DOTA 2 Match-Fixing Shows E-Sports Still Learning From Real Sports

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Gaming network Starladder TV has handed out a number of serious punishments, including a lifetime ban, for a group of DOTA 2 players caught match-fixing for cash.

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It's alleged that Alexey 'Solo' Berezin, from the team roX.KIS, bet money on his own team losing a match, which they did in what's been described as a "suspiciously horrible performance".

While the match had no bearing on a competition, the seriousness of the transgression has led to some serious punishments handed out by Starladder. Berezin has been banned from the network for life, three of his teammates have been banned for 3 years and the team itself barred from competing for 12 months.

Before you go drawing too many paralells between this and match-fixing dramas in real sport, know that Berezin is alleged to have bet...$100. Making $322 off the loss.

Update: roX.KIS issues statement [joindota]

RoX.KIS с позором дисквалифицированы с SLTV [Starladder]

DISCUSSION

I got a DOTA 2 key and have played a few times, but can't seem to grasp any skills, I like the gameplay, but even reading some guides haven't helped me improve my skills, I get stomped everytime, it's sad, maybe this genre is not for me... :l