Whoops, turns out wagering on your own CS: GO tournament matches will get you in a hell of a lot of problem with the Esports Stability Commission. Who knew?

The ESIC has today announced sanctions against 35 Australian CS: GO gamers who breached its Anti-Corruption Code, hot on the heels of the 7 who got sanctions back in October 2020. Two players who were approved in 2015 have likewise had their restrictions extended.

Today’s sanctions have actually been released for players who bank on matches in ESIC member occasions, including on their own matches or their group’s matches. The bans vary from a “level one” 12-month restriction for gamers who bank on matches, all the method up to a level 5 60-month ban for worsened betting against their own group. (You can find the full list of names and restrictions here).

” Sanctions provided in today’s release are not for matching-fixing,” the esports watchdog added. “However, ESIC is of the view that there is a high possibility that it will issue match-fixing charges emerging from the continuous examinations, possibly including against players sanctioned today.”

The sanctions come near completion of a two-year examination by the ESIC, which has been analyzing match-fixing in Australia, America and Europe for 24 months (through Dexerto). Things actually could be ready to get a lot even worse for those included, nevertheless, as in addition to the continuing examinations, the whole matter is being referred to law enforcement “for additional examination”. The ESIC likewise found collusive behaviour by “close associates” of the gamers included who are not under ESIC jurisdiction. These third parties are being described police, and might get caught out for remaining in breach of criminal law.

The sanctions come near the end of a long investigation by the ESIC, which has been taking a look at match-fixing in Australia, America and Europe for 24 months (by means of Dexerto).

“It is crucially important that expert players (at the extremely least) avoid placing bets on the video game from which they earn an income in order to protect the stability of the esports landscape globally and reduce the potential for bad stars to make the most of our sport,” the ESIC stated in its main declaration.

Back in September, 37 CS: GO coaches were given bans for exploiting a bug which enabled spectating gamers to have a birds-eye view of the map, hence providing their team an unreasonable benefit (via Dexerto). Looks like the ESIC really has its work cut out for it.