322 and a lifetime ban – Valve has banned Newbee from tournaments for life
04.01.2021

322 and a lifetime ban – Valve has banned Newbee from tournaments for life

Video game developer Vale and Perfect World, the Chinese publisher of Dota 2, have banned Newbee. Yin “Aq” Rui, Wen "Wizard" Lipeng, Yan “Waixi” Chao, Xu "Moogy" Han and Zeng “Faith” Hongda and also the organisation Newbee itself have all received lifetime bans from official Dota 2 tournaments. Whilst no reason for the ban has been given, specialists have put the ban down to “322” and Newbee’s involvement in match fixing in May 2020. After it was confirmed that match fixing had taken place, the organisation was kicked out of the Chinese DOTA2 Professional Association (CDA) and banned from Mars Media and ImbaTV tournaments. Now the ban has been extended to Valve and Perfect World tournaments and applies not only to those involved in Newbee’s May line-up, but to any future Newbee team roster.

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