Dota 2 Group Newbee and Players Receive Permanent Ban From Valve for Match-Fixing
After Eight months, Chinese Dota 2 organization Newbee has actually lastly received an irreversible restriction from Valve Corporation for match-fixing. According to the announcement by Dota 2 Chinese distributor Perfect World, Newbee and its five players, Xu “Moogy” Han, Yin “AQ” Rui, Wen “Wizard” Lipeng, Yan “Waixi” Chao, and Zeng “Faith” Hongda, will be not permitted to go to all Valve and Perfect World related Dota 2 competitors, which implies the 2014 The International championship team has actually come to a dishonorable end.
Newbee was not just one of the finest Chinese Dota 2 teams, however also one of the very best carrying out groups worldwide. The company won the 2014 edition of TI, and placed second in 2017. The company is likewise the sixth highest-earning esports group of all time, in terms of prize money, according to EsportsEarnings.
As The Esports Observer reported in July of 2020, Newbee was likewise accused of not paying $100K in cash prize to Fornite gamers from the 2019 Fortnite World Cup.
The match-fixing incident started from the second match of Newbee and Avengerls, during the Dota 2 Starladder ImbaTV League (SL-I) in February of 2020, which came to light in Might. The competition was among the Minor occasions at Valve’s Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). Both Newbee and Avengerls were associated with the match-fixing, the Chinese Dota 2 Association (CDA) informed The Esports Observer. On May 20, CDA, production company Imba TV, and Mars Media offered a life-time ban to the team and players. Nevertheless, without game publisher Valve’s clear statement, the match-fixing implicated gamers might still participate in competitors like The International (TI) and Perfect World Dota 2 League (PWL). As we reported in November of 2020, it turned into one of the primary factors that Chinese significant Dota 2 teams like PSG.LGD, and Vici Video gaming, among others, declined to join the PWL – Newbee players contended in the competition however on different teams.
Avengerls and its players likewise received irreversible bans by Valve.