Valve has permanently banned players from Team Orca and Team Apex from its events- Yesterday, the official Twitter handle of Valve’s Southeast Asian DPC League by Beyond the Summit issued a tweet where it announced the ban on DOTA 2 pro players from Team Orca and Team Apex. The players from both of these teams were found colluding with each other and using unfair means to qualify for the upcoming DOTA Pro Circuit’s Southeast Asian League. Here are all the details regarding the permaban announcement.
Valve has permanently banned players from Team Orca and Team Apex from its events
On 13th March in the early morning, Beyond the Summit which is responsible for the DOTA 2 Valve events in Southeast Asia, announced the disqualification of Team Orca and Team Apex. All the ten players from both of these teams will be permanently banned from any future Valve events.
This step was taken because of the following revelations:
- During the recent DOTA Pro Circuit Southeast Asian Qualifiers, there was conclusive evidence that showed that players from Team Orca used the accounts of those from Team Apex during a competitive match to compete on their behalf. This act has been seen as a severe breach of competitive integrity shown by both teams.
- There was also a separate investigation done by the organizers on Team Orca related to match-fixing allegations. In this investigation, evidence was uncovered which showed that Team Orca had taken part in match-fixing activities in the recent BTS Pro Series as well as other DOTA 2 third-party tournaments throughout the past year.
As all of these malpractices came to light, a decision was taken regarding permanently banning players from Team Orca and Team Apex from future Valve events.
Who are the players permabanned by Valve?
The following DOTA 2 professional esports players have been permanently banned from future Valve events and tournaments.
Team Orca players and their IGN:
- Cheng Jia Hao (vtFaded)
- Lai Jay Son (AhJit)
- Wong Kok Guan (Gy)
- Zhou Yifu (Yif)
- Wang Liang (闷油瓶)
Team Apex players and their IGN:
- Bùi Văn Hùng (Hunghung)
- Pang Jian Zhe (BrayaNt)
- Namir Mohammad (QWE)
- Nguyễn Thành Đạt (Datbb)
- 杨俊杰 (JJ)
As Team Orca has been disqualified from the DPC tournament, a closed qualifier series will be held between teams to fill up the empty spot. This series will be played against Team M 11, M Y, Kobolds, and The Apes E-Sport. Stay tuned as we bring you more news and updates regarding DOTA 2 and its esports circuits.