stream)


Na’Vi and young G’s Response

After this incident drew public attention, Na’Vi announced that they condemned young G for his language and his behavior in his pub games and that they would fine him and extend his probation period as a result.

“Since its foundation, Natus Vincere established a philosophy that runs counter to any hatred, hostility, and aggression. Regardless of the situation, discrimination and intolerant behavior are unacceptable, so we are also outraged with the act of Nikita "young G" Bochko.

The player has been fined and his probation period is now extended. In the event of occurrence of such precedents, the player's contract will be terminated.

We give our sincerest apologies to those who were hurt by Nikita’s words. As a club, we will do all it takes to ensure that such situations never occur in the future.”


young G also apologized to the club, the fans and everyone else who was hurt by this incident.

Young G Apology Tweet

Translation:

"I want to apologize for what I did. I'm sorry if I've offended someone with it. It was an extremely stupid joke, for which I am ashamed of now.

This whole situation will be a severe lesson for me, and I promise that this will never happen again."


(Also Read: TNC was harassed by Chinese Dota 2 Fans at TI 9 says Tims)

Earlier in 2019, after OG player Sébastien "Ceb" Debs insulted Russians with a xenophobic outburst in one of his Dota 2 pubs, Virtus.Pro Captain Alexei “Solo” Berezin threatened that he won’t participate in the upcoming EPICENTER Major if Valve didn’t take a stand on the matter. 

Following this, it was announced that Valve, Ceb and Solo are all working together to find long-term solutions to the toxicity in pub games. However, Valve has not taken any public measures to prevent such toxic behavior in pub games.

Considering the fact that such toxic incidents are still occurring regularly in pub games, it really is surprising to see Valve turn a blind eye to all such matters.


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Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over 1000 articles for the website over the last 3 years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.