Knights and EHOME Players Amongst 46 Banned From Dota 2 Pro Circuit
Earlier today, Valve and Perfect World issued a joint statement banning multiple players competing in the Chinese Dota 2 Pro Circuit (DPC) for ‘interfering with fair competition’. These include permanent bans for players from Knights and EHOME who recently competed in the Lima Major 2022. While Knights has been under suspicion in the eyes of the Dota 2 community after it was accused of at the Major and , the inclusion of EHOME’s players is a big surprise for the Dota 2 community and has raised questions about the integrity of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit.
Perfect World and Valve Issue Joint Statement Announcing the Bans
Perfect World and Valve have imposed bans on 46 players, including 21 permanent bans, 13 two-year bans, and 12 one-year bans, prohibiting them from participating in any of their hosted events. The situation is concerning as a significant number of these players are part of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, raising doubts about the integrity of the competitive scene in China as a whole.
The full list of the banned individuals can be found below:
Valve and Perfect World's decision to issue a joint statement announcing the bans has sent shockwaves throughout the Dota 2 community, with many fans and players expressing their concerns about the future of the game's competitive scene in China. The move follows a series of controversies that have plagued the Chinese Dota 2 Pro Circuit over the past few months, including allegations of match-fixing and cheating.
The banned players' absence will undoubtedly have an impact on the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, as many of them are key members of teams competing in the Lower and Upper Divisions of the DPC. Fans are now left to wonder what the future of the Chinese Dota 2 Pro Circuit will look like without these players and whether the bans will be enough to restore the integrity of the competitive scene.