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:

Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1524
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Poland Mateusz 'matty' Kołodziejczyk
Mateusz 'matty' Kołodziejczyk
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
301
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1668
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1414
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.16
Poland Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Grzegorz 'SZPERO' Dziamałek
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1669
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Poland Michał 'michi' Majkowski
Michał 'michi' Majkowski
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
137
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Poland Jakub 'kub' Pamuła
Jakub 'kub' Pamuła
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.16
France Robin 'GMX' Stahmer
Robin 'GMX' Stahmer
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
239
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Poland Damian 'DiAMon' Żarski
Damian 'DiAMon' Żarski
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
14
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.23
France Morgan 'B1GGY' Madour
Morgan 'B1GGY' Madour
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Paweł 'innocent' Mocek
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1417
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
Poland Michał 'bCk' Lis
Michał 'bCk' Lis
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.09
France Joey 'fxy0' Schlosser
Joey 'fxy0' Schlosser
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
186
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
France Kevin 'Uzzziii' Vernel
Kevin 'Uzzziii' Vernel
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
Very good! ban them from everything please.
2015-02-07 01:07
5 replies
Yaaayyy no ScreaM ban.
2015-02-07 01:57
:)
2015-02-07 02:02
#125
Snax | 
Poland Mval
stfu idiot they are innocent
2015-02-07 02:51
1 reply
ye in Poland maybe.
2015-02-07 03:06
so ban everyone pro, coz everyone bet on csgolounge more than 1 time, dat logic.
2015-02-07 11:05
lmao
2015-02-07 01:07
3 replies
still dont get why whole ESC was banned if Rallen and Mouz were only accused for betting at Alsen throw.
2015-02-07 01:34
2 replies
Neither do I, because if thise is the case, other people should be banned as well (Shazham, VP). Probably Valve is holding back information like they always do. Or they are incredibly stupid and banned ex ESC for no reason.
2015-02-07 03:13
1 reply
Same with ScreaM. He took part in the Epsilon's throw no matter if he knew about it or not. Minise and Szpero both didnt take part in the any betting same like ScreaM did and they are still punished.
2015-02-07 03:39
oh damn
2015-02-07 01:07
omg
2015-02-07 01:07
+1
2015-02-07 01:07
okay..
2015-02-07 01:07
here we go!
2015-02-07 01:07
rotfl
2015-02-07 01:07
expected
2015-02-07 01:08
skål
2015-02-07 01:08
ExPeKtEd
2015-02-07 01:08
New Team, ThrowMasters
2015-02-07 01:08
gg
2015-02-07 01:08
n1
2015-02-07 01:08
ESEA.. Such a Sheep... A sheep that mines your bitcoins.
2015-02-07 01:08
We said bye bye too ;)
2015-02-07 01:09
8 replies
+1
2015-02-07 01:10
Like any eu team will play CEVO lel
2015-02-07 02:00
1 reply
cya next season
2015-02-07 02:11
Some invegistation by you? Or just simple ban?
2015-02-07 02:38
Cevo is shit anyway
2015-02-07 09:54
who cares about shit cevo
2015-02-07 10:01
not worth a newspost
2015-02-07 11:34
So, i guess you didnt say bye bye in the end ;)
2015-02-07 22:01
RIP At this rate we won't have a competitive scene by summer
2015-02-07 01:09
2 replies
+1337
2015-02-07 01:10
Cheating is not the only way you become a pro.
2015-02-07 01:16
REKT
2015-02-07 01:09
hey FACE IT do the same, thank you
2015-02-07 01:09
omg
2015-02-07 01:10
#25
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Bulgaria bUHALOVIC
Is these players enough to form a league with all banned throwers and cheaters? :D
2015-02-07 01:10
#26
ayaya | 
Ireland skend
lol cya
2015-02-07 01:10
baj
2015-02-07 01:10
more trigger happy with bans than hltv.org admins
2015-02-07 01:10
they only do this so they can make the front page and stay relevant
2015-02-07 01:11
+shazham plz
2015-02-07 01:11
omg, bul und rzal
2015-02-07 01:12
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2015-02-07 01:12
keep investigating, pretty soon there will be no competitive cs go left :) games dead, gg
2015-02-07 01:12
RIP... when will this end? RIP CS
2015-02-07 01:13
#39
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Belarus Starvoid
something wrong with kurwalandia
2015-02-07 01:13
what the fuck
2015-02-07 01:13
-1
2015-02-07 01:14
respect to valve & esea !
2015-02-07 01:14
remove my post bout the truth that ESEA should be banned by valve from hosting tournaments since they illegitimate put harming software on unaware clients computer's and lpkane is an pathological liar who wants to fit in and in his lies he believes he has contact with valve (remember he said there were more bans incoming after Sf? and that esea helped valve catch kqly and sf?! all lies) lies lies lies, esea is trash
2015-02-07 01:16
2 replies
esea was always shit, nothing new
2015-02-07 01:20
They wont, because they work with eachother now, although that's what lpkane has been trying to do since the lift off the company. It seems to be working in his favor at this point.
2015-02-07 01:21
ban them.. BAN THEM ALL!!!
2015-02-07 01:15
rest in pepperoni :)
2015-02-07 01:16
Ripperoni
2015-02-07 01:16
if esc guys who were just betting were banned why shazam hasnt got banned either?
2015-02-07 01:16
1 reply
Bcs esc guys dont belong to big organization.
2015-02-07 01:18
polish match-fixing ring broken up by big papa valve.
2015-02-07 01:17
gj, ban all polish onions
2015-02-07 01:18
RIP
2015-02-07 01:18
Whatever. If they got banned from Valve sponsored majors, they would disband anyway.
2015-02-07 01:18
ESEA fucking idiots. Banning people without proofs just like in soviet russia under stalin.
2015-02-07 01:22
2 replies
+1
2015-02-07 01:21
Yes, just like internment of japanese americans after Pearl Harbor.
2015-02-07 01:28
RIPERINO POLAKINOS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2015-02-07 01:19
i still believe :D if i start now be pro i can be best since to summer there will be no pro teams lol thx god i dont play anymore that trash game
2015-02-07 01:21
jesus. I feel sad for the ESC guys, just as they were going to make a big move and quit real life shit to focus on CS career, banned without any evidence shown. rip [*]
2015-02-07 01:23
2 replies
protip: there was evidence stop being such a sheep.
2015-02-07 03:02
1 reply
protip: suck a dick i.imgur.com/XV2ssDS.gif
2015-02-07 22:02
lol dam
2015-02-07 01:22
Lots of angry kids in here ='( rekt
2015-02-07 01:23
skins ruined their careers..that's good...I hope everyone who throwed for skins gets banned
2015-02-07 01:27
1 reply
you mad you lost skins?
2015-02-07 01:36
here we go!
2015-02-07 01:27
pls faceit ban them also
2015-02-07 01:28
nobody cares about this shitty esea xD srsly
2015-02-07 01:30
inb4 "CEVO and FACEIT also ban"
2015-02-07 01:31
1 reply
2015-02-07 01:38
ripperino
2015-02-07 01:35
ban anyone who has ever placed a bet
2015-02-07 01:36
So does StarLadder by the way ;)
2015-02-07 01:38
lol i wonder did they give them reason why esc was baned because most likely them both suck valve dick in hope they will get money from volvo on major
2015-02-07 01:38
#93
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Europe Dan Zero
Why B1GGY? He wasn`t even a player of Epsilon when they threw
2015-02-07 01:40
rip competitive cs 2012-2014 Please light a candle, [*] in memory for our fallen brothers
2015-02-07 01:44
Poland stronk.
2015-02-07 01:48
GO BAN ALL TEAMS/WHY NOT?!
2015-02-07 01:50
proof or bs
2015-02-07 02:01
you are bestard. #fuckvolvo
2015-02-07 02:03
#104
NEO | 
Poland LGf
sad for polisch scene
2015-02-07 02:07
FK csgolounge FK DDOSERS FK CSGO PIS
2015-02-07 02:09
suck polishg!!! EFADSXcv
2015-02-07 02:10
Don't worry, GabeN knows why - you don't need to know why. /close
2015-02-07 02:10
#109
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Brazil Nobuga
Expected.
2015-02-07 02:11
poor polish, always throwing
2015-02-07 02:14
3 replies
They haven't threw any game :)
2015-02-07 02:16
2 replies
then why ban?
2015-02-07 02:33
1 reply
That is the question. They are probably accused of betting on Alsen's thrown match, but 2 of ESC players didn't even bet. No explanation by Valve though, just community guesses.
2015-02-07 02:43
rip poland
2015-02-07 02:15
It's just the beginning.
2015-02-07 02:39
nice to see ESEA is doglike to Valve
2015-02-07 02:45
just chill let us have our players
2015-02-07 02:48
Hell yeah let's ban everyone! It would be so fun to see the whole cs:go scene banned for a year :D This game would instantly die, GJ Valve and ESEA :)
2015-02-07 03:10
Bullshit ...
2015-02-07 03:20
What happening with CS scene...
2015-02-07 03:42
Poles coming out and complaining , while they all probably bashed IBP/epsilon
2015-02-07 03:47
Im having an orgasm .. BAN to all the throwers for life !!
2015-02-07 04:04
#FREEESC release them Gaben !
2015-02-07 04:23
RIP
2015-02-07 04:41
Imo this ban fest that is going on is just stupid without external betting sites such as csgolounge this wouldn't be a problem. These players are still human they make mistakes, but there is absolutely no reason to ruin the scene that is trying to currently gain a reputation. A statement should have been realeased by valve saying that any players from this moment on caught fixing matches would be banned, this entire situation has been gone at all wrong.
2015-02-07 04:45
aw i liked rallen gg valve finally dropping the hammer.
2015-02-07 04:49
1 reply
welp looks like valve fucked it up again. whats integrity.
2015-02-08 04:41
nice, no bitcoin allowed..err *matchfixing
2015-02-07 04:50
if ban EX-ESC, Ban ShaHZaM too... on ibp vs netcode.
2015-02-07 04:53
1 reply
yeah and scream too
2015-02-07 07:39
[*]
2015-02-07 05:58
"innocent"
2015-02-07 06:42
GJ Valve
2015-02-07 06:57
loool
2015-02-07 07:14
M
2015-02-07 07:28
why isn't scream banned, if minise, szpero and innocent are?
2015-02-07 07:38
3 replies
because he dont throw?
2015-02-07 07:49
2 replies
minise, szpero and innocent also didnt bet on alsen's game, yet they're banned. scream also participated in match that has been threw, so it's exactly the same thing.
2015-02-07 07:54
1 reply
Well, I think it's fair to say that you don't know all the details. I agree that Valve should inform us better but I think they might know something more than us that makes a difference.
2015-02-07 08:17
#164
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United States y0rk
There goes the entire Polish scene.
2015-02-07 07:50
Well , is this a perma ban? :( R.I.P
2015-02-07 07:52
1 reply
1 year AFAIK.
2015-02-07 08:19
still they didnt touch any t1 team so what about is that shitstorm... scream should be banned to but he have 2much viewers on twitch just double standards... wp volvo
2015-02-07 08:20
2 replies
I agree but the first t1 team they would touch is VP, I think they didn't have the guts to do that.
2015-02-07 08:21
1 reply
they wont do that cuz reputation of the game would suffer
2015-02-07 08:44
Will they show anything that can prove that they really fixed a match? Or r they just gonna ban them from everything without any serious reason?
2015-02-07 08:29
virtus pro next omg
2015-02-07 08:36
lol poland trash
2015-02-07 08:55
2 replies
lol israel trash much sense xD
2015-02-07 10:06
imagine throws t1-t2 from israel =DDDDD
2015-02-07 10:15
No kebab players from myR? Or i miss something
2015-02-07 09:06
1 reply
The kebab shield is too stronK for Gaben.
2015-02-07 10:31
so stiupid whay?
2015-02-07 09:20
i hope valve did investigate this enough.. there is few players that i think are not envolved in this shit.. and gmx saved scream . is that right or is scream innocent?
2015-02-07 09:41
IMO valve should give us and them any proof because now ban on these 2 players who didn't bet makes no sense at all
2015-02-07 10:02
lol...
2015-02-07 10:26
VALVE should ban only ONE thing - csgolounge! who the fck needs it?
2015-02-07 10:34
ex ESC will be unbanned :)
2015-02-07 10:42
I don't understand how they can do this without any reason. Which match was fixed?
2015-02-07 10:52
1 reply
Alsen
2015-02-07 10:58
Dat and overgaming
2015-02-07 10:58
Hopefully all these bans from events will result in a cleaner future for online betting/gaming in the CS community.. Hopefully this scares off the rest of those out there still matchfixing or considering doing so..
2015-02-07 11:11
"In light of these features, our public decisions will be fairer and more moral once we put empathy aside. Our policies are improved when we appreciate that a hundred deaths are worse than one, even if we know the name of the one, and when we acknowledge that the life of someone in a faraway country is worth as much as the life a neighbor, even if our emotions pull us in a different direction. Without empathy, we are better able to grasp the importance of vaccinating children and responding to climate change. These acts impose costs on real people in the here and now for the sake of abstract future benefits, so tackling them may require overriding empathetic responses that favor the comfort and well being of individuals today. We can rethink humanitarian aid and the criminal justice system, choosing to draw on a reasoned, even counter-empathetic, analysis of moral obligation and likely consequences." replace some of the words with counter-strike terms. This is HLTV now; trashtalking others and refuse to look at facts and actually demanding facts besides statements that doesn't provide any evidence. And just because people ain't popular nor well-known it doesn't mean that they can't be in the same problematic situation as a pro-player. I'm out :)
2015-02-07 11:31
gj ban polando biczys
2015-02-07 11:34
ban the kebab too
2015-02-07 11:42
#freeexesc
2015-02-07 11:46
ahahhaha enjoy noobs
2015-02-07 11:54
but esea was the best miner of all time
2015-02-07 12:07
Lol poland
2015-02-07 12:16
shit players
2015-02-07 12:40
Shit ESC
2015-02-07 12:42
ESEA= volvo fanbois
2015-02-07 12:58
ddos csgolounge KARMA
2015-02-07 13:30
ESEA showed me now why they suck actualy. Following Valve bans, when they don't have any evidence to show. Everyone knows Valve and now ESEA don't have those evidence and it sucks. Propably their CS:Go Carrer are ended, not because ban, just because ppl are so much idiots and flame everyone of players for selling matches. This keep much nerves and it will work not good for their psychic ...
2015-02-07 14:06
great
2015-02-07 19:21
now unban esc esea
2015-02-07 22:02
Wow... CS has turned into such joke. ESEA showing they're just as incompetent as Valve.
2015-02-07 22:37
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