Match-fixing is against the law, and Valve already makes it abundantly clear with one more get together caught will likely be banned. Omega Esports is sadly one other case of match-fixing in Dota 2 Esports, Notice that it wasn’t only one mischievous participant within the group that was match-fixing, however all the roster was concerned. The boys did generally tend to win or lose as a group, and they’ll get banned as a group as effectively.
Nevertheless, the latest determination has wider repercussions on the league and groups concerned within the DPC circuit. What are the precise steps shifting ahead?
BTS drops lifetime ban on Omega Esports
On November 23, the Southeast Asia DPC League introduced the official ban of Group Sensible Omega, aka Omega Esports. The ban extends to a number of energetic and former Omega Esports gamers and coaches.
BeyondTheSummit broke out the information, however is but to share additional particulars on how all the course of went down, and which matches had been in query. Nonetheless, the result of the scandal is absolute as Omega Esports loses their Division 1 slot within the Dota Professional Circuit 2021-22 (DPC2021-22).
An replace on the SEA DPC groups competing within the upcoming 2021-2022 Winter Tour: pic.twitter.com/vtndhpdINP
— SEA DPC League (@SEADPCLeague) November 23, 2021
Then again, Omega Esports released a statement that they haven’t obtained an official copy from BTS concerning their ban. They as soon as once more reaffirm that they don’t condone any type of dishonest or game-fixing.
Whereas it can take a while till additional updates on the case, the results of the ban affected many uninvolved events too.
Implications of the Omega Esports scandal
Worse but, followers really feel devastated for the latest additions of Omega Esports, Lee “Forev” Sang-don, Ramzi “Ramz” Bayhaki, and Liew “Eren” Jun Jie. The trio, now free brokers, will in all probability not make it for the DPC 2021-22 SEA Tour 1. Forev is actively seeking to fill any coach position as a last-ditch effort to get again into the Dota 2 professional scene.
LFT as a coach or participant keen to relocate
— Forev (@DotaFoREv) November 23, 2021
Nevertheless, Ramz and Eren, who’re promising gamers, simply misplaced their foothold on the distinguished facet of DPC 2021-22. Their hopes to qualify for the Main simply grew to become extra distant as they’ll have a troublesome time discovering an honest group after the post-TI10 roster shuffle interval.
BOOM Esports in Division 1
It’s not all unhealthy information in the event you ask BOOM Esports. They now retain their Division 1 slot after shedding the “fifth-seventh” place tiebreaker within the final DPC 2021 season to OB Esports x Neon and Omega Esports. Followers are longing for BOOM Esports to ship after the Indonesian powerhouse revamped their roster with seasoned Filipino gamers. They not too long ago gained the BTS Professional Collection Season 8 and 9 for SEA area, making them a formidable opponent.
In the meantime, Execration, which not too long ago recruited Van Jerico “Van” Manalaysay, needed to discover a alternative instantly. They solely acquired per week earlier than the Division 1 matches start. Regardless, an premature roster change like this might disrupt the group’s synergy, particularly since Van was an offlane core participant.
Whereas we’re on the subject of match-fixing, that is the second massive team-wide ban this yr. Former TI champions Newbee recieved the same ban in early 2021. We both have a wide-spread match-fixing downside more and more in depth solely within the Asia leagues, or groups are getting caught simply as a result of an abundance of security methods. I hope its the latter.
Let this be a lesson to the Esports group that match-fixing is not a viable methodology to earn a fast buck. Certain, $322 in chilly, laborious money is tempting, however the penalties are priceless typically.