Dota 2 News: Permanent bans issued from Valve for 10 players
PGL released a list of ten Dota 2 players that have just been permanently banned by Valve for account sharing and impersonating other players.
In the unofficial Dota 2 offseason, after The International and before the DPC season kicks off, drama has been stirred.
Among the ten CIS players included is Virtus.pro’s carry player, Kamil “Koma`” Biktimirov. Koma` was registered and set to begin playing under the VP banner for the upcoming DPC season next month. The organization will have to find a replacement soon, but it is unknown if they will receive a penalty for changing players after the roster lock.
Yaroslav “Limitless” Parshin, is a former offlaner for Alliance. illusion is a player in the WEU DPC Division II under Ancient Tribe. Lilskrip is registered with Thiuth Gaming, an NA Division I team while Paradise is competing for felt, an NA Division II team.
PGL has not shared complete information regarding the context and circumstances of the incidents at this time.
Ten months ago a total of 10 Southeast Asia players received a lifetime ban from Valve-sanctioned tournaments for match-fixing and for playing Dota Pro Circuit qualifiers on multiple accounts for more than one team, including well-established Malaysian players Cheng “vtFαded” Jia Hao and Lai “AhJit” Jay Son.
March 2015 marked the first time Valve issued a lifetime ban to a Dota 2 player, team, or organization from their events.
Since then, more than 50 players have received lifetime or ‘indefinite’ bans from Valve-sanctioned events. Ultimately ending their careers, their dreams coming to a full stop.
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