Omega Esports ban lifted by Valve

Delfin Dioquino
Omega Esports ban lifted by Valve

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Omega Esports can now compete in events staged by Valve, starting with the Dota Pro Circuit Spring Season

MANILA, Philippines – Valve has lifted its ban on Omega Esports as the Filipino organization appealed its case after being embroiled in match-fixing allegations.

Omega Esports announced on Wednesday, December 1, that it is now allowed to compete in events staged by Valve, starting with the Dota Pro Circuit Spring Season.

The ban, though, on Omega Esports’ coach and players remains.

Coach Chris Ian Francis “CTY” Maldo and players Prince “Prince” Daculan, Ryniel Keit “Zenki” Calvez, Dave “Hiro” Miyata, Van Jerico “Van” Manalaysay, and Patt Piolo “Piolz” dela Cruz are still prohibited from playing in Valve events.

Prince, Zenki, and CTY were still with the team after Valve announced the ban, but Omega Esports said it has terminated their contracts. 

“Smart Omega will also strengthen its internal processes to prevent these kinds of incidents from happening in the future,” the organization wrote in a statement.

“As a staunch supporter of esports, our organization remains committed in upholding the rules of the league and in encouraging healthy competition in the global esports industry.”

Omega Esports retooled its roster by welcoming the Malaysian Liew “Eren” Jun Jie, South Korean Lee “Forev” Sang-don, and Indonesian Ramzi “Ramz” Bayhaki in November.

The three, however, parted ways with the organization after the ban. –

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.