swag was just a kid
Personally his age doesn't matter to me. He was 17 when he was banned, when I was 17 I sure as hell wouldn't have done anything like that. Even if he only did it because of the older members telling him to, ultimately he is the one responsible for his actions. He also could have followed Skadoodle's lead and not taken the money. I think that if you (not you specifically, the collective "you") want one of them to be unbanned you should want all of them unbanned
Dont cheat if you want compassion
"don't do the thing you need compassion, forgiveness, and mercy for, if you want compassion, forgiveness, and mercy"
It's easy to dole out mercy and compassion when you don't care about what people did to need them, but It's when you don't want to give people those things that it becomes incredibly hard. But this is when it becomes the most important for it is in its difficulty that it finds meaning. Forgiveness shouldn't just be given for those things which you find it easy to forgive.
I don't know how I feel about them being banned. On one hand they stole more than $10,000 and ruined the match for both fans of the game and the players on the other team. On the other hand I really don't think any single decision should define the rest of a person's life. maybe they should stay banned by valve but be allowed to play at other tournaments. maybe only be allowed as coaches/analysts/subs, or not be allowed to be on the same team. Perhaps valve is right and they should stay permanently banned. All I know there is a lot of ground between calling them "Fucking scum" and unbanning them