HitmaN ban stuns Dynamo
Dynamo's matches in ESEA Invite have been overtuned after Dallas "HitmaN" Micks was caught cheating.
The North American community woke up on Sunday to the news that Dynamo, one of the top teams in the continent, had seen all of their matches overturned after one of their players, Dallas "HitmaN" Micks, had been caught cheating.
Dynamo were sitting third in the league, with a 5-4 record, and looked like a serious candidate to reach the LAN finals after defeating teams like United5, complexity and Frost Gaming.
At first, it was thought that Dynamo would be marked dead in the league, but ESEA has now made it clear that the Canadian team will still be able to play out the remainder of the competition.
"All of our members were completely unaware of this as we have attended lans with him and did notice anything that was worth questioning online,” Damien "daps" Steele told HLTV.org.
"We would like to take this time to apologize to our fans and supporters as well as anyone that may have been negatively affected by HitmaN. Being in the position that we were makes this even sting more as we were sitting comfortably in 3rd place of ESEA-Invite.
"All of our matches that have already been played will be forfeited regardless of whether HitmaN cheated in those specific matches or not.
"ESEA has allowed us to continue in Invite for the remainder of the season with an 0-9 record with the best possible outcome being a 7-9 finish which has an extremely low chance of making the lan event at the end of the season."
Meanwhile, Dynamo have confirmed that they are in the market for two new players to replace not only Micks but also Cory "STATUTORY_APE" Bate, who has joined Power Players Club.
Dynamo currently have the following players:
Damien "daps" SteeleMichael "miKnutty" VitaternaDarren "snk" Cooper