Moscow 5 CEO arrested in Amsterdam
posted by Jaywalker, 1 year ago
According to Russian newssite Fontanka, Moscow Five owner Dmitry 'dd1ms' Smilyanets has been arrested in Amsterdam.
Although the charges were not made public, the arrest is rumored to be related to an online credit card fraud.
Moscow Five has confirmed the arrest, and below is a translated statement they provided:
Dima was indeed travelling to Amsterdam for leisure purposes and he was indeed arrested. Even though it took place a couple of days ago, motives of Dutch police are still unknown. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation does not possess any kind of information about the arrest, since Dutch police refuses to provide it. In order to handle this unfortunate situation his father has departed to Amsterdam. Hopefully, he will be able to do so. Despite these unpleasant circumstances our Dota 2 and LoL squads are going to continue with their preparations to upcoming tournaments. M5.Dota is going to participate in a tiebreaker matches in order to qualify for SLTV Star Series #2 Finals in Kiev. M5.LoL are going to resume practicing for European Challenger Circuit, which is taking place in Poland in the end of July with a prize pool of 40,000 dollars. M5.CS.Female are preparing for a LAN tournament taking place in Kiev on the 15th of July.
As of now, it is unclear if the arrest was made by the FBI as suggested by Fontanka or the Dutch police as stated by M5.
Moscow Five has assured joinDOTA that this will not affect their partcipation in The International, and their players will continue playing. Stay tuned as we provide you with more updates of this issue.
Sources: Fontanka, Moscow Five