Esports commission confirms FBI is investigating match fixing but says it’s ‘not new’
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Esports commission confirms FBI is investigating match fixing but says it’s ‘not new’

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It’s been a busy half-year for the Esports Integrity Commission, a regulatory body formed in 2016 to combat cheating in professional esports. In September 2020 it suspended three CS:GO coaches for taking advantage of a spectating bug and launched a major investigation into others. 37 more coaches were sanctioned just a few weeks later. In October, seven players in MDL Australia were suspended for betting on matches, and just as with the coaches, a second, bigger wave of player suspensions followed in January 2021.

Through all of that the ESIC has also been investigating allegations of match fixing in MDL Australia and North America which date back to at least early 2019. This is taking longer to conclude, the ESIC explained in a September 2020 update, because the matter is much more serious.

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