Alexery ‘Solo’ Berezin who is apart of team ‘roX.KIS’ has received a lifetime ban from Dota 2 network Starladder TV after it was discovered that he allegedly bet on his team and threw the match.
Alexery has reported to have made $322 (DHS 1182.67) on egameringbets.com, betting on his team that they will lose. Although the incident did not seriously impact the sixth season of Starladder TV, the network felt it was a serious enough transgression to also ban three of Berezin’s teammates for three years each and the team itself for 12 months.
However, roX.KIS contested that they deliberately threw the match with a “suspiciously horrible performance”, in a statement earlier today.
The team “believes in the innocence of its players and staff” and feel that the “evidence base is very uncertain”.
The team alleges that IP of the transaction doesn’t match where Berezin lives and that egamingbets.com allows players to cash to any account as long as you have the ID. Berzin’s ID was publicly available as part of a donation drive.
Additionally, the team claims that since they “did not have any chances of getting to the Lan finals” the game was “just a formality”, explaining their poor performances.
“Solo and Rox team do not agree with these accusations and we continue to ask for a full investigation of this incident(with the help from Starladder judges, players and managers of Rox, and egamingbets). We look forward to understanding of this among our fans, and please do not make sudden conclusions.”
So what do you think? was $322 worth it to end up getting banned for life?