BetBoom Team’s 2-0 victory against Tundra Esports in the Bali Major Upper Bracket Quarterfinals has been reversed after the Russian team was found guilty of violating the rules
The path of BetBoom Team in the final Dota 2 major of the season took an unexpected detour as they encountered a technical defeat in their matchup against Tundra Esports.
The organizers made their ruling based on compelling evidence that emerged, clearly indicating that a member of the BetBoom Team had violated competitive rules.BetBoom will drop to the Lower Bracket, while Tundra will take their place in the Upper Bracket Semifinals.
BetBoom vs Tundra from yesterday has now been defaulted to a loss for BetBoom who will drop down to the Lower Bracket to face Azure Ray later today. Tundra will be moving ahead in the Upper Bracket to face Team Liquid. #BaliMajor #DPC #Dota2
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) July 6, 2023
The ruling was prompted by a rule violation committed by Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko, the offlaner of BetBoom Team. During a lengthy pause in the match, Pure tuned into the stream of Alexander “Nix” Levin.
Pure watched Nix’s stream during yesterday’s game vs Tundra, which is strictly prohibited by rules.
UP TO DISQUALIFICATION.
Yet, 9Pandas’ CSO Inverno says 33 did the same and Liquid even left their room during pauses.
Yo, admins, where you at? pic.twitter.com/3T7hHE1mOZ
— Arseny Kuzminsky (@_koozya) July 6, 2023
Dota 2 players are strictly prohibited from watching the official stream of a match while actively participating in it. his rule exists to deter any form of cheating. By tuning into the official stream, players can exploit a wealth of information, including insights into the opposing team's hero choices and strategic maneuvers. Such an advantage, if obtained illicitly, can tilt the balance of the match significantly, jeopardizing the principles of fair play and sportsmanship.
The Dota 2 community has witnessed notable incidents in the past where players faced repercussions for watching the official stream during matches. In 2015, Peruvian Dota 2 outfit Union Gaming were handed a six-month ban, after it was proved that r the Union Gaming players watching a Dota 2 stream during a crucial Canada Cup match against Team Fire.