MinD_ContRoL posts apology for 'emotional' behaviour that led to his benching

MinD_ContRoL posts apology for 'emotional' behaviour that led to his benching
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Sascha Heinisch


22nd Mar 2024 17:15

Dota 2 player Ivan "MinD_ContRol" Ivanov has taken to social media to express regret over his previous statements regarding his teammates and the management at Tundra Esports. This move came after internal conflict and misunderstandings within the team, which led to his suspension from the organisation almost two months ago.

Clarifying misunderstandings

MinD_ContRol issued a public apology to his teammates and Tundra's management, aiming to clear the air over the disputes that had marred their relationship in late February. In his statement, he acknowledged that his initial reaction to team decisions was influenced by emotion rather than an accurate assessment of the situation.

"I wanna apologize to Pure, Moon, Zai and Tundra for making it sound like they did something bad to me," the Bulgarian player wrote, indicating that his previous accusations were a result of misunderstandings rather than malicious actions taken by his teammates.

He admitted to overreacting to a collective decision involving player Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko, which he initially perceived as a personal attack on his leadership.

MinD_ContRol 's apology also extended to his misconceptions regarding the team's trial period with coach David "MoonMeander" Tan and the general management role of Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg. Ivanov expressed remorse for not fully understanding Zai's intentions and the pressures of adapting to a new managerial role, emphasizing his emotional state during these transitions.

Reflecting on team dynamics and future relations

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The professional player took this opportunity to set the record straight on his stance regarding team leadership and decision-making processes. Contrary to his previous belief that he was sidelined in his captain role, MinD_ContRol now acknowledges the collaborative nature of team decisions.

"There was a misunderstanding that I was captain and could make all the decisions. Pure didn't steal it, but it was more like a team decision," he clarified, dispelling any notions of internal theft of authority.

Furthermore, MinD_ContRol reflected on the timing of his request to the team, considering it a misstep given the circumstances. "It was bad timing to do an ultimatum," he conceded, recognising the complexity of team dynamics and the importance of timing in addressing concerns.

In conclusion, MinD_ContRol expressed his desire to move past these misunderstandings, wishing Tundra Esports and his former teammates well. "It's all chill, I wish best of luck to Tundra and see you soon," he stated, signalling an end to the conflict and a hopeful outlook towards future encounters in the esports arena.

Sascha "Yiska" Heinisch is a Senior Esports Journalist at GGRecon. He's been creating content in esports for over 10 years, starting with Warcraft 3.

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