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PSG.LGD Hands xiao8 Suspension for 30 days, launch internal investigation

PSG.LGD has suspended Dota 2 coach Zhang”xiao8“Ning for 30 days as a result of being negatively affected by recent betting allegations that have affected the organization’s reputation. After the final loss of PSG.LGD at The International 10 (TI10), the ex-wife of xiao8 has accused him of gambling and even betting against his Team, but these claims have not been proven so far, however, PSG.LGD has now revealed in a statement posted on its Weibo account that it is investigating the matter with a monitoring center and Valve.The Chinese organization did not mention the results of the investigation, but it has temporarily suspended xiao8 because the damage the public perception of this controversy has done to its brand.

PSG.LGD suspends xiao8 due to trademark damage due to his betting controversy

PSG.LGD posted on Weibo on December 2, 2021 that, after a month of preparation, it was possible to set up an inspection center by November 24, 2021. A director of investigations has been hired and the aim of the center is to eliminate any improper conduct. which compromises the principle of fair play. The center is independently run, as noted by PSG.LGD.

Furthermore, after the xiao8 betting controversy attracted a lot of public attention, PSG.LGD mentioned that they have asked Valve to investigate the audio and visuals of the TI10 final. The testing center also conducted an investigation after all players completed the required safety procedures after arriving in China from Romania.

PSG.LGD’s statement ended without giving any details about the investigation or findings by Valve or the monitoring center. However, it was revealed that xiao8 was suspended for 30 days due to the damages suffered by the organization’s brand due to his personal reasons.

While these accusations are already bold in themselves, the controversy has grown even hotter because of what happened during TI10’s big final loss. In TI10, Magnus was the featured hero of Team Spirit’s offlaner team Magomed.”Collapse“Khalilov, but PSG.LGD decided not to ban him in the 5th and final game, and ultimately lost. In the eyes of many in the community, PSG.LGD would have won if they had only banned champions instead of champions. The fact that PSG.LGD lost at the end led many to blame xiao8 for letting the hero pass, as he played a key role in drafting the heroes. , the community has considered this as one of the reasons to believe in them.

Furthermore, several PSG.LGD players have stated on social media, after the TI10 final loss, that playing against Magnus was a collective decision, as opposed to just xiao8.

So far, PSG.LGD has no plans to compete in any December 2021 events. China’s 2021-22 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Tournament has been delayed and it will only start on January 2022. The first series of PSG.LGD will take place on January 3, 2022 against Team Aster, so xiao8’s 30-day hiatus will end at that time.

(Translation Translate DeepL)

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