South East Asian Caster/Personality Treephob "Xyclopz" Tiangtrong who was suspended from Artifact Beta as a result of breaking the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) has since apologized for his actions.
Currently, only an elite few Dota 2 personalities and other Collectible Card Game pro players have the privilege of having access to the Beta version of Artifact. So when Xyclopz broke NDA and revealed specific information about the game and included a screenshot, it was quite a shocking revelation.
“After 48 hours of sadness, finally I manage to pick myself up and speak.” Xyclopz wrote in a Reddit post. “First of all, I would like to apologize everybody involved in this, Valve and artifact people, people who's waiting for this wonderful game and also my supporters that I have let you all down. It was pure foolishness that I've never done it before in my career. It was an ego that covered my eyes and I just wanna feel like .. being someone special getting to play and brag it out. After the fog of idiocy had fade away, All that left, was the consequences of my action. My heart melted down and I am gladly accept the punishment which is the revocation of my presence in beta.”
He didn't realize the impact of his actions at the time, but deeply regrets them now, he wrote.
“This statement was made to ask you guys for forgiveness and it was also made to free my soul. I was locked down with my own guilt in the past two days but my life still have to move on.“ He also added that he initially wasn’t planning to make a statement, but he felt obligated to and hence decided “to step up and face the truth.”
He concluded his apology by writing “I hope my smile will be back soon so I can make you guys smile again.” making it clear that he still intends to cast Dota 2 matches.