The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) has banned Omega Esports from all Valve events following its alleged involvement in “match-fixing activities.”
As of Tuesday, November 23, Omega lost its upper division seat in the DPC Southeast Asia league, paving the way for Boom Esports to take its spot and avoid relegation to the lower division.
Included in the ban were current Omega players Prince “Prince” Daculan and Ryniel Keit “Zenki” Calvez.
The DPC also banned Omega coach Chris Ian Francis “CTY” Maldo and former players Dave “Hiro” Miyata, Van Jerico “Van” Manalaysay, and Patt Piolo “Piolz” dela Cruz.
With Van joining Execration before the ban, the team has been allowed to fill his roster slot with an eligible player.
The ban came just days after Omega revamped its roster with the addition of Malaysian Liew “Eren” Jun Jie, South Korean Lee “Forev” Sang-don, and Indonesian Ramzi “Ramz” Bayhaki.
Omega said on Wednesday that it has not received an official copy of the decision.
“We do not condone any form of cheating or game fixing in our organization. We will look into this matter and reach out to all the parties involved,” Omega said in a statement. – Rappler.com