STOCKHOLM/COLOGNE/NEW YORK – The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has closed its investigation of multiple breaches of ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code and ESEA’s own tournament rules within CS:GO by several individuals in the Australian, North American and European Jurisdictions. A total of 35 individuals have been observed to be in breach of the Anti-Corruption Code administered by ESIC and ESEA will issue the dedicated sanctions directly against all players affected. Players participating in individual competitions will be reached through their respective team managers and/or owners.
Brian Krämer, General Manager CS:GO at ESL: The growing visibility and popularity of esports, as well as increasing cash flows, make it not only more tempting for teams and players to break the rules, but also more damaging to our sport as a whole when they do. ESL has an ongoing commitment to safeguarding the integrity of our competitions and providing a fair playground for professional players. This is why we co-founded ESIC in 2016 and we will continue to fight against any form of fraud within the competitive esports scene.
Further information can be found in the ESIC press release.