vtFaded Denies Match-Fixing Allegations, Looks to Appeal to Valve

Vignesh Raghuram
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vtFaded has claimed that he was not involved in match-fixing or account sharing activities with Team Orca.
He however confirmed that some of Team Orca's players shared accounts with Team Apex
vtFaded claimed that he really had "no idea with regards to uncovered evidence of match fixing."

Team Orca was banned from the Lower Division of the DPC SEA 2021/2022 Tour 2: Division II earlier on Saturday. Following this, DPC SEA operator Beyond the Summit released a statement detailing that Team Orca was disqualified because of sharing accounts with Team Apex and alleged match-fixing in third-party tournaments.

Team Orca's carry player Cheng "vtFaded" Jia Hao responded to this statement by confirming that some the team's players indeed took part in account sharing. However, he denied any knowledge about the evidence of match-fixing.

He went on to claim that he was innocent and was not involved in any match-fixing or account-sharing activities.

Vtfaded hopes to appeal to Valve against the ban

Following Beyond the Summit's statement, vtFaded claimed that he really had "no idea with regards to uncovered evidence of match fixing."

This is not vtFaded's first run in with trouble with Valve tournaments. In April 2021, he was temporarily barred from competing Valve events for violating DPC registration rules. However, this was lifted after the conclusion of The International 10.

It should also be noted that Beyond the Summit/Valve have reversed their decision to ban players after more evidence was made available. Wind and Rain and Pecado Squad Gaming, two teams competing in the NA 2021 DPC Season 2: Lower Division, were issued lifetime bans after match-fixing investigations.

However the bans on Chad "Szabo666" Szabo, Ilyas "Steelborco" Kaukenov from Wind and Rain, and P1 from Picado Squad Gaming were reversed after additional evidence was provided to Valve.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.