Gaming community mourns as former CS: GO player Ostap “Oni” Onistrat passed away in the Russia-Ukraine conflict


Gaming community mourns as former CS: GO player Ostap “Oni” Onistrat passed away in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

In a very tragic event, the Ukrainian CS: GO player Ostap “Oni” Onistrat lost his life on the battlefield. The 21-year-old “Oni” a previous CS:GO professional who joined ranks in Ukrainian forces in the current Ukrainian-Russian conflict lost his life at a very tender age. The tragedy was reported on the Instagram handle of the 68th Brigade of Ukrainian Land Forces.

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Next month the now deceased “Oni” would celebrate his birthday but his passing away sent ripples of shock and sadness that struck the eSports community. CS: GO player Ostap “Oni” Onistrat was one of the budding players in CS: GO. Even though Oni was not among the most elite players of CS: GO he certainly was a promising young talent in the industry.

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Russia-Ukraine conflict claims the life of a CS: GO player fighting on the front lines

Gaming community mourns as former CS: GO player Ostap "Oni" Onistrat passed away in the Russia-Ukraine conflict
CS: GO player Ostap “Oni” Onistrat

Many big names in the eSports community came forth to express their feelings about the late player who lost his life on the front lines. One among many was Ukrainian coach Sergie “Imbt” who expressed his thoughts and prayers with the late player. Sergei Bezhanov and former French player and current world champion Dan “apEX” Madesclaire.

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Oni’s father wrote a big message for his long-lost son. He wrote:

“Sorting through Ostap’s things. Many different sensations. It hurts. I bought him many things. He asked me about some things. These are all memories. Now they are heavy and impossible to lift. Pride. At some stage, I realized that he is much better versed in everything related to weapons, crew, various equipment. I remembered the story of how he picked up a Bronic for me and I insisted that side plates should be ordered. He said that it is not necessary…

Then he regretted it. Ostap constantly reminded me of this with a wink. He was offended that I insisted on my point. Top quality in everything! Everything is the best and great down to the smallest detail. Well, just TOR! Now I have a lot of nice clothes. He matured in a year, and now we are the same size.”

The whole eSports community is coming together to express their condolences for the fallen player and support the community with their supportive comments. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has claimed the lives of many innocent people and the gaming community is no different. The two-year-long conflict has had a huge impact on the gaming industry based in Ukraine.

It’s heartbreaking to see such young talents gone too soon. “Oni” and many young players like him are facing the harsh brutality of war in Ukraine. This calls for unifying and bolstering the support for the eSports community all across the globe to support. He served as a hero for his country and he was martyred like a hero on the actual battlefield. Ukraine and the gaming community will always remember Oni.

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