FACEIT and CEVO ban ex-iBP as well
More prominent leagues have followed suit with Valve's announcement and punished the related ex-iBP players involved in the match-fixing imbroglio.
FACEIT have come forward and removed the Clutch Cats (ex-iBP) lineup from the FACEIT 2015 League. Furthermore, Lucas "steel" Lopes and Derek "dboorN" Boorn from Torqued will not be allowed in the FACEIT League closed qualifier.
As a final coup de grâce, Casey Foster, the co-founder of NetcodeGuides and a head admin of FACEIT's North American division, has been removed from his position as a result of the aforementioned news.
Sam "DaZeD" Marine & ex-iBP barred from more leagues
The CEO & President of CEVO, Charlie Plitt, had this to say about the situation:
"I am truly disappointed in these gentlemen who have been long time members of the CEVO community. It saddens me to think that they were willing to throw their individual reputations and competitive gaming careers away all out of greed.
I want to further reiterate to the CEVO community that CEVO vehemently opposes these actions and will suspend anyone who engages in like actions. We will remain vigilant in upholding and refining our rules in an effort to provide the fairest gameplay possible."
The ensuing announcements of CEVO and FACEIT continue the trend of punishing the players involved in the match-fixing scandal first reported by Daily Dot.