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Former pro player’s Facebook, Steam accounts hacked; alleged match-fixing details leaked

08:10 PM April 05, 2017

At around 1AM on Wednesday, April 5, screenshots of chat logs between local players surfaced on Facebook. The photos were uploaded on Execration’s Fernando “Nando” Mendoza’s account, which seemed to have been hacked. Nando spoke with Esports Inquirer and according to him, he currently has no control over his social media accounts. He also said that his Steam account has been hacked as well.

The former Execration pro is looking towards remedies to help him solve the predicament.

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The hacker uploaded screenshots of conversations dating back to 2015, which seem to show conversations about match fixing. The conversations were between Nando and other local Dota 2 players Paul “P-” De Leon and Erice “Erice” Guerra and dropped names of several other players.

The conversations show De Leon asking Mendoza to convince his team captain Kimuel “Kim0” Rodis to throw a game for money. De Leon says that he is only a middleman, a “salestalker,” and that a certain Mito will pay $1000. De Leon mentions players Jayjay “Yaj” Garan and Champ (ChampoOy), and said that they accepted a similar deal.

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In the conversations with Erice Guerra, Guerra mentions that players Chino and Jacko were all involved in match fixing during WESG. Chino and Jacko’s names also came up in the conversation with De Leon. Jacko Soriano was involved in a previous match-fixing scandal in 2014.  Guerra mentioned that that had not yet received their WESG winnings because of the situation.

If the allegations prove to be true, involved parties may be facing severe consequences. In 2013, Alexei “Solo” Berezin bet against his own team for $322, hence the term “322” being used by the community to refer to match throwing. Berezin received a 12-month ban.

Because of the nature of the information leaked and the ethical situation, EsportsINQ will not be sharing the conversations. We are also trying to get in contact with Fernando Mendoza. Stay tuned for updates.

 

Feature photo image from Vice

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