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Russian Dota 2 Player Admits To Match-Fixing


In a shocking revelation that has sent shockwaves through the Dota 2 community, professional player Arslan “xannii” Shadzhanov has admitted to being involved in match-fixing during the 2021/2022 competitive season. 

The scandal revolves around two matches that xannii allegedly agreed to manipulate in exchange for monetary gain. It was reported by escorenews.

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On June 15, 2022, during D2CL Season 12, xannii of Team Empire allegedly collaborated with an individual called Sensibility, who promised him $4.5k to intentionally lose three games. In the first match against YNT, xannii’s performance was questionable, marked by invoking “lags” at the game’s start – potentially to excuse his poor plays. 

The second match, part of the DPC Tour 3 in the 2021/2022 EEU Season on the following day, saw xannii’s Team Empire facing HYDRA. Despite initially leading, xannii’s sudden mid-game disconnection while playing Alchemist resulted in his team’s defeat.

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Xannii’s admission of guilt has left the Dota 2 community grappling with disappointment and betrayal. Fans who once supported him are now expressing their outrage on social media platforms, and fellow professional players are voicing their concerns about the integrity of competitive esports. 

Match-fixing not only undermines the spirit of fair play but also damages the credibility of the entire esports ecosystem.

The esports world had witnessed match-fixing scandals before, but the involvement of a player of xannii’s caliber has reignited the conversation about the need for stricter regulations, surveillance, and punishments to deter such actions in the future.

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