These gamers have been suspended for one year and might likewise face legal issues in Australia.

The Esports Stability Commission (ESIC) has suspended seven ESEA MDL Australia CS: GO gamers for one year due to putting bets on ESEA MDL Australia matches, including their own, ESIC revealed today.

The bans were released since result of a joint examination performed by ESIC and ESEA. Furthermore, ESIC found that numerous associates of the upseting gamers likewise put bets on matches involving them. Further details about this will be exposed in the future given that the wagering activities of those individuals are still under examination.

The prohibited players originate from 4 teams contending in the present season of ESEA MDL Australia: Ground Absolutely No, LAKERS, Rooster, and Rooster 2. Here are all the seven Australian players prohibited by ESIC.

The players were found to be in violation of ESIC’s anti-corruption code, article 2.2, which states that any person with significant involvement in a variety of video games may not position a bet on any of the games in which she or he is involved. It’s likewise forbidden to induce, lure, instruct, persuade, encourage, and help with any other party to put a bet as actors, such as players, team owners, or group personnel who might have fortunate information.

The restrictions will be in impact for all of ESIC member competitions, that include ESL, DreamHack, and BLAST. However ESIC has actually asked all tournament organizers to endorse these suspensions.

ESIC also stated it referred this matter to “numerous police entities internationally, consisting of in Australia” due to the nature of the betting offenses. Previous Australian player turned caster and analyst Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill said on Twitter that the players will likely “get a rap sheet in Australia if not something more drastic” considering that the country takes gambling matters seriously.

ESIC prompted all professional gamers to abstain from placing bets “on the video game in which they make an income” to assist maintain the integrity of the esports landscape. This was also suggested by Valve in a blog post in 2015.

The stability commission is still examining additional breaches of the anti-corruption codes within ESEA MDL in North America and Australia. The examination, however, is more complicated given that it includes match-fixing and will take more time to be settled.