Dota 2 tournament East Power Cup was recognized as a scam, Chinese organizations stated. Team Aster, Invictus Gaming, Elephant, and others didn't consent to compete and use their brand, while all players were replaced by fake accounts.
Organizers had announced Aster, IG, EHOME, Elephant, SAG, RNG, Phoenix Gaming, and LBZS as competitors, but all teams denied their participation. Organizations intend to go to court for the illegal use of brand and player names.
Highly likely that East Power Cup may be a part of a gambling scam. For example, in the first match, SAG defeated Aster with a score of 34:7. All players accounts were created on July 26. Factual errors in the team's name and drafts were clearly observed.
East Power Cup the tournament takes place online from July 26 to August 1 with a $100,000 prize pool. Bookmakers have already closed the lines for the championship, the competition has also been removed from the Dota 2 client.