Chinese Team Knights Accused of Using Vision Hacks


Chinese Team Knights Accused of Using Vision Hacks in DPC 2023

Ammar Aryani
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Despite currently being second in the China DPC, Knights are accused of using vision hacks during their first three matches.
The team consisted of eGo, AlaCrity- , Flyby , Felixciaoba & XCJ.
As of now, tournament organizers Perfect World have submitted the evidence to Valve while they await further instructions.

Newly established Chinese team Knights have been accused of using vision hacks during its first three matches in the China Dota Pro Circuit (CN DPC) 2023 season. While the 2023 DPC season is currently underway, it appears that the Chinese region is no short of shocking news as Knights came into the spotlight following its latest controversy.

Knights are currently sitting 2nd in the league, with two surprising wins against PSG.LGD and Invictus Gaming. Additionally, many were predicting the team to be a dark horse as the team is currently looking unbeatable despite its debut loss to Team Aster.

Knights to be reprimanded or worse should investigation results come out against them

For those unfamiliar with vision hack, the hack allows players or teams to have complete insight on their opponents movement around the map, giving them an unfair advantage during a competitive match.

However according to Chinese Dota 2 news aggregator @Tr1H4rd3rDota2, Perfect World Esports who are Valve’s Chinese partner in publishing Dota 2 and also the tournament organizers of the currently ongoing China Dota Pro Circuit (CN DPC) 2023 have announced on its Weibo page that they have collected evidence of newly established side Knights using the alleged vision hacks and reported them to Valve for further instructions.

While Perfect World did not reveal its findings to the public, many within the Chinese community had the feeling that something was off during Knights’ first three matches as they were playing too well despite being a new team. This includes Team Aster’s current carry player Du “Monet” Peng and former coach Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng who had liked a post on Weibo about Knights’ accusations of using vision hacks.

Knights is a newly established team, composed of Chinese & Malaysian players. The team currently consists of:-

  1. Luo "eGo" Bin

  2. Vincent "AlaCrity" Hiew

  3. Su "Flyby" Lei

  4. Chong “FelixCiaoBa” Wei Lun

  5. Xiao "XCJ" Chaojian

Knights originally earned their spot in Division I of the CN DPC 2023 after it had obtained the DPC slot formerly owned by Royal Never Give Up (RNG). Additionally, the team currently sits in second place within the league at the time of the accusations as the team lost its opening match against Team Aster before going to win 2-0 against Invictus Gaming & PSG.LGD.

While Valve has yet to decide on the accusations, Knights will have to be prepared for the worst possible outcome should the Dota 2 publishers find the team guilty of using the alleged vision.

During the past month, there have been multiple cases of teams and players using cheats as well as being involved in match-fixing, resulting in them being permanently banned or disqualified from tournaments. Earlier in December, Valve banned 10 players from the Eastern European (EEU) region after they were found guilty for account sharing and impersonating members of other teams during tournament games.

Additionally, a member of the Myanmar-based organization Yangon Galacticos was found guilty of scripting during official matches, resulting in the team being disqualified from the closed qualifier of the Southeast Asian DPC regional league.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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