The Malaysian team Assault was disqualified from the second division of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021 for Southeast Asia. The organizers made this decision due to the “transfer of accounts”, which also implies the use of fake profiles. It is assumed that Newbee players previously banned for participating in match-fixing could have played for this squad.
Assault made it to the DPC 2021 Division 2 through closed qualifiers. Her place in the tournament will be taken by Army Geniuses, who finished in 9-10th place. It is not known whether players from the Malaysian team will be able to participate in official Dota 2 tournaments in the future.
The matches of the second division of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021 in Southeast Asia will be held online from January 18 to February 27. Eight teams will compete for $75 thousand and places in the first division of the league.
Earlier, Galvin Meracle Kang Jian Wen drew attention to the teams participating in DPC 2021. Then he said that some esports players are not playing fair. His post was commented on by Adam 343 Shah, who said he hopes for a trial by Valve.
But this rocky start to the DPC 2021 suggests a systemic problem from Valve that needs solving.
Team Unique CEO George Faleev talks about issues plaguing DPC 2021
“Announcement 10 days before the start, without details, without clear rules, without schedules, without a system of holding, etc.
– Invites distributed without clear cut parameters… I still don’t understand how the trio “633, Illusion, 19teen” did not receive an invite to the close qualifiers, but it was received by no techies, nopango, b8, hr and a gambit without playing their own roster of any game. I can say with 200% certainty that we have an absolutely perverse picture of the strongest/weakest teams in the region (with the exception of the top4).
– New teams will have only one opportunity FOR THE WHOLE YEAR to get into the dpc season – two slots from the next open qualifiers. And this despite the fact that Ramses, Nun, Pasha skip the first cycle.
How everything will work, how will the income be distributed. Nobody knows, maybe not even Valve themselves.”
Separately, Faleev pointed out the situation with restrictions on substitutions after the start of the season. Previously, the new rules could affect the situation at B8 Esports .
“- Cherry on the cake – update according to the rules of substitutions, that a team can play 4 matches with a stand-in, and substitutions cannot be made at all. Dota team without replacements – seriously?! I know for sure that at least 3 teams played a desider tournament with stand-ins or tested players. But “see point number one” – Nobody laid out the rules anywhere in advance and nobody knew anything.”