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Six CS: GO Players Arrested For Alleged Match-Fixing

Just like traditional sport, esports has its low points and one of the biggest issues surrounding esports is match-fixing, something we’ve seen from the days of the original Starcraft. Now, six men have been arrested in Australia for CS: GO match-fixing. These men, ranging from ages 19-22, were arrested for match-fixing at least five CS: GO games, but the arrests didn’t come easy.

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The six men were only arrested after a five-month investigation into possible CS: GO match-fixing activities. The investigation started after an unnamed betting agency reported suspicious activity surrounding some matches. Then, warrants to search the residence of the accused were issued and the police arrested them.

The men arrested for CS: GO match-fixing allegedly placed bets on their own matches and threw those matches, affecting another 20 bets in the process. According to GamesIndustry.biz, assistant commissioner Neil Paterson explained that:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33ff36″ class=”” size=”22″] Esports is really an emerging sporting industry and with that will come the demand for betting availability on the outcomes of tournaments and matches. It’s important that police and other agencies within the law enforcement, gaming and betting industries continue to work together to target any suspicious activity. These warrants also highlight that police will take any reports of suspicious or criminal activity within esports seriously, and we encourage anyone with information to come forward. [/perfectpullquote]

The accused men could face up to 10 years in prison for their actions. At the time of writing, however, they have been released after a police interview, but they are subject to further questioning.

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