Team Newbee is a Chinese Esports organization founded back in 2014. Newbee is a pretty known entity in the whole Dota 2 competitive scene with one TI title under their belt.
They also received accolades on many international and local tournaments where they competed against the best Dota 2 teams around the world. In a surprise announcement, Valve suddenly revealed that Team Newbee along with their entire roster is banned from participating in all events hosted by Valve.
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Their ban is effective as of January 1st, 2021 meaning from the start of this new year Team Newbee is officially banned from Dota 2 altogether.
Valve bans Team Newbee
The main reason behind the ban was match-fixing. Valve did a proper investigation regarding the recent match-fixing allegation. Upon finding solid proof of such misconduct, Valve decided to officially ban Team Newbee from all future events hosted by Valve.
Suffice to say that the entire Dota 2 scene is in shock after hearing the news. The reaction ranged from disappointment to anger in some instances. Team Newbee is yet to give any official statement regarding the ban.
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We will update this article with more information regarding the ban as soon as new information comes to light.