Valve and Perfect World bans several Southeast Asian pro players and pro teams for various violations

Valve and Perfect World bans several Southeast Asian pro players and pro teams for various violationsValve and Perfect World shocked the Dota 2 community as it announced that it had banned more than a 100 professional players for various violations including foul play. All players that were banned will no longer be allowed to take part in any Dota 2 tournaments that were organized by both companies.

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The punishments range from a year-long to lifetime bans, and most of the players who were banned are from China. Some of them even competed in the recently concluded Lima Major, which is one of the most important events in the professional Dota 2 event calendar.

Bans were also issued against five teams from China's Dota Pro Circuit. The teams are Antarctic Penguins, EHOME, Solitude, Kylin Esports Club, and Team Mystique.

Here is the list of Southeast Asian players that are on the banlist:
  • Vincent "AlaCrity" Hiew - Malaysia
  • Chong “FelixCiaoBa” Wei Lun - Malaysia
  • Wong "mks" Sim An- Malaysia
  • Lee "X1aOyU" Qian Yu - Malaysia
  • Law "Nj" Chee Hoong - Malaysia
  • Raymond "rayy" Then - Malaysia
  • Kim "Unknown-" Jit Pin - Malaysia
  • Somsak "Nevermine" Chanthavisouk - Laos
  • Tan "TrazaM" Kai Soon - Malaysia
  • Cheng "vtFαded" Jia Hao - Malaysia
  • Wong "Gy" Kok Guan - Malaysia
  • Lai "AhJit" Jay Son - Malaysia
  • JJ - Malaysia
  • Bùi "hunghung" Hùng - Vietnam
  • Nguyễn "Datbb" Đạt - Vietnam
  • QWE - Malaysia
  • Pang "BrayaNt" Jian Zhe - Malaysia
  • Prince "Prince" Daculan - Philippines
  • Piolz - Philippines
  • Van "Van" Manalaysay - Philippines
  • Hiro - Philippines
  • Ryniel "Zenki" Calvez - Philippines
  • CTY - Philippines
  • Deska - Malaysia
  • Jacko "Jacko" Soriano - Philippines
  • Paseo - Philippines
  • Jvn - Philippines
  • Patrick "JyC" Pascua - Philippines
  • yNd - Philippines
  • Mark Adrian "BYB" Gavin - Philippines
  • Chin - Philippines
  • Jotan - Philippines
  • Hsien Wan "Lance" Fua - Malaysia
  • Yi Liong "ddz" Kok - Malaysia
  • Chiok "XiangZai" Soon Siang - Malaysia
  • Choo Jian "MoZuN" Goh - Malaysia
  • Kelvin "MtR" Chong - Malaysia
In total, there are 46 players that were banned for life, 13 players for two years, and 12 players for one year. All of these are part of Valve’s ongoing efforts in getting rid of match fixing and cheating in Dota 2’s competitive scene.