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DM Denies Allegations of Selling a 11k MMR Dota 2 Account

Rakshak Kathuria
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On WASD.TV, a streamer named 'werdex' had been streaming Dota 2 with an account ranked 33 in Europe (EU), allegedly belonging to DM.
According to DM, the account never belonged to him and he took it from a Russian Dota 2 player, Yegor ".Ark" Zhabotinskii about a year ago for "chill practice." He added that .Ark had taken the account back and later sold it.
After DM alleged in his Twitlonger post that .Ark owned and sold the account, the latter responded with a couple of tweets.

Virtus.pro's offlaner Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin has provided clarification in response to the recent controversy surrounding the possible sale of an Immortal Dota 2 account. On WASD.TV, a streamer named 'werdex' had been streaming Dota 2 with an account ranked 33 in Europe (EU), which allegedly belonged to DM. According to DM, the account never belonged to him and he took it from another Russian Dota 2 player/streamer, Yegor ".Ark" Zhabotinskii, about a year ago for "chill practice".

DM added that .Ark had since taken the account account back and alleged that the latter eventually sold it. Additionally, the Virtus.pro offlaner asked the community to stop involving him or his teammate Danil "gpk" Skutin in this discussion. .Ark spoke out on Twitter to explain his side of the story following DM's Twitlonger.

DM denies selling any Immortal account; claims it belonged to .Ark

The issue was first highlighted on 7th Nov 2021 when a Reddit user, u/airuu mentioned that werdex was streaming on a rank 33 account that he had bought. Dota 2 Pro Tracker identified this as a smurf account of DM. Werdex then went on to play multiple games on the account and kept losing one game after another.

In the last few days, multiple Dota 2 personalities have brought attention to this issue, which seemingly prompted DM to post his side of the story on Twitlonger. The speculation was that .Ark also played on his account a few days ago and that despite not being the owner of it, he was the one who sold it to werdex. According to DM, the account was already Ark's, and he had just borrowed it from him a year ago and used it until he reached 11K MMR.

DM said he had no idea that .Ark would eventually sell the account. Additionally, he clarified that he was not paid to "boost" this account and he does not appreciate boosters or account buyers. He needed smurf accounts so that he could practice new heroes in a “chilled atmosphere.”

Additionally, DM mentioned gpk in his Twitlonger likely in response to the speculations that werdex (the account buyer) has now started playing on gpk's smurf account.

.Ark's response to DM's accusations that he sold the account

After DM alleged in his Twitlonger post that .Ark owned and sold the account, the latter responded with a couple of tweets. He tweeted a screenshot of an alleged conversation he had with someone who was a Virtus.pro member. The screenshot shows someone threatening .Ark with a 10+ year ban.

Note: AFK Gaming could not independently verify the authenticity of this screenshot.

.Ark did not mention anything else and asked the community to draw its own conclusion based on the screenshot.

DM is yet to issue a statement following .Ark’s tweets. Currently, the exact owner of the account is also unknown.

Not only did the issue garner attention from the community, but also from Dota 2 personalities who tweeted that it was high time that Valve implemented some stricter measures for those who engage in account selling or smurfing.

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It is important to note that the Steam Subscriber Agreement already prohibits the sale, rental, or sharing of Steam accounts. You can read the full Steam Subscriber Agreement HERE.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.