Indonesian Dota 2 team BOOM ID made a catastrophic error during a tournament that led viewers to openly wonder if they were throwing the match.
BOOM ID was in a match against Team Team at the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor when the error occurred.
The squads were engaged in a big team fight near BOOM ID’s Ancient, which was won by Team Team. Unbeknownst to seemingly the entire match, the AI creeps made their way through to Team Team’s Ancient as well as began to hack away.
Thanks to the creeps, which had Team Team’s Ancient at half health before BOOM ID’s was even attacked, BOOM ID was going to win the round. But unbelievably, the BOOM ID players said “GG” and forfeited the round.
The commentary team was left dumbfounded and were not sure if BOOM ID made the right decision, so they went back and checked the replay.
“Oh my God, they were winning the game,” said a stunned commentator during the replay. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen that.”
Unfortunately for BOOM ID, the mistake would prove costly. They would win the next game, which would have won them the match if the didn’t gg away game 1. Instead, they had to play a deciding game 3, which they lost to get knocked out of the tournament.