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Yatoro Shows the Video of His Damaged House Amidst Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Rakshak Kathuria
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Team Spirit's carry player Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk posted videos on Instagram, showing the damage his house in Bucha suffered in the midst of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Yatoro hails from Bucha, a city located close to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. It has been one of the worst-hit cities during the ongoing invasion.
Earlier in March, Team Spirit opened an office in Belgrade, Serbia in which Yatoro, along with his teammates, are currently bootcamping.

Team Spirit's carry player Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk, took to Instagram to show the damage his house (in Ukraine) suffered in the midst of the ongoing Russian invasion of his country. He uploaded a series of stories on his Instagram handle which showed his room severely damaged, furniture shattered, a broken PC, and other decor damaged. Bucha, a city located close to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, is where Yatoro hails from.

Earlier in March, Team Spirit opened an office in Belgrade, Serbia in which Yatoro, along with his teammates, are currently bootcamping.

Yatoro’s house in Bucha, Kyiv, damaged amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Yatoro posted a series of videos on his Instagram account on 14th April 2022 describing the extent of the damage to his house in Bucha. Showing the kitchen, the bathroom, the lobby, and the bedroom, the video pointed out specific parts of his bedroom that had sustained more damage than other parts.

Yatoro's bed was in a bad state, and the PC cabinet which contained various components of his gaming rig was terribly damaged. Furthermore, the television and furniture in the bedroom were also deliberately tampered with.

Additionally, Yatoro posted a couple of videos of his pet kittens in Bucha, indicating that they were safe now.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on 24th Feb, and Yatoro has posted a number of images and videos expressing his solidarity with his nation and seeking support for it. Bucha has been one of the worst-hit cities during this invasion. While Russian troops have now retreated from Bucha, the trail of bodies that were discovered after they left the city has been linked to potential war crimes allegedly committed by Russian soldiers.

On 24th March, Yatoro's Team Spirit, a Russian organization, relocated to Belgrade, Serbia. The organization announced on Twitter that it had abandoned plans to improve its infrastructure in Moscow, and instead invested in moving its employees to Belgrade.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had a significant impact on Dota 2 esports in Eastern Europe (EEU). It was decided by Valve that Tour 2 of the Eastern Europe Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22, initially scheduled to begin in the second week of March, would be postponed indefinitely. In the past month and a half, Ukrainian and other international esports organizations have also cut ties with a number of Russian organizations and teams.

Currently, it is unknown when Tour 2 of the EEU DPC 2021-22 will begin. There is just a month until the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 gets underway, and considering the EEU Tour has yet to begin, it is unlikely that teams from this region will be taking part.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.