The Korea-based Filipino cyber players known as “RAVE team” took home around 6.6 million pesos (approximately $150,000) in the DOTA 2 Asian Championships (DAC). The Team Rave lost to Chinese team ‘Big God‘ in the 5th-place match-up and ends in 5th place in the best-of-3 fight. But that game was surrounded with controversy due to allegations of cheating by at least two BG members. Controversy arises when BG’s “Burning” and “xiao8” took off their soundproof headphones and listened to the game sounds and the Chinese game commentators (anchors) which, apparently, can be heard inside the teams’ booths.
Sixteen of the best DOTA 2 e-sports teams in the world joined the competition in a bid to win the lion’s share of a P130-million ($2.94 million) prize pool.
DOTA 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game where two teams of players attempt to assault and destroy an opposing team’s main base.
Credit: Dota 2 Philippines
BG vs. Rave @ DAC 2015