CSGO Match-Fixing several players have been accused in match-fixing allegations in the last few days. These accusations include both CSGO and League of Legends players, with some based on historical occurrences. In one corner, CSGO’s ‘HObbit’ has been charged with match-fixing, while two Australian males have been charged with League of Legends match-fixing.
As the sector of esports grows more regulated, many match-fixing incidents have occurred in recent years. Regulatory authorities such as the Esports Integrity Commission are working hard to root out any misconduct in esports, which includes match-fixing. As shown by the Australian League of Legends match-fixing case, esports match-fixing now has criminal repercussions.
Continue reading to see how these scandals are affecting the esports and gaming industries.
PRISON TIME OF UP TO TEN YEARS
Only a few days ago the CSGO Betting Match-Fixing, two individuals in Australia were arrested and accused with League of Legends match-fixing. According to reports, these offenses date back to June 2021, with police investigators stating that ‘many matches’ were influenced. The indictments allege that these two people were ‘at least preparing’ to rig matches in China’s LPL championship.
Unfortunately, this is not the first case of League of Legends match-fixing in recent months. This announcement follows a succession of LPL betting scandals, with LGD Gaming’s Chen Bo receiving a permanent ban in April 2022 for suspected match-fixing. Following the discovery of’systematic’ League of Legends match-fixing in 2021, thirty-eight lifetime bans were imposed following a thorough investigation.
The two men charged in the Australian affair now face a possible sentence of up to 10 years in jail. They will be tested in Australia in September 2022 on CSGO Match-Fixing.
We’ve seen CSGO Match-Fixing events involving Rainbow Six, Dota 2, and Valorant in the past year or two, and they’ve all been probed with the same zeal.
SURFACING HISTORICAL ALLEGATIONS
In other news, an accusation against CSGO’s Abai ‘HObbit’ Hasenov has just emerged, based on information that might be more than seven years old. Rustam ‘5STRYK#R’ Alimkulov, a fellow competitor, has come out with supposed proof that clearly implicates HObbit in a 2015 match-fixing incident. As one would anticipate, HObbit is adamantly maintaining his innocence, claiming that all he has accomplished is the product of nothing but hard effort.
The charges allege that HObbit was engaged in manipulating matches at the StarLadder Regional Minor Championship in 2015, which is directly related to betting market manipulation. According to reports, Alimkulov has been sitting on this proof since the purported match-fixing case occurred. HObbit has committed to help ESIC with any inquiries, although the evidence against him is pretty compelling.
Currently, HObbit is participating with the freshly created Cloud9 CSGO squad at the PGL Antwerp tournament. Despite returning to CSGO Match-Fixing just a few weeks ago, Cloud9 has promised its support to ESIC and launched a preliminary internal probe.