The attacks started on April 14. Many teams such as Dignitas, Evil Geniuses and Kaipi were affected. 17173 said they were trying to resolve the problem under the guide of Valve’s technician. “Over the past few days, the G-1 Western Qualifiers has been the subject of DDoS attacks from unknown sources, which has caused players to continuously disconnect and made it impossible to carry out the competition.” G1 organizer said on Reddit, “In light of the current situation, 17173 has decided to postpone the Western Qualifiers while waiting for a technical solution, possibly from Valve.” We have prepared anti-attack guide for all the teams in western qualifiers. And after communicating with Valve, we will report details of the unidentified attack of G1 League.
In Sunday’s match, players from Evil Geniuses disconnected from the game, unable to reconnect. And eventually the win was given to Absolute Legends after a long pause. Absolute Legends had the advantage at the time of the attack.
Though no attack source is confirmed, an anonymous user alleged admission of guilt through a post on 4Chan. He said he was not doing this for league, but he had a 20k bet on QPandas. That was speculated. However, the problem is how can the organizer of G1 prevent the next attack? This is not the first tournament suffered DDOS attacks. Organizers and team leaders have to protect players’ IP more carefully.
Now, after communicating with Valve, we decided to stream the matches of EU and NA regions at 4 PM on April 23. Please watch it at that time. Thanks for your support to G1 Champions League.