Omega Esports, a Philippine esports organization formed by PLDT and Smart, has been banned by Valve from all its sponsored tournaments and events.
As an update on the upcoming Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022 Winter Tour, Valve’s official Southeast Asia DPC League announced the ban on Twitter after Omega was found to have participated in match-fixing.
Omega’s five squad members—Prince Daculan, Ryniel Keit Calvez, Patt Piolo Dela Cruz, Van Jerico Manalaysay, and Dave Hiro Miyata—as well as organization coach Chris Ian Maldo—have been explicitly mentioned and banned from all Valve events.
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Following the announcement, only Daculan and Calvez remain as active Omega squad members. Team Execration, which recruited Manalaysay more than a week before the ban was announced, has been permitted to find a replacement player and continue competing in the Winter Tour.
BOOM Esports from Indonesia will be taking Omega’s slot in the Division I in SEA DPC as a result of the ban.