ESEA mimics Valve's bans
ESEA has announced that it has banned ex-ESC and four former Epsilon members following Valve's match-fixing investigation.
Earlier on Friday, it was revealed that the former ESC Gaming team and four ex-members of Epsilon had been handed indefinite bans from all major events following a match-fixing investigation conducted by Valve itself.
The news came as a huge blow to the Polish team, who were due to attend the offline qualifier for ESL One Katowice next week and were on the verge of completing a move to a new organisation after leaving ESC Gaming.
ESEA has now announced that it has followed up on Valve's decision with indefinite bans of their own to all players for what it described as "gambling violation".
ex-ESC were sitting eighth in ESEA Invite, in which they are already marked as "dead", with a 2-6 record.
The following players have been banned by ESEA:
- Kevin "Uzzziii" Vernel
- Joey "fxy0" Schlosser
- Robin "GMX" Stahmer
- Morgan "B1GGY" Madour
- Damian "DiAMon" Żarski
- Michał "bCk" Lis
- Jakub "kub" Pamuła
- Mateusz "matty" Kołodziejczyk
- Michał "michi" Majkowski
- Karol "rallen" Rodowicz
- Mikołaj "mouz" Karolewski
- Grzegorz "SZPERO" Dziamałek
- Paweł "innocent" Mocek
- Jacek "MINISE" Jeziak