SEA Team Disqualified From DPC 2021 Open Qualifiers For Using Banned Player

Vignesh Raghuram
7/Jan/2021 09:37 am

The winner of Open Qualifier #3, VISdota has been disqualified from DPC 2021: Season 1 - SEA
The team was disqualified for using a banned player: Deska (who played for Avengerls and got banned by Valve).

Valve's recent ban of Avengerls has not only affected the professional Dota 2 scene in China but has also affected the SEA Dota 2 scene. In a big revelation, PGL just announced that the winner of the Open Qualifier #3 of the DPC 2021: Season 1 - SEA, VISdota has been disqualified from the tournament.

VISdota Disqualified From DPC 2021: Season 1 - Southeast Asia

The winner of Open Qualifier #3, VISdota has been disqualified from the tournament for playing with a banned player for this tournament.

PGL has announced that there will be a 3rd place decider to determine the last team to qualify to the Closed Qualifiers. As a result, Indonesian-Indian stack SADBOYS and the Mongolian team Lilgun will be competing for the spot in the Closed Qualifiers.

On January 5th, Valve issued a lifetime ban to Chinese Dota 2 player, Deska and three other players who were part of the Avengerls team that was involved in the match fixing scheme with Newbee.

“Perfect World and Valve have decided to permanently ban Team Avengerls and the five players, who are forbidden to participate in any official Dota 2 Tournaments organized by Valve and Perfect World.”

However, despite this ban, the player went on to compete in the SEA Open Qualifiers with VisDota2 and went on to win the Open Qualifiers #3.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.