A European Dota 2 stack called Burjui, participating in the DreamLeague Season 14 DPC EU Lower Division, has been disqualified, and all their opponents have been handed wins. Tournament organizer DreamHack disqualified the squad from the tournament, following an investigation which found a positive COVID-19 test result was, in fact, forged.
Burjui disqualified due to fake COVID-19 test
In an announcement by DreamHack, it was revealed what happened to Burjui during the DPC EU Lower Division.
In special circumstances, a team can use a substitute for more than the allowed four matches per season. Burjui already used up their four matches, and recently filed a request to replace one of their players.
According to DreamHack, the team provided a medical document of a positive COVID-19 test result, which does constitute a "special circumstance".
DreamHack conducted an investigation into this request for an emergency transfer after previous information provided by the team conflicted with the transfer request.
DreamHack explains: "During the course of the investigation, we asked for additional information and evidence to clarify the situation to which the team declined.
"At the same time, the positive COVID-19 test result was inspected and its authenticity checked, and it was discovered that the document was forged."
Due to this disqualification, all the team's matches are void. There will be no format change to the DreamLeague Season 14 DPC EU Lower Division.
The bottom two teams in the Lower Division get eliminated. Therefore, Meta4Pro (who withdrew) and Dota 2 team Burjui, will be the two teams eliminated.
With millions of people passing away to COVID-19 across the globe, faking a positive COVID-19 test result is, to put it extremely lightly, in very poor taste. Good job for spotting it, DreamHack!