The Chinese drama continued to appear on Weibo as Danche, a former Dota 2 caster but now PUBG streamer, accused xiao8 of match-fixing. The allegation said that ‘Mr. Eight’ earned “more than one million yuan” from betting against his team.
The exchange between Danche and xiao8 was a bit silly but revealed previously unresolved disagreements between the two sides.
Dache has no proof of his accusation even though he is the one who started the drama pointing directly at xiao8 and the “fake retirement”. Danche later retracted and apologized for his posts, including deleting some of them. Luckily, we were able to snap a photo before these posts were removed, and here’s what happened.
Danche accused xiao8 of faking his retirement to avoid being noticed and betting in the background.
“I am a person who dares to think and dare to speak. I watched the matches yesterday, maybe I don’t know the game well anymore but I feel like Chalice and xNova have some confusing handling. You might think that I said that just to spark drama. It’s ridiculous to hear this from someone who has won over a million yuan a year from match-fixing. People would know what he really is if they just think about why he faked his retirement and went back to the pro scene, and then fought hard to win a place at international events every year, knowing that I have no chance to win anymore.”
It seems that Danche’s accusation is somewhat true, as xiao8 himself admits to betting on Dota 2 matches, but he emphasizes that he never puts a dime in his team’s matches. .
“Yes, I have bet dota2 before. But I swear on my life that I was never involved in match-fixing. Or bet anything on your matches. So, Mr. Danche, who can’t tell, give us some concrete evidence.”
“I posted an apology for the bet back in 2013 when I was still playing for Tongfu, because I realized it was unethical for a professional player. And I swear I never bet a game in my professional career. How is it possible to slander others like that?”
Danche reconfirmed that he had no evidence in his allegation. But also swore on his own life that xiao was indeed involved in match-fixing.
“You can feel at ease right now because I don’t have any symptoms. But I know for sure that he bets on his games and gets over a million a year from it. I swear on my life you did it. We all know you are very brave when it comes to bets.”
For some reason, Danche deleted the previous posts and apologized for commenting on Chalice and xNova’s tackles, but still kept his stance on accusing Xiao8 of match-fixing.
“Sorry about today’s drama. Yeah, I did it to let people know I’m still interested in Dota2. And I was wrong to criticize a player or two when it was clearly a foul play. But I know for sure that you (Xiao8) bet your match, and I really want to give proof, but I can’t. Or you can find a lawyer and sue me, and we’ll see what happens next.”
Apparently, xiao8 was not satisfied with this answer and he continued to ask Danche to give witness to the community but Danche never responded.
Several famous Dota2 people commented on this drama, however they all leaned towards xiao8 and said “he’s not that kind of person”.
The drama started with a normal Weibo post from Bai “rOtk” Fan. roTk criticized Chalice’s ability to compete with Tidehunter in game four against Mineski at the DAC 2018 finals.
“Unfortunately, another Chinese team lost in the final, all teams are improving. Too bad Tidehunter played like Yang in game 4, otherwise LGD probably won the series 3:1. Unfortunately for fy and Maybe, they played really well.”
This was just a casual post, but things got tense when Danche responded.
“If he (rOtk) had played Tidehunter that game, he would have carried Lion and won the cup. LGD’s offlane and hard support lost 2 tiers to the other LGD members, and they were entitled to make it to the finals.”
Xiao8 seemed annoyed by Danche’s comment and replied in a short sentence.
Mr. Danche, do you understand what Dota is?
Danche responded that xiao8 was involved in match-fixing.
“I thought you were someone who wanted to have a serious discussion, but it turns out that you are also a hater who uses the logic of ‘You don’t play Dota anymore so you know what to say’ to get people to attack me. Seriously, you know more about Dota than I do. And I’m sure you don’t just know about the game, but also the outside of the game.”
At this point, xiao8 continues to reason with Danche.
“First of all, it wasn’t the fault of one or two players in the loss, and if you really want to know how LGD lost, you can watch my analysis video yesterday. I can understand that you want to start a drama to gain popularity and attention, but don’t blame the rookie. In my opinion, every LGD player had good tackles and bad tackles yesterday, like Maybe’s Shadow Fiend, Ame’s Anti-mage, and fy’s Rubick.”
rOtk realized that things were getting out of control so he tried to post another post to calm the heat.
“The only reason I posted before was to express my regrets for fy and Maybe. As a Tidehunter player, I know Chalice underperformed that day. But that doesn’t mean he’s the only one to blame. We have very few pro players and I believe all of them are dedicated to their work. So it’s over here, just improve and play better next time.”
But it seems like Danche doesn’t want to stop the drama there. He continued to post weibo, along with the first one to wage war on xiao8.
“As an outsider, if the whole community thinks I’m trying to create drama to get attention, so be it. My words will not hurt Chalice anymore. But xiao8 asked the community to attack me, LMAO. I’ve spent 10 years on this game, of course, I still haven’t made a big contribution to the community, but I’ve stayed true to my ideals over the years and haven’t done anything wrong. I understand that you (rOtk) do not want to tell the truth that you are still involved in Dota2. But I believe you do.”
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