After previously, the MPL-PH Committee gave strict sanctions to the Blacklist International, OHEB players with a ban for 2 matches and a fine of $500 USD, once again the MPL-PH event was made busy again. That’s because the two teams participating in MPL-PH were caught doing match fixing when competing.
Of course, the behavior shown by the two teams will tarnish MPL-PH’s image in the esports world. In the end, the Nexplay EVOS and Omega Esports teams received a cash penalty of IDR 42 million.
Like what match fixing What do Nexplay EVOS and Omega Esports do? Here have Gamedaim Sports summarize the information below.
Deliberately Doing Match Fixing
When the two met each other in the Regular Season MPL-PH Week 7 Day 3 round, it was seen that the two teams did not play seriously. This can be seen during the first clash, Nexplay EVOS deliberately compacted using Battle Spell Flameshot. Meanwhile, in the next match, the Omega Esports team let their base be destroyed by the minions.
When viewed from the standings, at that time Nexplay EVOS was in third position in the standings. Meanwhile, Omega Esports is below it at 4th position in the standings. In the Playoffs later, for whichever team loses, the team will face the International Blacklist.
The absence of OHEB, which was suspended for two matches by the MPL-PH Committee, seemed to make both teams want to deliberately give up in order to meet Blacklist International in the next round.
Getting Strict Sanctions by MPL-PH
For violating the Competitive Integrity, Nexplay EVOS and Omega Sports will be penalized in the form of a fine of $ 3000 or Rp. 42 million. In addition, the players involved in the match will not take part in the MPL-PH Season 8 personal awards.
Nexplay EVOS players who are no longer eligible to be part of the MPL-PH Season 8 personal awards are Yawi, Renejay, YellyHaze, Dogie, and H2wo. Meanwhile, the players from the Omega Esports team are Hito, Raizen, Dian, Allidap, and Z4pnu.
The MPL-PH Committee emphasized that competitive integrity is one of the core values in navigating the league. Each team or player must adhere to the rulebook and guidelines as set forth in it, and they must take full ownership and accountability for what they have done.