Shocking Disqualifications Occur in DPC 2023 SEA Summer Tour Open Qualifiers

Dhruv Saikia
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Epulze's official Twitter announcement confirmed the disqualification of Team Ancient and Dino Esports from the DPC 2023 SEA Summer Tour Open Qualifiers.
The teams faced severe penalties due to violations related to account sharing, a breach of tournament rules, and fair play.
This development raises concerns about the integrity of competitive Dota 2 and highlights the importance of enforcing strict measures against cheating practices.

In a stunning turn of events, the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Southeast Asia (SEA) 2023 Summer Tour Open Qualifiers have been marred by the disqualification of two prominent teams, Team Ancient and Dino Esports. Epulze, the tournament organizer, took to Twitter to make the official announcement, revealing that the disqualifications were due to account-sharing violations. This shocking revelation has surprised the Dota 2 community, casting a shadow over the fair play standards and underscoring the need for stringent measures to maintain the integrity of competitive esports.

Breach of Fair Play: Account Sharing Leads to Disqualifications

Epulze's recent Twitter announcement surprised the Dota 2 community as it revealed that Team Ancient and Dino Esports have been disqualified from the DPC 2023 SEA Summer Tour Open Qualifiers. While more information has not been shared regarding the ban, Epulze has also taken decisive action by imposing lifetime and indefinite bans on several players involved in the misconduct. These individuals will no longer be allowed to participate in any Epulze tournaments. Furthermore, the remaining teammates of the disqualified teams have been banned until further notice, pending a more extensive investigation to determine their level of involvement.

Lifetime bans:

  • Zoro (Koh Chin Poh)

  • Clarky (Tee Wen Xiang)

  • Turbo ( Hong T.)

  • SonG- (Kevin L.)

  • wh (Liew H.)

Indefinite Bans

  • SuicideSheep

  • Fz

  • SW

  • Afterdark^^

  • Jman

The disqualifications of Team Ancient and Dino Esports serve as a stark reminder of the importance of upholding fair play and the consequences that await those who engage in cheating practices. Epulze's decision to take strict action against these teams reflects the commitment to maintaining the integrity of the DPC 2023 SEA Summer Tour and sends a clear message that violations will not be tolerated.

This case of account sharing happened just two months after Valve imposed bans on forty-six Dota 2 professionals in China and Southeast Asia, involving prominent players from well-known teams such as EHOME and Knights. In a separate occurrence, Valve had banned ten players from the Eastern European (EEU) region, including Kamil "Koma`" Biktimirov who used to play for Virtus.Pro. These consecutive incidents underscore the industry's ongoing efforts to address issues related to fair play and integrity in competitive Dota 2.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.