ESEA addresses betting
In an effort to "uphold the integrity of the league," ESEA have implemented a new policy, banning players, managers, and sponsors from placing wagers on games they are involved or have a stake in.
The new policy, which has already come into effect, comes off the back of a recent wave of allegations that players and teams involved in CEVO's professional league were choosing to, or were asked to, alter the outcome of matches in order for clued-in parties to profit from bets placed on said matches.
ESEA League's rules now state that:
"If a player, team manager, or team sponsor is found betting on their own match, regardless of their bet placement, the league match will be overturned and the offending player, team manager, or team organization that placed the bet will be banned for a calendar year. This also encompasses placing bets with a secondary account or through a third party."
This isn't the first time an organisation has been forced to instigate new rules, or amend old ones, to prevent this kind of behaviour, and with the growing ubiquity of betting in competitive Counter-Strike, you can most certainly expect other leagues and tournament organisers will introduce similar rules to combat match-fixing in the future.