Russian Dota 2 player Kamil “Koma`” Biktimirov has come out to admit wrongdoing after being slapped with a lifetime ban from all Valve and PGL events.
In case you missed it, on December 18, 10 Dota 2 players, including Koma`, received a lifetime ban from all Valve and PGL events for account sharing and impersonating members of other teams. You can read more about the ban here.
The tweet released by PGL did not reveal much about the ban but Koma` – the recently announced carry for Virtus.pro’s Dota 2 roster – has come out with a statement.
He said in Russian: “Today I learned the biggest lesson of my life. I made a mistake. I listened to the persuasions of others and played an official match from another account, hoping to receive prize money from the tournament. I fully admit my guilt and apologise to the entire community, especially to the VP fans. I understand how much I have let my team down.”
Koma` also admitted that he had hidden his wrongdoing from Virtus.pro when trying out for the team and fully deserves to be punished. However, he urged Valve to reconsider the duration of the ban since he is only 20 years old and Dota 2 is “his life”.
Like every other celebrity apology, we cannot know for sure if Koma` has learnt his lesson or if he is just apologising because he got caught. But we hope for his sake, he has and will one day be able to right his wrong.
However, no matter what Valve decides, they have made one thing very clear. No matter how young you are, actions have consequences.