Newbee, faith and moogy receive lifetime ban from Valve

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

After being accused of match-fixing in May 2020, Valve bans Newbee and their lineup at the time including Faith and Moody from all Valve events for life. 

Newbee's fall from grace last May was devastating for the Chinese scene and fans. The TI7 runner up organization was accused of match-fixing in the last Minor qualifiers of DPC 2020 season. At the time Chinese tournament organizers banned them from participating in events but Valve had not weighed in on the subject. Until now. 

Besides Newbee once being titans of Dota 2 scene, Zeng "Faith" Hongda and Xu "Moogy" Han were part of the TI7 runner up team. Faith also was part of iG when they won The International 2

About 18 months ago China started to crack down and began taking some active measures against and regarding those that are allegedly involved. 

Despite the lifetime bans that have been applied by Valve starting in 2016, match-fixing still seems to rear its ugly head from time to time. Take a look at our deep dive into the subject HERE


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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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