It is not unusual for professional Dota 2 players to be banned from their accounts, because many people report their accounts after the match. But this usually doesn’t happen during professional tournaments.
While training for the match at DreamLeague Season 13, new Fnatic coach Lee “SunBhie” Jeong-jae posted a video showing that one of his player accounts, Nuengnara “23savage” Teeramahanon, had been banned from playing. They find this strange and funny.
this toxic player from fnatic (rhymes with ?) banned haha bye bye ? pic.twitter.com/Zc6pUrX7Vv
— SunBhie (@SunBhieDota) January 21, 2020
The ban is known to occur in one of the team’s training sessions. When Fnatic was preparing for their training session against Team Secret, they experienced a slight problem.
Because his account was blocked, the coach noted that his Immortal ranking which showed him to be ranked in the world’s top 1,000 had been removed. When 23savage went to look for games, the Dota 2 client said that 23savage was banned until January 19, 2038.
Because this happened during Valve’s sponsored event, the settlement time to get his account back might be quickly resolved, but if not, it will negatively impact the team’s performance in the playoffs.
Fix this please 🙁 pic.twitter.com/bRBNBmUSEl
— TIMS (@TimsDOTA) January 21, 2020
The ban until “January 19, 2038” was also seen for other Dota players, because this was the exact date that was given to banned players, after several changes to the rules were added during the update in September 2019 on Find Match. Sanctions for this play ban include the following:
- Players with bad behavior scores.
- Breaking Steam’s ToS , which is about buying and selling accounts.
- Players who detected using exploits to benefit from other players.
This 20-year ban on playing has become a big talk in the community. It was quickly discovered that the only reason the date was shown was that it was the limit for what the Dota 2 server could handle in terms of numerical values.
It is unclear exactly why this happened to the 23Savage account, but in the same situation it also happened to two TNC Predator players around the same time.
TNC Kim “Gabbi” Villafuerte and Timothy “Tims” Randrup received the same notification when they entered their accounts, after today’s elimination match today. However, both players have confirmed that their account is no longer blocked.
Fnatic will face Secret on January 22, 2020 in one of the first round final bracket matches. The winners will compete against the winners of Natus Vincere vs Alliance, while the losers will go down to the lower bracket to face TNC.