HLTV has become as rotten as the community, first they advertise that totally fucked up website where you can bet on your OWN matchmaking match, which is clearly ruining mm encouraging people to cheat if they start losing.
and now they implement betting on hltv.. ON HLTV, a site that was made looong time ago to keep cs lovers informed about important things on the scene. It's pretty clear that betting has ruined the community and even the pro scene, you see people throwing, matchfixing (not that many, but still), if you deny this you are obviously a newcomer, people make hateful threads every day about teams they just lost skins on. You never saw this much hate towards any teams in 1.6, why?? cuz there was no betting.
quoting a hltv bro from the original Bet skins on HLTV post:
Hltv wants a piece of the pie, they don't care that the pie is rotten as fuck.
inb4 ban for life, but idc anymore, well done Nomad.
Funny thing to say when you're not the one paying money to maintain the site. It's just a free choice which website you want to visit and if you want to leave there is no need for any hard feelings, just go.
In other sports betting is a huge player too in moving money from fans into the game.
Deals like this allows us to hire more people, buy more servers, attend more events and program more features for the website, all without cramming in even more big annoying ads.
other sport coverage sites have other forms of revenue.. they don't have to sell out this hard. go to your average sport site and you'll see 1-2 betting advertisements?
inb4 hltv start advertising alcohol for kids.. this tier of shit we are in to now.