Another betting fraud scandal in the CSGO industry. Why do people still think they can commit fraud and still get away with it, is out of my comprehensive reach. But, let’s not judge too quickly! Let’s kick things off slowly with a discussion about the alleged Project X and Akuma evidence of match-fixing betting fraud!
The ESIC has found potential match fixing for a CSGO CIS RMR Event, a Major qualifying event involving Team Akuma who was accused of cheating as well
A former CEO for the now Akuma roster has made numerous suspicious bets, including one on Akuma vs. Virtus Pro pic.twitter.com/OgwF3qGJwx
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) June 9, 2021
Akuma Evidence: Project X CEO Bet on His Team’s Matches
The Project X and Akuma evidence which ESIC forwarded to Valve revolves around the Project X CEO, Oleksandr Shyshko, and his involvement in betting activities on his team. The Akuma evidence was forwarded directly to Valve because the suspicious matches weren’t played on ESIC members’ events.
That’s the center of the ongoing investigation, and the basis behind the Suspicious Betting Alert Network which acquired the evidence.
“While ESIC has not undertaken a full investigation into the detail, extent, and validity of any particular instances of match-fixing behaviour and the perpetrators of such behaviour – information on hand would indicate that this is a matter worth investigating further,” the commissioner of ESIC, Ian Smith, explained in an ESIC press release.
These types of match-fixing allegation put esports betting in the news for all the wrong reasons! Luckily, the Esports Integrity Commission is doing what its name suggests! It’s not often times that we hear about Ian Smith and the ESIC, but once we do, it means they’ve been very busy!
We do know that suspicious bets have been made, but it’s up to Valve and ESIC to investigate the matter further and reach a proper conclusion.
First steps have already been made, so we’ll definitely keep you posted if any updates emerge!