There is actually a instance that controls the esport betting market it is called esic.
In most cases people are just delusional and tend to just flame bcs they lost money
and its very easy to make money off cs go betting
After iBuyPower happened and the ban hammer was thrown down I don’t believe any team has thrown games, at the top level. Why?
1. Not worth your career or the money
2. There’s always people watching/dissecting your play
3. I just have a naive belief in the top tier teams not to do bullshit like that.
I know in America it isn’t but I know in some countries match fixing is illegal and can have criminal consequences. Like in South Korea: Life, a Blizzcon champion and one of the best Starcraft pros ever went to jail for match fixing.
Oh yeah, I'm convinced that plenty of match-fixing is going on but like you said, there is no way to prove it so you just kinda ignore it. The iBP-guys would never have been banned if the evidence hadn't been leaked and they just had the worst luck in the world.
In small leagues i believe in match fixing, but in big one's- no.In my opinion about 90% players lose passion to the game very fast and after that they just take money and travelling around the world for fun. Second thing cs go scene very weak its not a lot many stable players or big competition.
Ive been watching CS matches for a little over a year now, and alltough people keep yelling bout matchfixing all the time, alltough the match seems legit, there are still some odd things happening around.
There was one Skade match prior the new year, that had very weird odd changes, before the match.
Then there was also this one match couple of weeks ago, with some chinese players (maybe one of the Tyloos matches?) that had odds flipped just minutes before the match.
Then I have witnessed some very weird buyrounds from some teams, that just dont make sense.
And the ugliest match fix Ive seen was, when I was watching some low tier new zealand teams playing (Im really sorry, cant remember the names) about a year ago, when there was only one guy alive, and he needed to defuse the bomb. He went next to the bomb, but didnt just push the button to do it. The commentator went silent, he couldnt say anything for a few seconds, then he just sayed "apparently some problems with the keyboard or connections". And due to that round, they went and lost few rounds more (weird echos and stuff) and lost the map.
I would also like to see and hear more on this matter, you know guys, what teams do this, in what kind of tournaments this happen, which players are doing it? Maybe some pictures or video, of weird things happening In a match, or In odds.
Maybe we could start recognizing these players and teams, for our benefit, if no-one cares to do anything about this.
Today, Dreameaters (rank200ish) vs Skin Ogres (unranked), Ogres odds have come down from bout 6 to 1,3-1,5. Tournaments prizepool 20k.
First match in tournament for both teams. Group match.
For example Loot.bet tournamets with CIS teams.
I think the higher the prize pool the chances of fixing is high.
Skade vs Crazy - nuke last 2 rounds before OT. Pure fixing mierda.
Id rather bet on low tier matches.
I've noticed lots of match fixing last year as well.
I wouldn't risk my bet to these fixed matches.