Hard Legion dismissed zoneR
The founder of the Russian club Hard Legion Alexey "HARDPLAY" Baranov announced immediate end of cooperation with coach Alexander "zoneR" Bogatyrev. In a video message on his Telegram channel, he did not mention the specific reason for this decision.
"We have just finished a joint conversation with the team, with the captain, with the coach, and from today on zoneR leaves our team and stops working for Hard Legion. I wish Sanya good luck, probably, more communication with normal people, and good luck in the future work. Thank you for what he has done, thank you for how much he has participated in the work of the team, and I hope that somewhere in the new line-up will show itself more clearly, more evenly and will find a new team," said Baranov in the video message.
Later, during the broadcast on a personal Twitch-channel, Baranov said that zoneR left "like a pig". He specified that the coach was fired, and not left the team on his own accord.
zoneR has been the head coach of Hard Legion since the club was founded in October 2019. During this period, the team has not shown significant achievements, and the greatest result was third place in the rating tournament ESL One: Road to Rio for the CIS.
On the eve of Hard Legion finished their performance on WePlay! Clutch Island, where the RMR points are drawn. At the group stage the team took the last place, losing in the matches against Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere. On June 27 the Legionnaires will play against Winstrike for the seventh place.