Chinese Org Team Black Has Been Banned By Moon Studio

Vignesh Raghuram
13/Oct/2020 01:34 pm

Chinese team Team Black has been disqualified from the Moon Studio Mid-Autumn League after investigations following reports of "suspicious gameplay".
The organization also added that Team Black will be the first team to officially be banned from Moon Studio tournaments.

Moon Studio removed the Chinese organization, Team Black, from the Moon Studio Mid-Autumn League. The decision comes following investigations due to ”suspicious gameplay” against IG.Vitality in the group stages of the tournament. 

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Chinese team Team Black Banned By Moon Studio

Moon Studio disqualified the team from the tournament and communicated its decision via Twitter.

The organization also added that Team Black will be the first team to officially be banned from Moon Studio tournaments.

The match in question:

Moon Studio stated that the match in question happened in the group stages of the Mid-Autumn League against IG.Vitality earlier today where Team Black lost the series 2-0.

IG Vitality vs Team Black Moon Studio Game 1

IG Vitality vs Team Black Moon Studio Game 2

Team Black’s roster competing in the Moon Studio Mid-Autumn League is:

  • rpkfan
  • dis
  • J.
  • 正道的光
  • guess

Major Dota 2 Match Fixing Incidents in 2020

Previously, in June 2020, Malaysian team RISE Esports was disqualified from the Huya World E-sports Legendary League after the tournament organizers suspected and eventually concluded that the team was intentionally playing "passively". The team was awarded a technical defeat in all its matches and a permanent ban has been placed on its players for all future Huya World competitions.

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On 22nd June 2020, American Dota 2 team PlusOne was disqualified from the BTS Pro Series 2: Americas tournament following multiple confirmed instances of match-fixing, according to the tournament organizer Beyond The Summit (BTS). The team was also banned from competing in all future BTS tournaments.

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Not even DPC tournaments were spared from match-fixing incidents. On May 15, Newbee was blacklisted from Chinese Dota 2 competitions for match-fixing in the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 Chinese Qualifiers. Chinese organizations ImbaTV and CDA conducted investigations and banned the Newbee organization and the 5 Dota 2 players who took part in match-fixing.

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In August 2020, Team Black won the Moon Studio Asian League which had a $45,000 USD prize pool.

The ongoing Moon Studio Mid-Autumn League is an online league that takes place from October 1st to 28th. 18 teams from China and SEA have been invited to the tournament and will compete for a total prize pool of $55,000. The winner of the tournament will receive $20,000 as prize winnings.


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