The EU 2021 DPC Season 1: Lower Division team, Meta4Pro, has withdrawn from the tournament after they had an internal investigation regarding one or more of their players involved in match fixing. DreamLeague, which is running the DPC tournament in the EU region, announced this through their social media handles. They also mentioned in a blog related to this incident on their website that they had “started to investigate the case together with ESIC, and VALVE has been informed.” As a result of this decision, all of Meta4Pro’s matches have been voided. Neither DreamLeague nor the manager of the team has revealed the names of the player(s) who are suspected to be involved in match fixing.
Meta4Pro withdraws from EU DPC Lower Division after match fixing suspicions
Though all of Meta4Pro’s matches have been voided, they had already been unable to win a single series in the five series they had played until now. This also means that their remaining series between Brame and Creepwave stay canceled, handing both these teams a default win.
Meta4Pro spoke about this incident on their VK handle, stating that they were suspicious of some of their players and hence decided to withdraw from the competition.
“Meta4Pro leaves DreamLeague DPC S14 EU Lower Division
This decision was made by the team management after the last two meetings with the teams Hippomaniacs and Burjui. We have reason to believe that some of the players played dishonestly and possibly involved in 322 stories.
We do not want to give specific names and nicknames now, since there is no 100% confirmation from the commission that this is really so. Work to identify the violation is underway and will be completed in the near future."
DreamLeague has stated that once all of the investigations in collaboration with ESIC are over, the Dota 2 community would be informed of any new outcomes in the match fixing incident.
Meta4Pro is a Russian esports organization that has rosters in Dota 2 and CS:GO.
Their Dota 2 roster at the start of the tournament consisted of the following players:
- Keptas Gaidys
The team had made it to the EU 2021 DPC Season 1: Lower Division after winning the Open Qualifier #2.