Funn1k parted ways with B8 in July 2023



Funn1k Raises Concerns Over B8's Alleged Match Fixing Practices and Unpaid Salary

Rakshak Kathuria
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Ukrainian Dota 2 veteran Glib "Funn1k" Lipatnikov has accused his former organization B8, also based out of Ukraine, of match fixing and non-payment of his salary in a statement shared on Twitter.
According to Funn1k, after making a political post against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Dendi and B8's CEO instructed him to remove it, and he was later denied his pay and $7,000 USD Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) prize money.
Funn1k stated that his suspicions of B8 being funded by Russian sources, which leads them to lose games on purpose, have strengthened over time and he was ready to talk with Dendi on the same.

In a statement released on Twitter, Ukrainian Dota 2 veteran Glib "Funn1k" Lipatnikov has accused his former organization B8 of match fixing as well as non-payment of his salary. When he was on the team, Funn1k had posted a political comment about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, the owner of B8, along with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), asked him to remove. His salary and prize money from the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) were later denied to him after he was told he had pushed investors away. Funn1k stated that he has grown increasingly suspicious of B8, a Ukrainian organization linked to throwing games and "Russian partners," and that he can disclose them as well.

Funn1k issues a statement accusing B8 of match fixing and unpaid salary

In a post titled "Some interesting facts about my last 7 month life," Funn1k posted a screenshot of a long message detailing how his time at B8 had unfolded since the start of 2023, particularly taking a turn for the worse in the past month.

According to Funn1k, Danil "Dendi" Ishutin assisted the former with relocation during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which he agreed to repay by playing for B8 for six months. However, later into the tenure, it was just two days after the post on a Russian forum that he was expecting salary and prize money from the DPC (Dota Pro Circuit), but instead, he was denied, told to "chill" and not talk.

Following this, Funn1k raised the possibility that B8 was getting funding from Russian sources and was losing games on purpose. He specifically mentioned Dendi, B8’s current offlaner Denis "StoneBank" Korzh, and former support player Oleg "Lodine" Kvasha. Funn1k has seen a difference in playstyle from B8 when playing official and ranked games.

Additionally, he developed stronger suspicions when a match fixer approached him with similar doubts. Funn1k stated that he had been called "delusional" and other derogatory terms, and had not been given his $7,000 USD prize money, but that he was willing to meet with Dendi and clear the air.

While Funn1k parted ways with the team in July 2023, he has a long history with Dendi, having played for Natus Vincere in the early days of professional Dota 2 and finishing second at The International 2023.

After struggling to achieve any form of success and even setting record losing streaks, B8 planned a transfer to North America in December 2022, creating a new lineup that, according to Dendi, was finalized after looking at more than 100 players.

Dendi added in the same statement that B8 had given up on Russian sponsors due to the war that began in February 2022, outlining how the year had been extremely difficult for the organization in terms of not just outcomes but also finances.

So far, neither B8 nor Dendi have responded to the allegations.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.

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