According to reports, the FBI is investigating the cheating in the North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive match.
As the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) Commissioner Ian Smith (Kotaku) pointed out, the organization is working with the FBI on “a relatively small but significant group of players over a long period of time. Continue to investigate to organize the game to be repaired in the North American MDL”.
“So, to some extent, we are still cooperating with law enforcement and the FBI. They have only recently established a sports betting investigation department within the FBI. They are good, but they lack experience because sports betting has never looked like It’s like this now. Until recently, this was a big deal in the United States, so everyone can find their feet.”
As for the ongoing Australian investigation? As early as January, ESIC announced sanctions on 35 Australian CS:GO players who violated the Anti-Corruption Act, following the seven players who received sanctions in October 2020. The two players who were sanctioned last year also have bans. Extension.
Sanctions apply to players who bet on matches in ESIC membership events, including their own matches or matches of their team. The ban ranges from a 12-month “level 1” ban on players who bet on a match to a 60-month level 5 ban on aggravated betting on their own teams.
Smith said that we will hear more about these costs soon.
The commissioner added: “I am optimistic that we will soon be able to make it public in the next 10 days to two weeks.” “Although the number of gambling scandals in Australia is large, there must be competitions, and we are there with law enforcement. Department cooperation, once you start working with the police, the time there will be longer.
“Fortunately, in Australia, these are criminal offenses. Therefore, it takes longer to coordinate with the police. We have a lot of reliable cases there. If we are only acting alone, we will declare a prosecution now. But Not all 42 people are betting-this is a smaller group, they not only bet, they manipulate the results.”