Valve and Perfect World have actually issued a life time restriction to Chinese Dota 2 group Avengerls and 4 of its gamers as punishment for their part in a match-fixing scandal last February.

Avengerls, composed of top MMR (matchmaking rating) gamers from China, in addition to fellow Chinese team Newbee were captured match repairing in the upper-bracket semifinal qualifiers for last year’s StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 3.

Dota 2 made the statement Tuesday on its Weibo account.

“Perfect World and Valve have actually decided to completely prohibit Group Avengerls and the five players, who are forbidden to participate in any official Dota 2 Tournaments arranged by Valve and Perfect World,” the statement checked out, according to a translation by

On Sunday, Dota 2 banned 5 former members of Newbee’s Dota 2 group from contending in future Valve and Perfect World occasions.