By: Samuel Moreno | 07-04-21
The FBI is already investigating a series of allegations of alleged game fixes that have been occurring in the competitive CS: GO scene.
The revelation It was done by Ian Smith, commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), who through an interview in Youtube revealed that the FBI works with the Australian police to find those who are fixing matches.
Apparently, this arrangement occurred in the Mountain Dew League in the US where different groups of players agreed to play well or badly in different games.
But not only between players would the thing happen. Smith mentioned that outside betting groups also look to these pro players to arrange matchmaking.
The FBI opened a sports betting investigation unit for CS: GO
Smith confirmed that an operation has been established in conjunction with the FBI to combat the match-fixing mafia. However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not seem to have sufficient experience in this matter.
This is because in the United States, sports betting has not represented as great a threat as it has occurred in other countries such as Australia.
At the beginning of the year, in Australia 35 players were banned for offensive comments and discoveries that games were being fixed. The case was built thanks to Australian police investigating CS: GO chats as well as conversations on Discord.