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An investigation conducted by The Daily Dot has gathered evidence of the former iBUYPOWER team losing a CEVO match on purpose.
The match in question dates back to August 21 and it involved iBUYPOWER, who are currently without an organisation, and Netcodeguides.com, a team who made headlines earlier on Friday when they joined Counter Logic Gaming.
At the time, screenshots were leaked of Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan, who currently plies his trade in Cloud9, claiming the match was going to be fixed and that Netcodeguides would come out on top.
dboorn talks about iBP losing on purpose (Photo courtesy of The Daily Dot)
New evidence collected by The Daily Dot, which cites multiple sources, even from inside CSGOLounge itself, confirms that "unusual bets were placed just prior to the match by a player with strong connections to the players on both sides—wagers that garnered more than $10,000 in earnings."
Moreover, Ashley "Blacklotus" Leboeuf, a former girlfriend of Derek "dboorN" Boorn, posted online text messages in which the Torqued player confirms iBP lost on purpose and reveals what appears to be a match-fixing ring, of which, Duc "cud" Pham - a former Lunatik member, who was responsible for placing bets for several different people - was also part.
ShahZaM claims that he was going to bet on iBUYPOWER before being advised by Netcodeguides owner Casey Foster to change his bet.
"The day of this match I had placed a bet on iBUYPOWER. I brought up the bet while talking to Casey Foster, he then voice-called me on Steam Friends and told me to change my bet," he told The Daily Dot.
"He made it very clear the match was going to be thrown. I didn't want to get involved with any of it but I changed my bet, as I thought would be logical at the time while also sharing this information with a friend whom I assumed to have bet the same.
"I was wrong for a few different reasons; however, I regret first and foremost not contacting league officials and telling them what was going to happen.
"I didn't have all the details and didn't know any specifics as I was not the one engineering any of this. Also, given my past immaturity at the time, I wasn't sure if anyone would believe me.
"Once I found out my conversation with my so called friend was sent to Richard Lewis, I was ready to just tell him my entire story but I first consulted Casey Foster, who controlled my earnings for my partnership with Netcode Guides (a joint venture by him and then iBUYPOWER Team Captain, Sam “DaZeD” Marine), about it.
"He advised this would be a huge blow to the North American competitive CS:GO scene and cause iBUYPOWER to lose their sponsor, asking me to not say anything at all. The NA scene was fragile at the time, and in my eyes I was between a rock and a very hard place with the partnership I had with Netcode Guides, as it was my sole source of income for playing the game I love."
The investigation could turn out to be a huge blow to the former iBUYPOWER team amidst reports they are in talks with a number of organisations, including Evil Geniuses.
The FACEIT runners-up, who recently added Spencer "Hiko" Martin to their line-up, will attend MLG X Games Aspen and Clutch Con later this month.
Players getting real money through subscriptions and donations and stickers and tournaments through cases and then proceeding to steal further from their fans who believed in them by throwing a match for the sake of ingame pixels
so called: IThrowPower,Throwqued,and NetCodeThrow.com
Also, "a former girlfriend" is funny tho.
+ you can bet with real money on these games on alot of different sites like egaming and pinnaclesport.
people who thinks matchfixing is about the "skins" and it would never happen without "skins" must be really retarded
look in any real sport like fotball or anything, there will always be match fixing as long as you can bet on the games, and they dont have "skins" lol
Best point in regards to this....
iBP shouldn't be penalized. The roster should not be allowed to play in any online leagues (ESEA, CEVO, or attend MLG)
actually it's interesting because when it was smaller it was the same thing, managers/orgs/TO's stealing money, not paying money etc and now it's grown bigger same thing is happening, except now players can join in the fun too.
just a big cancer full of retards
you know the saying, "you become what you surround yourself with" that applies to this, it's always been a shifty scene and it will continue to be
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Was funny to later find out it was fixed.
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And we all know, no rules had been put into place at the time.
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Need skin money cause can never win tourneys rip
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What about it?
I shall continue to try :<
Now poeple probably think that these matches:
They were not.
Post edited 2015-01-17 03:43:41
Virtus Pro vs Spanish guys 4:16 on cache (best map of Virtus that day)
iBP vs NetCodes
Torqued vs Dismay
and there is alot more of it.
sooner or later every single team will throw some unimportant match for cash/skins, trust me.
Skins are fun, I love the idea but matchfixing / DDOS etc. destroy pro players, respect for them, normal player who wanted to win some skins but lost because of ddos or smth.
and don't forget about pro cheaters :v
cs scene is a joke right now
Gomez' solution of just having a higher standard for betting might be all that can be done?
throwing for skins shouldnt be a problem either. u could just permit pro players to bet against their own matches with ip checks. and what u then can do is fuck them up reaaaaaaaaaal bad if they get caught throwing. this is nothing but fraud, theres real money to be made and lots of it.
ddos protection should also be possible for anyone as of now. most people can do it, why cant fucking dignitas?
wizards had awesome results on mirage as well (i think it was their best map as well). They also beat t mouz on it with a standin (mouz also considered themselves good mirage players).
It was easy for wizards, they are the underdogs so it was likely to be mirage. Wizards can counterstrat since there is a billion vods/demos of them on mirage.
I bet on Wizards using info. It was not a throw.
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i see that cslng is actually pretty clearly able to see who is betting and what and where hes from and who hes got on his friendslist and what not.
They don't care about pride in a showmatch/pointless cup when they can make $1000's throwing I guess.
so u got that. and u got a team like vp who play for a big organization and got big phat contracts. uu got at least 2 of them making a living off of streaming, one of them big time, biggest csgo streamer ever. also they are a top4 team in the world.
and u really wanna tell me that they'll do anything to put their careers at risk, kid? just bcs they play it kinda scrimmy and dont give a shit and maybe sometimes end up losing online matches to underdogs u got no right to call them throwers. just implement in ur bets if the match is of any importance for them and what not.
They didn't have their lucrative contracts at that point - not taking them in defence, but correcting your false info mate 😀
so no reason for a team as big as vp to take any risk, not even before the new contracts.
so get your facts straight
"I bet on Wizards using info. It was not a throw."
you didn't even know what map are they playing XDDD
ps. "it wasn't a throw because I bet correct, I must be pro bettor, I wasn't lucky to hit a throw!!!!"
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the map was inferno. and it was 100% a throw. they played the same map twice a day. first map vp trashed them completely. than in second map they played like fucking retards after the odds were horrible for wizzards.
this match was 100% throw. and i like VP aswell^^
Don't you think that a team that wanted to show themselves to the world would analyse the opponent strats and adapt accordingly? What better demo to watch than a previous game played on the same day?
Take as an example the English cup where Manchester United with a team valued in like 400M lost to a team in the 3rd division.
it's real, many other things confirmed the match fix as well
stop believing ibp didn't throw
Note: F*** cud
no hate pls
this is about money, and shit like that needs to be treated like a crime. because it is a crime.
if theres a betting scandal in football the police is called. what happens in cs? shittalking on hltv forums and reddit?
thats not cool bro. dazed used to be my fav player in NA, but he certainly is not anymore and i feel kinda dumb for watching his stream so often.
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sad for the scene :/
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This has evidence
Plenty of pros/other people in the scene say they are certain flusha hacks.
All this article states is that Dboorn's girlfriend claims these screenshots are real while he just tells them he doesn't want any of her drama. Anyone can easily fake these screenshots if they wanted to at ifaketext.com
They probably did throw but saying this has evidence while the latter does not is just plain wrong.
also their main sponsor steelseries is dannish and nomad, ceo of hltv is dannish too.
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What I find funny, is people who are defending fnatic are some clear trolls, fanboys with REALLY shit logic not believable in any way AND GoMeZ, who has been working for fnatic before.
FNATIC: Headquarters in London (Thorin, Faceit, ESL redeye), incorporated in Australia (Gomez - a main figure at HLTV).
Main sponsor: Steelseries a danish company (Nomad, the founder and CEO of HLTV).
Players are swedish (DH, fragbite).
So like you see they are covered in all major people in major organizations on csgo scene. Valve is only 8 coding guys so the thing is too bigger for them and they dont want to admin VAC is a joke.
This is the reason why only german, french and immigrant cheaters and teams got fucked up.
This is how world works. Contacts are the most important and fnatic has it covered on all major fronts so they can cheat shit out of everyone.
But I tell you I wont sleep well until fnatic get VACced
And if this message is all the proof they've got, well, just make me do a big laugh.
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Should be outraged, honestly.
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Torqued is a fail team and it always will be? We will see this in 6 months, non after 1 month without practice.
The only one potential fail in the NA scene is actually CLG, too stronk online, but they had fails all the last lan who they showed up.
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" The Match Fixing Scandal was an incident in which Korean pro players illegally fixed and bet on professional StarCraft matches. The players were approached by online betting websites and agreed to throw games for financial gain, either from the money the websites paid them, or by betting against themselves. These activities are strictly illegal under Korean law. The 11 players involved were banned from professional gaming, and some of them face criminal charges and the possibility of jail time."
"Waxangel made a post on TeamLiquid about rumours of match-fixing in Korea and some people were involved in finding out more information. This led to a blog post from TL user Rekrul about the match-fixing on April 10th, 2010 spawned the idea that some progamers had been fixing matches for personal gain. Rekrul began to talk to contacts in South Korea, allegedly paying some of them to talk. Shortly afterwards, Rekrul made a video where he talked about the situation and posted it on YouTube"
"On May 16th, 2010, the match-fixing scandal was confirmed as true by Korean news sites. Before long, the news was being reported world-wide on international websites such as the BBC"
"The general initial reaction of the community was one of deep disappointment and even anger towards the offending progamers. The overall feeling among most of the community was a deep sense of betrayal. Many people closely affiliated with the e-sports scene such as the OGN commentators and Artosis worried that this scandal would ruin the reputation of e-sports and limit its growth.
Some people, especially Kim Carrier, have felt that an extremely harsh punishment must be exacted on the offenders, though the debate was ongoing as to whether a harsh punishment is necessary. Ultimately, players were fined, put on probation and into programs depending on the severity of their involvement."
In October 2010, aside from being banned the players received the following fines and penalties:
Terran go.go - 11 million won
Terran Hwasin - 11 million won
Zerg Luxury - 12.5 million won
Zerg type-b - 11.5 million won
Terran Upmagic - 6.5 million won
Terran Justin - 3 million won, 120 hours community service, 40 hour gambling treatment program, 3 year probation (on an 18 month sentence).
Zerg YellOw(ArnC) - 2 million won 
Zerg sAviOr - 120 hours community service, 2 year probation (on a 12 month sentence). 
Terran By.1st - 40 hour gambling treatment program, 1 year probation (on a 6 month sentence).
Zerg ShinHwA - 40 hour gambling treatment program, 1 year probation (on a 6 month sentence).
for the love of god and any sensible human being that just want cs and esport to grow, take action against these criminals as soon as you gather all the evidence.
The community cannot just pass on this problem. Thoses players win more money / month than most of theirs fans/viewvers and they are still trying to scam them? it's awful.
The players involved (DaZeD, steel, AZK, Skadoodle, Swag) need to be banned from csgolounge matches from now on.
What CS:GO really desperately needs is a central authority or governing body. Such an institution should standardise the rules of the game and standards of behaviour, as well as maintain bans and player eligibility for leagues/tournaments. That way there's no loopholes, and no way to get away. If you get banned cheating on ESEA, you get banned altogether, from every league. And if you throw games, you get suspended from every league. That way there's an actual, real disincentive for rulebreaking, and you don't get off scot-free like these guys will.
torqued has one old ibp's player = steel
great article by daily dot XD
It's fraud, you CAN do legal actions against them.
Anyone head anything new about ex-myRevenge?
steel u are a disgrace
The skins were just a bonus?
Match overturned? So they overturn to a win?
Banned from Cevo? I mean it sucks. But they will live.
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2nd. This coul easily be faked.
3rd. Who cares lol
Ahah, he made is inventory private now :) so obvious
32 pages of keys/asiimov sounds LEGIT.
"“He had nine smurf accounts that he controlled directly that all placed the maximum value bet that they could, yielding a return of $1193.14 value each. Some of these accounts were created specifically to bet on this match"
But it's a good lead. If steam gives the trade history of Dboorn and that confirms it, too. Then gentleman we have a case
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back in May last year I made a post stating that cud was involved in a match-fixing scandal with his formal team Vietnamese Legends Gaming. (follow the post above for more info.) long story short Legends agreed with Tyloo to lose on purpose for some skins. the whole situation died out because honestly who cares about the asian scene back then.
I was casually browsing reddit this morning and when I saw the name "cud" appears in the article post over there, I giggled myself a little bit
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cud was one of the first five member of Legends, he's studying in America right now as I remember when he departed from Vietnam. He played CS GO for a American team before so betting is something usual for him.
I'm not so sure about the proof of fixing bet drama, but I think he could involved in this because he did it once.
I just wanna justify that the proof wasn't clear enough when people mention about cud is the man behind match fixing, but those are just words - not a clear statement from any official organization admins such as HLTV or CSGOLOUNGE yet, so he's still innocent and he's just a suspect at the moment, people keep investigating him right now. It's the same as flusha when people always say that he's a cheater and show some evidence, but the truth is he still safe, no proof at all instead the cases like KQLY or sf.
But because he did it once in an Asia's tournament between TyLoo and Legends.GO, so the percentage of "he is the one" increases much more than ever in me. Still waiting for any official statements with this case.
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Too many shit going around here, and who knows, this might be just a tip of the iceberg...
IF orgas have at least some dignity left, they will forbid this lineup joining any of them, forever, scum is scum, no matter how good or popular they are... Who did it once will tend to do it again after some time, trust me, it's the mentality thing.
Feel sad, because many people lost their inventories, and possibly hundreds of $$...
iam sure at least 10% of the matches are fixed/throws. and me and lot of others knew that shazam is just a lieng paki scum. cant trust guys like him and moe/steel who have been part of throws in the game. but yes some fanboys will never give up on them :D
also drop the racism
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if csgl admins would do their work they could find that out rly easy and fast.
TLDR, if a team doesn't need to win a match, who would bet on it and why would it be on betting sites, there was no incentive to win.
It's pretty fair that NCG beat iBP in BO1 with 16-4 considering NCG was actually pretty good. If there was anyone throwing games, it was for sure c9. I mean c'mon 16-1 vs Lunatik? are you kidding me? Pretty sure 99% of the community thought this was just some randy team that they could easily 16-0.
Except for some fanboys that didn't want to see the pretty obvious proof at the time.
How much did I expect this: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 
How much did HLTV just ruin #1 team in NA: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 
Think b4 you post kids. You just might ruin actual lives.Because these are actual jobs at stake and betting was just your choice at a risk of multiple other bullshit just like DDOS.
CUD DOESNT EVEN PLAY CSGO LOL HE JUST BETS
What a rich guy :O
Ban all these throwing clowns.
Just as I was starting to gain respect for (ex)iBP again, it is all lost.
I hope EG decides not to sponsor you guys and maybe you can go under NCG you complete scum bags.
Literally stealing skins from your own fans as if we don't support you enough already. You all should be banned from CEVO for a year and CSGL.
BTW GUYS: If you want to have a 100% bet,always bet on the team DOSIA plays for,this guy never throws,never ever ever ever.
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Viewer records?! haha...I bet 60-70% of the viewers watching coz of their skins not because they like csgo that much.
so fucking obvious throw there as well, such a shameful team
it's just as bad as losing bets due to ddos or csgl simply chossing a winner(fnatic ldlc) and every time i actually am about to win and ddos comes up match gets cancelled
people can only be as professional about it as the site itself
Torqued vs. Dismay was fixed 2
Murica always not gonna be top tier anymore
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I also recall a game in the Faceit tournament where iBP vsed dignitas and had the points they needed to progress in the tournament, so they just threw the rest of the match to get it over with faster. These people don't give a thought to their fans or people betting on them. Stay away from iBP they have no ethics.
I have no other words..
what about mousesports yesterday? .. After the nuke titan win, lose to orbit in 3x0 .. ok.
no cry about skin , just think in cgl about bet ...
Just wait until MLG starts and you see awesome CS and you'll have forgotten about this and hopefully EG will impress us.
I don't think these players (whoever they are) would have done it if they were aware of the consequences. In other e-sports there are standardized 2 year bans for fixing, and we should probably look to implement something similar here.
But the situation as it stands right now is that all players in question as well as all other decent both American and North American teams are being paid enough money to live comfortably off of without having to throw matches to support themselves. But at the time of this happening, the situation was very different and no member of the IBP could live off of what they were being paid.
We should move on from this having learnt an important lesson, and should continue to watch out for players potentially throwing matches in the future. However unlikely it is as this stage, with the exception of the unknown tier 3-4-5-6-7-8 teams that are sometimes added to csgolounge.
Overgaming vs pachulis
ATN Vs aimface
Torqued vs idk no namers
DAT Vs unnamed
you really think nip needs to throw for skins?
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It's not rly necessary these additional information about what happened. Because we all know what those so called "Professional" players did. And the funny thing is that they will continue playing and nothing will happen to them unfortunatelly..
But if it was me or someone "not professional" we probably wouldn't have skins or something like that.
But well, we all now know that this are just words and doesnt matter at all what I and the rest of you say..
Just doesnt make sense.
I just point the fact that the "Professional" ones should give a good example but they are the first ones to try take advantage of this situation.
and once again nothing will happen to them. So..
Dont kid yourselves. The gaming community is nothing. Never has been. Never will be.
Its riddled with children. How can it be taken seriously?
Step outside of the community and talk to other communities. The hardcore/professional gamer space will always be a tiny aspect of the market.
Im old, man. I was there since beta like a lot of these old timers not willing to let it go.
Even after all the strives cs:go has made. Bringing specific gaming communities into one game. Gaming as a whole, is still no more accepted outside of the community as it was back then.
Understand something. Gaming is not like a specific sport. In professional gaming, the actual game being played changes every few years. Splitting the community, shaking it up, etc. There is no way for the game itself to build as big a following. The product is always changing. So coincidentally, the following is as well.
Post edited 2015-01-17 19:34:03
But they have no issue giving ESEA their money AFTER ESEA got caught using the communities personal computers to mine bitcoins for THEIR gain. And had to pay a fraction of what they made, for it to go away.
Dumb trolls. Stop being sheep.
BG former iBuyPower.
Post edited 2015-01-18 15:21:25
Show me the contract or didn't happen.
Edit: Not providing enough evidence for any kind of conviction leads one to believe that this was brought up only to create disorder and kill the scene from within.
Post edited 2015-01-19 11:22:41
Or just make betting allowed for LAN events only