April 1, 2021

Riot Games investigates CS:GO Match-fixing allegations

Riot Games is conducting several investigations into allegations of match-fixing amongst VALORANT and ex-CS:GO players, according to Dexerto. The game developer is interviewing several professional players as part of these ongoing investigations. This is independent of ESIC’s ongoing investigation into the same allegations.  Riot Games Investigates Match-fixing The relevant allegations of match-fixing in CS:GO […]

June 10, 2020

Valve finds conflict of interest in seven CS:GO teams

Companies that host esports leagues and tournaments are always on the lookout for conflict of interests. According to Investopedia, a conflict of interest occurs when “an entity or individual becomes unreliable because of a clash between personal (or self-serving) interests and professional duties or responsibilities”. HLTV discovered that Valve supposedly sent an email to seven […]

May 8, 2020

Activision Blizzard partners with Sportradar securing betting integrity

Activision Blizzard has signed a multiyear partnership with Sportradar. This partnership was established to help secure betting integrity and globally monitor esports titles Overwatch and Call of Duty. Sportradar will develop an integrity program for these games to stop and prevent betting-related corruption. Suppressing match-fixing and inside information abuse will be the focus of this […]

August 24, 2019

Six people arrested in Australian Counter-Strike match fixing scandal

Victoria Police announces that six Australians have been arrested in connection to an investigation into rigging Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches. It is the first major match-fixing case in Australian esports history. An investigation was launched in March 2019 after police received information from a betting agency about activity linked to a CS:GO tournament. “It’s alleged […]