Chinese Dota 2 Associations Ban Newbee For Match-Fixing
Posted 18th May 2020 By: Derpina    98 Views
All Chinese Dota 2 Professional Association affiliated leagues, including the CDA-DPL Professional League, verified the ban. From May 20 onwards, team Newbee will no longer take part in IMBATV and MarsTV events.
The CDA Professional DOTA 2 Club Union announced the details of the issue and the decision of Chinese Dota 2 associations on Weibo: “Due to the poor management of Newbee e-sports club, there is a serious deviation from the CDA alliance concept and no longer meets the admission criteria of CDA alliance members. From now on, Newbee e-sports club is no longer a member club of CDA alliance. From now on to May 20, the appeal period for this incident, the relevant personnel can appeal through the CDA alliance during the appeal period.”
The five Newbee players involved in match-fixing are Xu “Moogy” Han, Yin “Aq” Rui, Wen “Wizard” Lipeng, Yan “Waixi” Chao, and Zeng “Faith” Hongda. The CDA Professional DOTA 2 Club Union said that Wizard, Waixi, and Moogy are forbidden to participate in all Dota 2 events hosted by them. However, the association emphasized that Faith and Aq are banned for life.
Newbiee’s current roster is now disqualified from DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1, the league they currently competing in. The team has won one series in the tournament so far.
Aside from the players, Newbee esports club Dota 2 division leader Feng “Feng” Yiqing is also banned from engaging in any esports-related work. CDA alliance members confirmed that they will refuse to hire him in the future.
The ban applies to all Chinese tournaments for now. But, CDA alliance members already forwarded the report and further investigation to Valve. Regardless of the result, Newbiee and its players will likely struggle to save their careers in professional Dota.
While further investigation is held, Newbee denied all accusations and filed an appeal. The organization published its recent statement in a press release:
“We express our understanding and respect for the CDA alliance’s decision. However, since the establishment of the Newbee eSports club, it has never participated in any fake matches and gambling activities with the club or branch as the main body. We will file an appeal for the penalty of the CDA alliance regarding the Newbee eSports club.”