Home Gaming Valve hits back at Counter-Strike match-fixing

Valve hits back at Counter-Strike match-fixing

1 min read
45

matchfixing

The competitive Counter Strike scene has been embroiled in a few match-fixing scandals of late, when it was discovered that players were fixing games so that they could profit on crooked bets on high-value items. A number of sponsored, high-profile players have been implicated, and it’s left the whole scene tarnished.

Counter-Strike purveyor Valve, who likes to take their eSports seriously, caught wind of it all, and have brought down the proverbial hammer.

“Recently, allegations of match fixing in the Cevo Season 5 match between iBUYPOWER and NetCodeGuides.com came to our attention,” Valve said in a blog.

We can confirm, by investigating the historical activity of relevant accounts, that a substantial number of high valued items won from that match by Duc “cud” Pham were transferred to iBUYPOWER players and NetCodeGuides founder, Casey Foster.”

They’re suggesting that the offending players be banned from any Valve-sponsored events – and want nothing to do with those who’ve been caught throwing games for profit. They’re also suggesting that people involved in the sport refrain from gambling on Counter-Strike.

“Professional players, their managers, and teams’ organization staff, should under no circumstances gamble on CS:GO matches, associate with high volume CS:GO gamblers, or deliver information to others that might influence their CS:GO bets.”

And they’re right. As high-level, professional players, these people should be seen as ambassadors for the game – and nobody wants ambassadors who’re lying, profiteering cheaters. For the whole match-fixing story, check out The Daily Dot.

Last Updated: January 27, 2015

45 Comments

  1. Ghost In The Rift

    January 27, 2015 at 11:36

    Is that Hansie?? I see what you did there lol

    Reply

  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 27, 2015 at 11:42

    Amateurs…

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 27, 2015 at 11:47

      too bad he didn’t have the “balls” to see his lies through.

      Reply

      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        January 27, 2015 at 11:50

        I’ll never get a comment of the week, because of comments like THIS!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 27, 2015 at 11:51

          At least we all have the same number of Tour de France titles as Lance Armstrong.

          Reply

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 11:52

            Coincidentally, the same amount of fucks were given that day.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 27, 2015 at 11:52

            And more balls 😀 (I assume, maybe you have a war wound.)

          • Hammersteyn

            January 27, 2015 at 11:55

            Hey I don’t pick on you for having………(little help anyone?)

          • Spaffy

            January 27, 2015 at 11:56

            …any balls?

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 27, 2015 at 11:59

            Fun fact: eunuchs live longer on average

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 11:59

            So they chopped your penis too? Interesting…

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 27, 2015 at 12:00

            Only as a conversation piece in the lounge, otherwise not really. :/

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 12:01

            And you kept it, and display it in your lounge? WTF dude!

            😛

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 27, 2015 at 12:02

            Quick, someone post that GoT gif 😀

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 12:04

            He deserved it.

            #Toolazytosearchforagif

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            January 27, 2015 at 12:05

          • Spaffy

            January 27, 2015 at 12:02

            I don’t see how going through life without balls is a good thing, but hey, each to his own 😀

          • Tosh MA

            January 27, 2015 at 11:56

            No morals? No filter? No heart?

          • Lothy

            January 27, 2015 at 14:20

            no condom?

      • Scruff304

        January 27, 2015 at 12:08

        This deserves more like… So simple and elegant… Yet effective…
        Btw… I demand a new monitor, cause mine has coffee all over it now…

        Reply

      • Mark Treloar

        January 27, 2015 at 21:24

        Except he still thinks he didn’t do anything wrong.

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 27, 2015 at 22:41

          He’s such a prick, well half a one anyways

          Reply

    • MakeItLegal

      January 27, 2015 at 15:17

      LOL

      Reply

  3. Jac7

    January 27, 2015 at 11:46

    Too soon.

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      January 27, 2015 at 11:50

      lulz.. really? The scumbag screwed all of us well over 10 years ago now..

      Reply

      • Jac7

        January 27, 2015 at 11:53

        The Internet does not convey sarcasm appropriately!

        Reply

  4. Lardus-Resident Perve

    January 27, 2015 at 11:48

    If THIS does not win header of the week, then LG fails at life!!!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 27, 2015 at 11:48

      Die ander staan nie ‘n kansie teen Hansie

      Reply

      • Spaffy

        January 27, 2015 at 11:53

        That was bad…

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          January 27, 2015 at 11:54

          LOL I knew it was as soon as I posted it

          Reply

      • RustedFaith

        January 27, 2015 at 14:31

        Die duiwel het my die “header” laat op sit.

        Reply

  5. Tosh MA

    January 27, 2015 at 11:48

    At least the SA government has some new prospects for ministers 🙂

    Reply

  6. The D

    January 27, 2015 at 11:49

    LEAVE HANSIE ALONE GEOFF!

    Reply

    • Lardus-Resident Perve

      January 27, 2015 at 11:49

      Nobody asked for The D 😛

      Reply

      • Tosh MA

        January 27, 2015 at 11:49

        Some roofies will fix that. 😛

        Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 27, 2015 at 11:55

      Aren’t you dead? It was on the ION yesterday.

      Reply

      • The D

        January 27, 2015 at 11:56

        I got better! Again!

        Reply

        • Tosh MA

          January 27, 2015 at 11:57

          Didn’t they make a movie about that? The lazarus effect or something.

          Beware folks. It’s not really The D.

          Reply

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            January 27, 2015 at 11:59

            Lazarus project in ME – he is Sheppard! Probably gonna let Tali die again, even with a 4th, 10th or 100th chance 😛

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 27, 2015 at 12:59

            We must stop him NOW before he commits this atrocity.
            Someone find Thanos.

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            January 27, 2015 at 13:06

            When Thanos heard I am planning a play-through where I kill Wrex, let Kaiden live (oh the horror) AND let Tali die, he ran away because he can’t handle THE BEARD! Only Garrus will survive mwuahahahahaaa

          • Kensei Seraph

            January 27, 2015 at 13:57

            You would deliberately let Tali die?!
            I bet you plan on killing Mordin yourself while you’re at it you monster!

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            January 27, 2015 at 14:03

    • Mark Treloar

      January 27, 2015 at 21:26

      Why? he deserves it.

      Reply

  7. PestControl

    January 27, 2015 at 11:55

    Sounds very similar to the Dota 2 match-fixing saga at the end of last year… If you’re a “pro” gamer and playing games to earn a living, why jeopardize it with a match-fixing / hacking? I mean… it’s not like you’re earning the big bucks (like Lance) and can afford to be banned from the sport / lose all your sponsorship’s.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Check Also

FIFA eClub World Cup goes soft on match-fixing

The international esports scene has not always been kind to South Africa. Over the years, …