Unlike previous cases, however, no amount of client-side machinations or waiting for server-side resets helped fixing the problem. I’m locked out of the game for around a week now, neither resets to DNS/network/local adress/IP, nor verifying/reinstalling all the files helped, obviously. Using VPN will not be an option for me, installing it will not be time well spent for a game that won’t function properly above 100ms latency. I’ve asked around my Steam friendlist and it looks like many people have encountered this problem at least once, and a few are permanently locked away just like me. I can assume it mostly happens for CIS or Eastern Europe players, but I may be totally wrong as the majority of people I’ve asked are from these regions.
I fully understand that no amount of work put into attempts to boot the game on my part will save me from recieving a “try turning it off and on again” sort of advice and then getting this thread ghosted, but reporting the issue is the only right thing I can do at the moment, and maybe, if there are more people pointing at their game they aren’t even able to launch, this problem will finally get fixed.