No Bounty Hunter Disqualified From DPC WEU Tour 1
No Bounty Hunter, which competed in Division 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 1, has been removed from the league for violating the rules of the DPC. According to the rules laid down by Valve, a team may forfeit no more than one series while playing in the DPC, however, No Bounty Hunter withdrew from two, one against Chicken Fighters and the other against Chillax. As per a tweet from DreamHack, the DPC WEU's organizer, all No Bounty Hunter series’ are now voided, and all its past and future competitors in the league receive a default win.
DreamHack removes No Bounty Hunter for forfeiting two series in DPC WEU
Taking to Twitter, DreamHack announced that, in accordance with the DPC rules, No Bounty Hunter had been removed from the DPC 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 2.
In addition to pulling out of the series against Chillax on 18th Dec 2021, NBH failed to appear in the series against Chicken Fighters on 8th Jan 2022.
“If a team does not play a Regional League match, that match is forfeited. A team that forfeits two or more matches in a Season will be automatically removed from the rest of the competition and all their opponents from previous and subsequent games will get a default win,” Valve's esports website specifies the DPC rule.
No Bounty Hunter had communicated on Twitter on 18th Dec that it withdrew from the series against Chillax because its position four player, Sakis "dEsire" Kartsabas, was not available as required to attend training sessions as a professional football player. It stated that it had informed the admins of this ahead of time but "nothing changed."
No Bounty Hunter’s roster that was registered to the DPC 2021-22 at the start of the season consisted of the following players:
Daniel "kAAN" Heisu
Vitaliy "Yellow Flash" Shvaga (also known as "Shin丶Ra")
Ionut Radu "BliNcc" Musat
Sakis “dEsire” Kartsabas
While the team was in the league, it also made some changes to its position four role, with Angel "Flash" Niamt and Marcel "Ekken" Hołowienko playing as stand-ins. No Bounty Hunter withdrew from two series, but it still took part in its first three, losing on all three occasions. They lost 2-0 to Team Bald Reborn, 2-1 to Into The Breach, and 2-0 to Ghost Frogs.
With No Bounty Hunter removed from the league, a spot for elimination is also filled. Out of the remaining seven teams, only one will now finish in the bottom two and be eliminated. Into The Breach and Ghost Frogs seem to be the closest to elimination at the time of writing this article. The DPC WEU 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 2 will end on 19th Jan.