“There is a high possibility that it will issue match-fixing charges occurring from the ongoing investigations.”

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

” ESIC problems sanctions versus 35 players for betting-related offenses & extends bans for 2 gamers previously sanctioned in October 2020,” ESIC reported. “ESIC will continue to investigate more offences in Australia, NA and Europe in cooperation with police.”

” Sanctions provided in today’s release are not for match-fixing,” the organisation adds. “Nevertheless, ESIC is of the view that there is a high possibility that it will release match-fixing charges occurring from the ongoing examinations, possibly consisting of against gamers sanctioned today.”

To fall foul of ESIC’s anti-corruption guidelines means players have either wager “on matches in ESIC member occasions”, wager “on an individual’s own matches in ESIC member occasions”, or bet “versus an individual’s own team in ESIC member events”.

Sanctions consist of extending the exemptions of two players that had actually currently been subjected to bans following a similar examination concluded last October; Akram ‘ADK’ Smida, previously of Rooster, saw his one-year restriction doubled to 2, while Darly ‘Mayker’ May, previously of Ground No, saw his 1 year expulsion tripled to 3 (thanks, PCGN).

Matthew ‘Jam’ Castro, Alvin ‘Gravinz’ Changgra, and Wilson ‘willyKS’ Sugianto have all undergone the maximum charge of five-year restrictions for the most outright rule violations.

ESIC includes that it has “referred the matter in its totality to law enforcement for examination”, and adds that a number of “non-player associates” have also been captured “in unfavorable wagering behaviours” and have actually been likewise referred for additional investigation.