After The International 2022, Virtus Pro will completely rebuild their Eastern European organisation, and they recently revealed Koma' as their new carry player.
Ten players have been permanently barred from competing in Valve’s Dota 2 competitions as a result of cheating and rule violations during the Open Qualifiers for the Dota Pro Circuit 2023: Tour 1 by tournament organiser PGL. It was discovered that the banned gamers had shared accounts and impersonated players from other teams during tournament games, both of which are expressly forbidden in Valve events. Koma Virtus pro player banned in Tournament Games with ten other players for Account Sharing and False Identity
The players who have been permanently barred from participating in Valve events are Paradise, Keintseru, SuperNova, Illusion, Lilskrip, Koma, Chambl, Limitless, [T] SA, and deihra. The most prominent of these players is Kamil “Koma” Biktimirov (also known as “aggressive child”), who has been named the new carry for Virtus. Pro.
After The International 2022, Virtus Pro will completely rebuild their Eastern European organisation, and they recently revealed Koma’ as their new carry player. Prior to joining Luna Gaming, the player had previously played for a number of renowned Eastern European teams, including Winstrike Team. The group has not yet offered a response to the predicament. The carry players for Virtus Pro have drawn criticism in the past year, notably the time Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko drew pro-war symbols during a DPC match, which led to the company’s disqualification from a regional qualifier.
Impersonation is the act of pretending to be a member of a different team, whereas account sharing is the practice of utilising another player’s account to take part in a game or competition. Both tactics are outright forbidden in Dota 2 competitions, and Valve has previously taken a firm stance against them. By banning these ten competitors, Valve is sending a loud and obvious statement that it will not tolerate cheating or unfair play in its competitions. Given the potential severity of the penalties, it is anticipated that other participants will reconsider engaging in such actions in the future.
The impact of these suspensions on the teams and players involved is not yet known, but it is likely that they will experience considerable interruptions and difficulties as they attempt to recover and move on. The long-term consequences of these bans, however, might act as a deterrent for other players who might be considering engaging in like behaviour.