Simply when it seemed like issues couldn’t get any worse for Knights, who have been accused of using map hacks in Chinese DPC matches and are presently being investigated, Ukrainian Dota 2 caster V1lat claims he’s discovered proof they have been additionally concerned in a match-fixing scandal.
Having already certified for the Lima Main, Knights performed in opposition to EHOME on Feb. 2 with nothing to realize and misplaced the collection in straight units. However whereas that isn’t incriminating inside itself, V1lat stated he spoke to the bookmaker of a preferred betting web site and was reportedly advised an “unnormal sum of money” was positioned on EHOME profitable the second recreation.
The percentages of Knights profitable began at 1.25 however shot as much as 3.24 because the match was about to start, he continued. V1lat claims the info additionally revealed a spike in bets wagered on the variety of kills being odd on one facet and even on the opposite, which ended up occurring, main him to imagine the “match was mounted.”
He stated it’s not the one time it’s occurred within the Chinese language DPC this season both, and pointed the finger at Daybreak Gaming, who he described as “some of the corrupt groups on this planet.”
It looks as if he’s not the one one who suspects foul play. In response to a report from Cybersport.RU, Ukrainian analyst STORM is satisfied he’s onto one thing, too, insisting it was “an impudent 322”—a time period used locally to explain throwing and match-fixing—that “spat within the faces of the organizers, viewers, guidelines and Valve itself.”
STORM took it upon himself to contact Excellent World, the organizers of the Chinese language DPC, hoping that the “nonsense won’t go unnoticed” and that one thing will likely be performed to uphold the integrity of aggressive Dota 2.
Dot Esports has reached out to each Excellent World and Knights for a response on the reported allegations. As of publication, neither has responded to requests.