The Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia will check the legality of the explosion of the Cybersportivnaya station in the game CS 2 (2 photos + 1 video)
The Department of Transport has developed a virtual map with the “Cybersports” village for the Counter-Strike 2 tournament.
On November 11 and 12, 2023, a Counter-Strike 2 tournament was held in Moscow at the South River Station. Especially for this event, the Moscow Department of Transport created a map for the game with the Cybersportivnaya metro station, stylized as a modern Moscow metro station. Players now have the opportunity to plant a bomb and blow up a subway station.
However, the Video Game Industry Development Organization did not appreciate this initiative. The leadership of ARVI appealed to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the Prosecutor General's Office with a request to provide a legal assessment of the explosion of the virtual metro station.
Players have the opportunity to blow up the cybersport station, which has all the attributes of Moscow transport. Directional signs and a real-life metro map in a white circle, as well as illuminated information boards, turnstiles, and escalators have been recreated. Following the results of the tournament, the presenters announced the addition of the Map MosMetro location to Valve’s servers for players around the world. In connection with the above, we ask you to instruct us to conduct an inspection of the event in order to establish a possible violation of the law with such use of images of critical infrastructure facilities in Moscow,” TASS quotes the appeal of the General Director of ARVI Vasily Ovchinnikov.
In 2022, a schoolboy who blew up the FSB building in Minecraft was sentenced to five years in prison. FSB officers accused three 14-year-old schoolchildren from Kansk of creating a terrorist community in the summer of 2020. The main evidence in the case is a chat with correspondence and plans to jokingly “blow up” the secret service building in the computer game Minecraft. At that time, teenagers became the youngest defendants in terrorism cases.