Dude, it doesn't matter. In literally ANY sport trying to take itself seriously a massive investigation would be opened if a team was even thought to be "throwing", much less literally admitting it themselves. Also, how do you even know they didn't bet against themselves? It wasn't discovered immediately in the IBP case and only due to leaks later on. Not saying they did, but that isn't really relevant here. What is relevant is the fact that you have no idea how many people knew they were going to essentially throw the game. The org knew, but how far did that spread? All it takes is a single Vitality staff member to tell a friend on Steam," Yeah dude, they just wanna take a break and are gonna have a good time in the final" and bam someone just bet a few thousand against them and told another friend. Shit spreads. Even if it didn't happen in this case, if they go unpunished it will set a precedent that these organizers, and Valve, do not care at all about teams willingly throwing games. What happens down the road when a team does literally the same thing but a staff member told a friend and that guy gets busted betting insane amounts against the team? That's literally matchfixing even if the team wasn't fully aware. Then a full blown witchhunt will start spreading across the scene. It's bad for the scene and only brainlets would think otherwise.