Valve’s ban hammer has struck once more, and this time, even professional gamers aren’t secure.
Good World and Valve collectively introduced an enormous ban wave that noticed 46 gamers from the Chinese language and Southeast Asian areas banned.
The listing consists of each non permanent and lifelong bans, with half of the gamers banned for all times.
The banned gamers embody notable gamers resembling the whole roster of Knights, who performed on the Lima Main, resembling Vincent “AlaCrity” Hiew, Chong “FelixCiaoBa” Wei Lun, and Su “Flywin” Lei.
These bans come after Knights’ group was embroiled in controversies resembling map hacking in official DPC tournaments and match-fixing throughout the lately concluded Lima Main.
Wong “mks” Sim An from EHOME was hit with a lifetime ban, and his teammates had been banned for not less than two years from taking part in any Valve tournaments.
After banning all of the gamers of those two groups, there’s now a necessity to exchange them with two new groups that haven’t been banned, however it isn’t but clear how these groups shall be chosen for the Chinese language DPC League.
That is probably the most important step that Valve has taken to eradicate the rumors of underhanded actions within the Chinese language Dota scene and put an finish to match-fixing and dishonest.
Nevertheless, there have been earlier situations the place banned gamers have been changed by new gamers from the area, so it stays to be seen if this newest and extra large ban wave is adequate.
It’s not the primary time that Valve tried to place an finish to the dishonest within the recreation. Final month, Valve has banned 40,000 gamers after they had been caught utilizing third-party software program that gave them an in-game benefit.