2 Event ‘Vodoo League’ Caught Hosting Fake Matches
Vodoo League, a minor online 2 event that concluded last August 2, was caught by various organizations falsifying matches and match results. The tournament reportedly tried to host online games without the actual participants.
The event endorsed itself as a minor 2 event featuring rosters of semi-professional players in a tier-three tournament and a $7,500 prize pool. Vodoo League easily gained popularity because of its lineup of semi-professional 2 teams. But unfortunately, the event was one of the worst examples of esports scams. Similar to the recent NA Summer Shuffle tournament last month, Vodoo League hosted matches with unaffiliated players and fake team accounts in multiple series.
Three of the organizations in the roster of participants noticed the lineup and released a statement right away. Semi-professional 2 teams NOVA, Team Solid, and Meta4Pro commented on the issue and confirmed that none of their handled teams are actually playing in the then-ongoing Vodoo League matches. Solid and NOVA are even playing in the group stages of Bet 2 Cup during that time. They were informed of the match results while in the league.
NOVA’s organization denied their participation in the event, saying: “Due to the recent news related to the Voodoo League tournament, we believe that we should express our position: We have nothing to do with the matches that are currently taking place in the Voodoo League. We have not played any matches in this tournament for the last 3 days. who created our team and put the official nicknames of our players. These players specifically lose matches by earning on bets.”
Meta4Pro Sports Director Igor Zverev, meanwhile, went as far as investigating Vodoo League’s legitimacy: “There are a lot of reasons for refusing to participate in this league. There are more than reasons to participate in it. Initially, plus or minus, everyone understood that the situation here was rather strange. There is no website, no VK group, no information about sponsors and partners. of this league, it is not clear where the money is allocated from, what bookmaker’s office, or some other sponsor. This gives an understanding that something is wrong.”