Top 3 controversies in the Dota 2 world
Dota 2 is a game full of action and drama. At first, you might get confused that where the drama can come from. However, when there is money involved, there is always drama. Let’s look at the top three controversies in the Dota 2 world.
The origin of 322
In the “Dota culture”, the term “322” came into existence with a cheating case. Alexei “Solo” Berezin, the young Russian played for the RoX organization back in 2013. While he was playing one of the tournaments with his team, he bet US $ 100 against them and played very badly on purpose. His team lost, but he won US $ 322.
“Solo” had initially kept it a secret from his team and eventually admitted that he placed the bet. Starladder, a very important tournament organizer in Eastern Europe, banned him for life. However, that was not the end of his career as Starladder commuted his ban to one year after reviewing his performance. Thats how he regained the respect of the community and was forgiven. Currently Solo is playing in Virtus.Pro. The player has given an amazing performance this year and already secured a direct invitation to The International.
Fun Fact: Solo never even got the money, he won.
ARROW GAMING Match-fixing
In the middle of a match for The Summit 2 competition, it was revealed that the Arrow Gaming team also participated in match-fixing practiced. As a result, the team was elimination from the competition. Arrow won the game against Invasion but lost to Can’t Say Wips.
Well known organizations like Beyond the Summit and Dota 2 Lounge (the largest betting site of Dota 2) investigated suspicious activity and determined that the Asian team lost on purpose against the Australian side of Can’t Say Wips in the Synergy League.
They created a new team called Team Redemption and apologized to the community. After a short period of time, they continued to perform in major tournaments. However, we now rarely see them playing in any official Valve tournament.
Envy Kicked out for not speaking Swedish
The story of “the main anime villain in Dota 2” began with a tragedy. In the fall of 2012, he participated in the creation of the European team No Tidehunter, together with the Statute “s4” Magnusson and Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg. Jackie himself played the support position and was happy. After several months of quite successful performances, the composition was still rotating, and the team became more and more Swedes. In February 2013, NTH decided that they do not need a Canadian under the pretext of “we want to communicate in Swedish”. Jonathan “Loda” Berg and the company replaced Jackie with Jerry “EGM” Lundquist. So the gold composition of Alliance was born and the “evil EternalEnvy” appeared.
EE himself repeatedly told how much it hurt him. After all, Jackie assembled the team and made it the first success. After then, they got rid of their captain for the dubious desire to speak the same language which can be considered as Racism. Envy even refused to shake hands with them in tournaments and tried to pass by Alliance to make sure that they communicate not in Swedish but in English.
Jackie never got a chance to play in The International 3 while Alliance became the champion.