ViCi Gaming fined Dota 2 coach Bai "rOtK" Fan​ Monday for 100,000 Chinese Yuan, or roughly $14,466, following his comments disparaging fellow Dota 2 team PSG.LGD. ViCi Gaming has also indefinitely banned him from streaming.


In a Monday stream on Chinese streaming platform DouyuTV, rOtk could be heard swearing about and insulting the other team for having cost him money by losing a match he had bet on. Outcry immediately spread over rOtk's betting on other ​Dota matches, an offense Valve considers worthy of a lifetime ban.

ViCi Gaming's statement claims rOtk had not placed a bet, citing a bank statement of his showing no change. The bank statement does not eliminate the possibility of rOtk's gambling, however, as it remains possible he used a second account.


ViCi Gaming's punishment is being interpreted by some as a pre-empting of Valve's own potential ban, indicating the team would take responsibility for the coach's actions.


This is the second controversy to rock the Dota world following the scandal around Carlo "Kuku" Pala and Andrei "Skemberlu" Ong ​using racially derogatory terms against Chinese opponents. Kuku ​took a personal leave from the team Saturday in the wake of the controversy.


Photo courtesy of ViCi Gaming