Yangon Galacticos and Carry KSH Deny Allegations of Scripting
Following its disqualification from the Closed Qualifiers of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 Southeast Asia Winter Tour, Myanmar-based Yangon Galacticos has denied allegations that its carry player KSH was involved in scripting during official Dota 2 games. It also released a statement and a video claiming KSH’s innocence and stating that it would fully cooperate with any official investigation to prove the same.
The team was recently disqualified from the Closed Qualifiers of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 Southeast Asia Winter Tour after KSH was spotted scripting, which led to the player being permanently banned from future Epulze tournaments and official Valve events due to the offense.
KSH and Yangon Galacticos claim innocence
, Yangon Galacticos released a statement claiming that the organization had no knowledge of any involvement with scripting and claimed that all of its players “have always been playing with our own morality and dignity.”
A day later, the team also posted a video featuring KSH, in which he denied any knowledge of scripting and claimed that the accusation was false and "nonsense." KSH stated that he had put in a lot of hard work to reach his current level and requested that Valve and Epulze fully investigate the incident, offering to share his in-game account and match id to exonerate himself.
Yangon Galacticos also released a statement on social media stating that KSH did not use scripts and that his plays could be explained by his status as a "gold medal tier morph player," his game sense and reflexes as a 10K MMR player. The team emphasized that it was willing to cooperate with Valve and would allow itself to be subject to any kind of tests or audits on its PCs at any given time.
The allegations of scripting have sparked controversy within the Dota 2 community, with many fans expressing support for KSH and Yangon Galacticos. Some have called for a full investigation into the incident, while others have criticized the decision to disqualify and ban the team and player considering the fact that it didn’t align with Valve’s previous actions against scripting.
In the past, there have been instances where players were accused of using scripts or macros to gain an advantage in Dota 2 tournaments, but they were not necessarily banned for their actions. Juan “Atun” Ochoa was using macros to gain a competitive advantage on Huskar and Meepo in TI8’s Open Qualifiers with Thunder Predator. Despite admitting to using scripts, he was merely disqualified from the tournament and was not hit with a ban.