In a recent publication by Dota 2, it permanently banned over 40,000 accounts caught cheating using third-party software. The software is suspected to provide intel that is not visible during normal gameplay.
Given that Dota 2 prioritized the implicit issue and the players using such tricks will be permanently banned, says Dota 2. In this context, the released patch fixes all known issues associated with this cheat.
“This patch created a honeypot: a section of data inside the game client that would never be read during normal gameplay, but that could be read by these exploits.”
Dota developers further write that the accounts banned today well deserved the punishment as the intel they accessed from the secret area was accurate.
In upcoming words, developers added that the fight with the cheaters is a continuous clash, but that takes place behind the curtains. However, the reason behind publishing the report is to set a visible example, making a firm stand for Valve Corporation.
“If you are running any application that reads data from the Dota client as you’re playing games, your account can be permanently banned from playing Dota.”
Given above can be considered as a direct warning even to professional players in tournaments as well.