The aggressive Dota 2 world was shaken by Valve’s ban hammer on Dec. 18. Following up on shut investigations, the developer handed out 10 lifetime bans to gamers who had been discovered responsible of account sharing in official matches, together with Virtus Professional’s newest place one participant, Kamil “Koma`” Biktimirov. Following his ban, Koma launched a press release yesterday relating to the matter within the hopes of receiving a lighter sentence since he’s presently completely banned from collaborating in all Valve and PGL occasions, a career-ending state of affairs. “I made a mistake and listened to the persuasions of different folks,” Koma stated. “I performed an official match with one other account, hoping to obtain prize cash. I admit my guilt and apologize to your complete group, particularly to VP followers.” The 20-year-old carry participant expressed that he had been hiding this truth from the group, hoping that nobody would ever discover out since he wished to affix the ranks of VP. Although his dream of becoming a member of the staff got here true, Koma’s previous additionally got here again to hang-out him. The younger carry ended his assertion by asking for a decreased sentence from Valve. Whereas Valve is but to launch a follow-up announcement on the matter, VP’s CEO Nikolai Petrossian expressed his disappointment whereas assuring followers that the membership will prioritize truthful play, integrity, and sportsmanship above all else. Even if Koma’ had made that deadly mistake earlier than becoming a member of @virtuspro, the membership strongly condemns any manipulations in skilled esports, which undermine public belief to the esports business. Hope these powerful sanctions will train a lesson to everybody.— Nikolai Petrossian (@npetrosyan) December 18, 2022 Valve typically refrains from releasing any proof in such disciplinary instances, however statements from a number of events point out that the account sharing might need occurred earlier than Koma signed with VP. In the case of aggressive integrity, nonetheless, DPC guidelines are fairly clear on the matter and the punishments. Alongside Koma, 9 different gamers had been additionally banned resulting from account sharing, and there have been others sharing their facet of the story. In a current interview with escorenews, Yaroslav “Limitless” Parshin described the entire state of affairs as a silly mistake that arose resulting from greed and the hardships of dwelling a life depending on prize cash. In keeping with Limitless’ statements, one of many gamers, phantasm, may merely have been within the improper place on the improper time. On account of ongoing energy outages and web troubles in Ukraine, phantasm’s account particulars had been within the palms of his shut buddies and teammates on S9. Luna Gaming members purportedly used his account with out his data in a match match, a state of affairs that will probably be comparatively tough to show within the eyes of Valve.