Valve have released a rare public statement forbidding numerous players from the North American betting scandal from participating in Valve sponsored events.
As previously reported, numerous players from the ex-iBP lineup were implicated in a betting scandal last August.
Valve have now come forward and banned many known players from this lineup and a few others from any Valve-sponsored events.
The story was first broken by Daily Dot, but it was only after a lengthy investigation by Valve that they were able to confirm that numerous accounts were involved in a betting ring, netting perhaps upwards of $10,000 of in-game items on this match.
The full list of those implicated in the match fixing scandal and subsequently banned by Valve is as follows:
Valve ended their public statement with a strong sermon for any future transgressors:
Professional players, their managers, and teams’ organization staff, should under no circumstances gamble on CS:GO matches, associate with high volume CS:GO gamblers, or deliver information to others that might influence their CS:GO bets.
As more developments are sure to follow such a massive revelation, be sure to stay posted to HLTV.org for the latest news.