May 16, 2021

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35 pro CS:GO players have been banned for “betting-related offences”

A number of professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players have been punished for breaching the Esports Integrity Commission’s – ESIC – anti-corruption rules.

“ESIC issues sanctions against 35 players for betting-related offences & extends bans for 2 players previously sanctioned in October 2020,” ESIC reported. “ESIC will continue to investigate further offences in Australia, NA and Europe in cooperation with law enforcement.”

“Sanctions issued in today’s release are not for match-fixing,” the organisation adds. “However, ESIC is of the view that there is a high possibility that it will issue match-fixing charges arising from the ongoing investigations, potentially including against players sanctioned today.”

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