BraveAF, a professional Valorant Player who currently plays for Fnatic in Sweden, has been suspended from the active roster when screenshots revealed that he supported the Russia-Ukraine conflict. According to the conversation log, BraveAF did not classify the invasion as an “all-out war.” Andrey ‘BraveAF’ Gorchakov, who joined Fnatic at the start of 2022, has been suspended while the investigation is conducted. The organization claimed they are aware of the matter and “will have further details on our Valorant roster in the coming days” in a Twitter update.
An update regarding BraveAF. pic.twitter.com/7OxrT7mJ2C
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) March 30, 2022
Despite the fact that he didn’t seem to be informed of what was going on in Ukraine, he supported Putin’s cause. “I hope this ends as soon as possible,” he said, “and Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus become one whole, because nobody in the west wants it.” BraveAF Valorant
— yXo (@yxo7) March 30, 2022
“People in the west have achieved the fall of the USSR; now they want the collapse of the CIS, and Ukraine succumbs to them,” he added, adding that “we will not allow this to happen.” “I’m not particularly competent in this,” he added, “but I’ll judge on faith, but you need to give up as quickly as possible.”
About current situation… these screenshots are from direct messages of me and Ukrainian girl. We had a little chat before 24th of feb and I wrote her in the morning of 24th feb to know if she’s alright. By that time nobody knew what’s going on and I just wrote my initial…
— FNATIC braveaf (@braveaff) March 30, 2022
The pro player has since responded to the photographs on Twitter, stating that the messages were sent on Thursday, February 24, and were part of a chat he was having with a Ukrainian buddy. Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. BraveAF maintains he was merely checking in to see if she was okay at the moment, and that “nobody knew what was going on,” and that “he only expressed [his] initial thoughts and first impressions” about the scenario. He says he is on the side of peace and wants the war to end. He does not want anyone wounded or dead.