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Valve Resets 17,000 Dota 2 Accounts For Abusing Matchmaking

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Valve seems to be cleaning up Steam a bit, not only announcing new improvements coming in 2019 today but also by recently banning over 600,000 CS: GO accounts. Dota 2 doesn’t have the same cheating problem CS: GO does, but that doesn’t mean things are perfect. In Dota 2, its more about smurf accounts and those who buy high-ranked accounts, basically abusing the matchmaking system. That’s why Valve has reset 17,000 Dota 2 accounts that were found to be abusing the game’s matchmaking system.

Related: CS: GO Bans Reached An All-Time High After The Game Went Free-to-Play

To some Dota 2 players, MMR matters more than life itself and that’s why some players buy high-ranked accounts to show off or play with others way above their actual skill bracket. Then, you also get smurfs, who create new accounts to crush new players at low skill ratings. Both of these actions do affect the Dota 2 matchmaking system, which is probably why Valve announced that they did reset roughly 17,000 Dota 2 accounts recently.

In a short but sweet announcement, Valve explained that:

We reset roughly 17,000 accounts that were found to be abusing matchmaking to get into ranked. These techniques were mostly used by smurfs or account buyers.

In other Dota 2 news, the True Sight documentary focusing on The International 2018 will be shown tonight for the first time at 21:00 South African time and you can tune in to Steam TV here to watch it. Valve explained that:

Join world champions OG and a sold-out crowd as they broadcast live from the Nordisk Film Cinema Palads in Copenhagen, Denmark for the world premiere of True Sight — The International 2018. Tune in live on Tuesday, January 15 from 11:00am PST, with hosts Kaci and PyrionFlax, to journey behind the scenes of OG’s epic five-game clash against PSG.LGD, to be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience and the champs themselves.

Last year, Dota fans around the world watched as history took place in Vancouver. Now it’s time to look back and see exactly how the story unfolded.

It’s great to see Valve resetting accounts of those found smurfing or even purchasing accounts. This is a great step in an attempt to clean up the Dota 2 matchmaking and hopefully, they will reset even more accounts going forward.

Will you be tuning in to watch True Sight tonight and what do you think about all those Dota 2 accounts being reset? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Co-Editor at Glitched Africa
Wessel is Glitched Africa's Resident Afrikaans Guy (RAG) with a passion for all things esports, cats and gaming in general. Dota 2 addict, Dark Souls veteran and all around geek.
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