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Omega Esports banned from all Valve events due to match-fixing

Delfin Dioquino
Omega Esports banned from all Valve events due to match-fixing

PUNISHED. Current and former Omega Esports players Hiro, Prince, Piolz, Van, and Zenki are no longer allowed to compete in all Valve events.

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Omega Esports loses its upper division spot in the Dota Pro Circuit Southeast Asia league

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

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.