In late 2020, the Esports Stability Commission started examining and suspending a number of professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players for illegal wagering and match repairing practices. As the examination has gone on, a variety of extra players have been captured out, bringing restrictions to another 35 gamers.

Today, the commission revealed that as part of its ongoing examination into ESEA events in Australia, it has actually suspended 35 competitive CS: GO gamers. The suspension terms are different on a player-by-player basis, with some being disallowed from competition play for five years.

“Over the past few years, ESIC has been examining circumstances of betting behaviour violations and believed match manipulation on an international scale”. This problem is “not distinct” to ESEA events but that is the essential focus in the meantime.

There are levels to the sanctions that gamers can receive. If any gamer is caught betting on matches, they can be prohibited for 12 months. If a gamer bets on their own matches, the suspension period is bumped to 24 months. Betting on more than 10 matches will result in a 36 month suspension, on the other hand wagering versus your own team will get you prohibited for 48 months. Lastly, if you bet against your own group more than ten times, you can be banned for an optimum of 60 months.

Up until now, 27 players have actually been banned for 12 months. 3 gamers were prohibited for 24 months, one player was prohibited for 36 months, 7 gamers were prohibited for 48 months and finally, three more gamers were prohibited for the optimum 60 months.

Of course, being prohibited from tournament play is simply one concern for these gamers. Unlawful wagering activity can be prosecuted, so there is the capacity for police to get included with these cases. So far, this investigation has focused on Australia-based competitions but ESIC is likewise carrying out investigations in The United States and Canada and Europe.