Nexplay Evos and Omega Esports, two giants of the Mobile Legends world were fined by the MPL Philippines Operating Committee with a huge amount over the controversial and unethical activities between the two teams on the last day of the regular season.
During Nexplay VS Omega’s MPL-PH Season 8 Game 1 and 2 on Week-7: Day 3, there were concerns raised about both teams’ competitive integrity. This had a negative effect on the community, which harmed the league and all eight teams involved. The league revealed the findings of its investigations just days after the strange series between Nexplay and Omega, in which both teams used unusual strategies and scored decisive victories in the above-mentioned matches.
The consequence of the incident led the MPL to fine both Nexplay and Omega with over ₱150,000 ($2960) penalty due to the violation of sections 18.104.22.168 Competitive Integrity and 12.1.5 Professional Manner.
Details of the Sections violated
22.214.171.124 Competitive Integrity
“Teams are expected to play at their best at all times within any MPL Game and to avoid any behavior inconsistent with the principles of good sportsmanship, honesty, or fair play. For the sake of clarity, team composition and the pick/ban phase will not be considered when determining whether this rule has been violated.”
12.1.5 Professional Manner
“Players are expected to compete in a professional manner. Throwing a match, halting play without cause, or showing a flagrant lack of effort will be construed as a violation of player conduct, and will result in match penalties, forfeit and disqualification from the League.”
In addition to the fines, the players from both NXPE and Omega have been disqualified from Season 8’s personal award selections and serious warnings were issued from the committee.
- Tristan “Yawi” Cabrera
- Renejay “RENEJAY” Barcase
- John Paul “H2wo” Salonga
- Jeniel “YellyHaze” Bata-Anon
- Setsuna “Dogie” Ignacio
- Robert Remar “Hito” Candoy
- Christian “Raizen” Sumagui
- Billy “Z4pnu” Alfonso
- Dian “Dian” Cruz
- Romiere “Allidap” Padilla
Nexplay’s Dogie is also fined ₱25,000 separately along with the suspension from Nexplay’s next two matches due to the display of a prohibited pose after the match.
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