DaZeD: "I want to make amends"
Sam "DaZeD" Marine, considered by many to be a primary instigator in the match-fixing scandal involving the former iBUYPOWER, has finally come forward with a statement.
After numerous involved players came forward with their apologies and public statements in the wake of Valve's decision to ban members of ex-iBUYPOWER for match-fixing, it seemed a matter of time before Sam "DaZeD" Marine would speak as well.
Sam "DaZeD" Marine expresses his contrition and admits his playing days are done
The gist of the American player's statement is an apology to the community and his fans for his actions, along with DaZeD's expressing a desire to atone for some of his actions through giveaways.
The full text of the statement is found below:
"I want to issue an apology to the community, the fans, and everyone who looked up to myself and my team. A mistake was made that I regret and cannot ever take back. I embarrassed myself, the NA scene, and all of my fans and supporters.
I’m sure there are many questions that you all have and i will try and answer as many as i can in this statement and be truthful, open and honest. I’ve seen the causes of the lies and deceits and want to come out with a clean slate.
After Germany we lost in group stages and our team was effectively dead. We were a team riding out our contracts until we could disband. When we arrived at home Dboorn approached us to throw the match, and we agreed. My emotional state was at an all-time low regarding CS and personally was in a “fuck it who cares” type of attitude. The team agreed as they all had similar feelings at that time. None of us at the time understood the gravity of the situation of what we were about to do. I don’t say this to evoke sympathy I just want the community to understand me (and my teams) emotional state at the time. I deserve the ban, the punishments, and the hate. I simply made a huge mistake that i’ll forever regret and I let greed get the better of my judgement.
There are many questions that the community has that i will try and answer.
Many want to know how much we profited from this, and the answer is about 700~ in skins a person between me, steel, azk, and swag. We were told by dboorn he made 3500~ so it was a 5 way split. If more was made by him, we did not see any of it.
In regards to “cud” nobody on the ex-IBP team had a relationship with him, i’ve spoken to him a handful of times but nothing of substance. (asking him to 10man, etc.) - cud was dboorns gambling partner per say, and dboorn had cud place the bets for him on the match. None of us knew cud was involved, and you can see this from the texts that dboorn sent to “blacklotus”
Many people think throwing to team netcode had an influence to get them to playoffs, but that had no influence. The playoffs did not work that way for CEVO. You could go 16-0 in the regular season in CEVO and not make playoffs, the structure to make playoffs was strange.
Caseyfoster did know about the throw moments before it happened, and he bet what skins he had (120) on the match. He had no prior knowledge about it and didnt plan anything.
There are many questions about my gambling and how much i have made. I’ve made over 8k (across 3 accounts) in gambling on CSGL, but only 700 of my inventory or so was from the NCG / iBP match.
People want to know about the JC Hyphen match, which i bet on 3 max bets totaling around 2100~ in winnings. I have no idea if this was a throw or not, i did not play in this match and from what i saw of steels stream (he was carrying) it did not seem like one. I simply made a bet based off my knowledge of the players in the match. mOE was supposed to be playing with 300 ping against (in my opinion) the best UK Player in Pulse, it just seemed like a home run bet so i triple maxxed, which isn’t unusual for me if i am confident.
I want to add that i’m going to focus on doing what i can to repair the damage i did to this community which has been so generous and kind to me over the past ten years that i’ve been apart of it. I want to give away the skins i got from the bet and more, i never sold any on paypal or to anybody so i still have them all. I don’t know the best way about this, but i was thinking of streaming and giving away $1500 in skins, which was what me and casey made + some. If there is another method of giving them away that is preferred, let me know. This doesn’t excuse my actions, but I feel is a step forward in the right direction.
Even though i can never take it back, i want to try and make amends. I know what I do doesn’t fix anything, but I want to contribute to the community in a positive way and be around CS even if i am not playing competitively because i will always be passionate about the game, and make up for what I did to harm this community.
Hoping that the you will accept my sincerest apology,
DaZeD has also indicated that he will be streaming later at 07:00 where he will answer any questions that people may want to ask him.
I'm going to stream at about 10 PST tonight if you have any questions, comments, or want to let me know how much you hate me.— Sam M (@GODaZeD) January 31, 2015