ESIC involves FBI in North American match-fixing investigation

The esports watchdog group is collaborating with federal law enforcement as part of a larger investigation into players bribed to fix matches by outside "betting syndicates."

The Commissioner of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC), Ian Smith, has revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now involved in the ongoing investigation into match-fixing in North American Counter-Strike, which has been underway since September 2020.

Mr. Smith stated that the investigation is covering two groups: one consisting of players who bet on themselves when the opportunity struck, and one group of players who were bribed by outside "betting syndicates" in order to fix matches in an organised fashion.

"It is part of a far bigger investigation, which is going to take us a little bit longer, unfortunately, which is that... there has been, amongst a relatively small but significant group of players, over a long period of time, organized match-fixing in North American MDL," the ESIC Commissioner explained in an interview with CS:GO content creator "slash32".

"We are, to some extent, working with law enforcement, working with the FBI, who only recently have had a sports betting investigative unit within the FBI. They're good, but they are inexperienced because sports betting hasn't really been a thing in America until recently, so everybody is kind of finding their feet on that one."

The findings of the first subsection of the investigation, Mr. Smith added, should be made public "within the next ten days to two weeks". He added that the commission has "really good corroborating evidence" of wrongdoing and that the players will be banned "for a very, very long time". In January, 35 players were banned for periods ranging from 12 months to five years for betting-related offences in Australian events.

"The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," Mr. Smith said.

Half of NA's valorant scene about to go to prison.
2021-03-31 23:48
41 replies
#7
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India OOFmiester
USA! USA! USA!
2021-03-31 23:48
2 replies
i'll be here when this thread got archived
2021-04-01 02:34
#387
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Kazakhstan k4rt4shov
RA SI YA
2021-04-01 10:52
omg German making a funny joke
2021-03-31 23:49
10 replies
this was not a joke at all
2021-03-31 23:49
jermans are doing that very often
2021-03-31 23:50
8 replies
Nah.
2021-04-01 02:08
German humour is no laughing matter
2021-04-01 03:50
6 replies
Hahahhahha soviettttt
2021-04-01 08:08
5 replies
how to spot spy in Jermany? if he laughs = spy
2021-04-01 08:20
3 replies
Ahahahah
2021-04-01 08:20
1 reply
Spy
2021-04-01 10:25
: D
2021-04-01 13:27
Lmao that's what I thought too. Classic joke from a sovietwomble video
2021-04-01 10:26
+1
2021-03-31 23:49
Press F to pay respect fo NA valorant
2021-03-31 23:56
5 replies
what do i do if i don't want to pay respects
2021-04-01 00:23
2 replies
u laugh
2021-04-01 00:28
1 reply
#264
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Brazil _Awper
u lose
2021-04-01 04:41
#207
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Brazil |witcher|
Esc
2021-04-01 02:11
"'The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically,' Mr. Smith said." No respects shall be payed.
2021-04-01 15:12
#61
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Switzerland x676
:D
2021-03-31 23:58
#77
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Finland Qlity
+1
2021-04-01 00:04
No cap I thought same exact thing
2021-04-01 00:23
LOL
2021-04-01 00:40
kkkkk FBI the good guys, keeping other FPS scenes in check
2021-04-01 01:13
Valorant for Prison 2021!!!!
2021-04-01 01:27
couldn't be so wrong XD
2021-04-01 01:42
Hey, those murica prisons ain’t gonna fill themselves!
2021-04-01 01:43
This is great opportunity for the scene since every tournament is online these days. They can put entire teams in on cell and everyone in single prison and then host lans there. The other half might be under pressure to commit crimes and be jailed in order to play these tournaments.
2021-04-01 02:07
2 replies
Ahhahaha
2021-04-01 11:23
XDDDDDDDDDDDD "Welcome to Supermax Prison Major 2021 presented by GG dot bet coming live to you from ADX Florence"
2021-04-01 13:34
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA RIP FAZE VALORANT
2021-04-01 02:38
#232
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Finland markka
Lock Them Up!
2021-04-01 02:48
#241
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Australia csRIOTgo
LOL maybe this will save the CS:GO scene with a lot of the Valulrant players going to gaol.
2021-04-01 03:08
lol
2021-04-01 05:13
#310
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Canada AyyyJayyy
Hopefully!
2021-04-01 07:09
XD
2021-04-01 14:01
FBI open up!
2021-04-01 15:05
HAHAHA +1
2021-04-02 10:14
Welcome to Us
2021-04-02 11:28
Good.
2021-03-31 23:48
#5
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Luxembourg x1fy
Poggers
2021-03-31 23:48
what
2021-03-31 23:48
#8
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China HEIDASHUAi
FBI OPEN UP
2021-03-31 23:48
1 reply
KEKW
2021-04-01 22:39
IBUYPOWER WTF MEN)))
2021-03-31 23:49
2 replies
iBP off the hook brudda
2021-04-01 00:13
1 reply
#287
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United States 3manu3l
+1
2021-04-01 05:42
MURICA
2021-03-31 23:48
RIP teams on Snow Sweet Snow. lmao
2021-03-31 23:48
3 replies
Snow sweet snow pretty legit tho
2021-04-01 10:46
2 replies
#476
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Sri Lanka w7tv
-1 worst comment in hltv spotted
2021-04-01 17:33
1 reply
Flair/flag/name checks out
2021-04-02 14:21
#12
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United States notawaffle
cant wait for valorant scene to take a hit from this
2021-03-31 23:48
3 replies
#230
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Brazil |witcher|
Why though? The investigation regards counter strike.
2021-04-01 02:45
2 replies
A lot of the players suspected to be involved with this have fled to VALORANT to chase the bag there.
2021-04-01 03:00
1 reply
#477
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Sri Lanka w7tv
even cheaters moved to valulrant to avoid being hunted lifetime on csgo
2021-04-01 17:33
Ooo, rip C9?
2021-03-31 23:48
1 reply
Nah they competed in eu broski
2021-04-01 10:46
wonder if valorant orgs are gonna drop their players after this
2021-03-31 23:49
11 replies
no they gonna play from prison
2021-04-01 00:31
1 reply
lmao +1
2021-04-01 12:06
They are going to jail lol
2021-04-01 00:35
#233
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Brazil |witcher|
"...in the ongoing investigation into match-fixing in North American Counter-Strike, which has..." Why valorant?
2021-04-01 02:48
3 replies
Most players that are being investigated have already quit cs and are playing valorant right now
2021-04-01 03:31
Many players before leaving for valulrant threw some matches for money.
2021-04-01 08:09
riot games just started an investigation as well
2021-04-01 14:04
They're fucked since the FBI is involved rip
2021-04-01 05:51
#343
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Canada free_ropz
they will all end in cypher cage
2021-04-01 09:14
1 reply
#505
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United States Shr3y
Lol
2021-04-01 22:34
If you are caught by the fucking fbi aint no team ever gonna sign you
2021-04-01 09:55
oh no, the feds are coming
2021-03-31 23:49
PauseChamp
2021-03-31 23:49
#17
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Portugal Hmikas
lol
2021-03-31 23:49
Na going to be even more dead
2021-03-31 23:49
1 reply
#98
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India FosFate
na Valorant this time
2021-04-01 00:20
#21
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Finland H0rnPub
and it's... JAIL TIME
2021-03-31 23:49
3 replies
xaxaaxa
2021-04-01 00:11
#501
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Israel MataNNN
ITS JAIL TIME BOIS
2021-04-01 21:28
Jahahahhahahahaahah
2021-04-02 01:09
CSI: Special Matchfixing Unit
2021-03-31 23:49
POGGERS
2021-03-31 23:49
In case of an investigation by any federal entity or similar, I do not have any involvement with this group or with the people in it, I do not know how I am here, probably added by a third party, I do not support any actions by the members in this discord.
2021-03-31 23:50
11 replies
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-03-31 23:52
xDDD
2021-04-01 00:03
#115
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
kkkkkkkk
2021-04-01 00:27
you forgot to switch browser tabs, buddy
2021-04-01 01:21
flag checks out
2021-04-01 01:34
Hahahahahahahah
2021-04-01 02:32
#259
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Brazil Khiva
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-01 04:31
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk classic
2021-04-01 05:51
#339
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Ukraine volod1m1r
xd
2021-04-01 08:51
Kkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-01 10:02
Caught in 4k
2021-04-01 13:39
FBI OPEN UP
2021-03-31 23:50
FOOOOOOLED
2021-03-31 23:50
they all play valorant now LULW
2021-03-31 23:50
#32
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Finland harakka88
rip furia
2021-03-31 23:51
2 replies
??? K
2021-04-01 02:18
1 reply
#478
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Sri Lanka w7tv
ence is salty cause never beat furia
2021-04-01 17:34
Hahahaha rip nrg shanks 😂😂😂
2021-03-31 23:51
3 replies
hahaah atleast he could steal some paychecks before getting kicked
2021-03-31 23:53
He got kicked from his org i think like a week or two ago, so yeah he's getting banned for sure
2021-04-01 01:28
#224
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United States ReynaMain
yea lol i even saw him talk to his brother in a twitch chat asking him if he should throw in a valorant tourney when he was on nrg
2021-04-01 02:33
USA USA USA USA USA!!!!
2021-03-31 23:52
Valve can see future... that's why they created fbi avatars
2021-03-31 23:52
Ahahhaa FBI!! OPEN UP!!
2021-03-31 23:52
pce Carson lol
2021-03-31 23:52
1 reply
I wondered how he got that sapphire butterfly knife lol
2021-04-01 01:29
#40
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Australia CaZeR01
Finally another country getting authorities involved
2021-03-31 23:52
2 replies
india's forsaken gets banned australia's scene has betting problems now NA britain's colonies in shambles
2021-04-01 02:23
1 reply
#398
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Germany bowski23
UK's no scene influence is so bad, that it even kills its colonies
2021-04-01 11:16
#44
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United States Haibara
FBI OPEN UP
2021-03-31 23:53
#45
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Argentina WaSTe_D
douuu
2021-03-31 23:53
Word
2021-03-31 23:54
#47
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Ukraine yoloflaper
man just cancel NA CS
2021-03-31 23:54
3 replies
#153
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United States munkE_pOo
.|.. no thank you.
2021-04-01 00:55
#161
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Greece hekzy
All those throwers are now in valulrant
2021-04-01 01:00
Most of these low lifes switched to Valarante cuz they could get a bit of money there
2021-04-01 07:30
3 words fbi open up
2021-03-31 23:55
furia x chaos
2021-03-31 23:55
#51
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Valorant professional scene about to take a big hit if this investigation ends up revealing big things? Like more than half of those NA MDL team players are in Valorant right now
2021-03-31 23:55
I'm curious to see if this will affect any actual decent players tbh
2021-03-31 23:56
11 replies
shanks from NRG is gone
2021-04-01 00:00
8 replies
I said decent players, not valorant pros lmao
2021-04-01 00:00
6 replies
ohh. What do you consider a good player tho? Grim
2021-04-01 00:01
3 replies
by decent I mean anyone on in one of the 6 best north american csgo teams
2021-04-01 00:04
1 reply
Small chance that any of the top teams did it, similar as in AU, only like 2 guys from a top 6 team got shafted, rest were some nonamers
2021-04-01 01:52
#169
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North America joeS
grim match fixer? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2021-04-01 01:11
#215
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France cedd
its all dudes that switched to valorant fyi
2021-04-01 02:21
1 reply
unsurprising tbh the greedy people went to get money in a worse game
2021-04-01 02:22
#344
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Canada free_ropz
who
2021-04-01 09:17
faze marved
2021-04-01 03:48
1 reply
valorant omegalul
2021-04-01 03:48
all these tier 2 valorant teams are about to have their rosters destroyed
2021-03-31 23:57
RIP NA guess im a finnish cs fan now any havu fans out there?
2021-03-31 23:59
5 replies
HAVU TOP1 2021 SEX7 TOP1 2021 - 2030
2021-04-01 00:29
1 reply
kiitos
2021-04-01 00:32
NA Valarante you mean 😂👍
2021-04-01 07:31
1 reply
RIP VaLULrant ??? - 2021
2021-04-01 13:55
i am here if you wanna start havu group chat we can talk that via hltv direct messages
2021-04-01 08:41
holy shid
2021-03-31 23:59
Omg NA scene will be even more dead than it is now. I wonder if some big names threw matches. ""The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," Mr. Smith said." I like this mens, he doesn't fuck around
2021-03-31 23:59
5 replies
#73
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United States PP_Bizon
Probably not imo, most of the matchfixers went to valorant lol
2021-04-01 00:02
2 replies
Will be funny if riot will do NOTHING about them noobs
2021-04-01 00:21
1 reply
#217
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France cedd
they're getting federal charges, banned from valorant is the least of their worries
2021-04-01 02:22
#114
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United Kingdom fal36
Cuus these kids were in groupchats talking about what games to throw and were betting on sites that have to give their logs to law enforcement if requested as part of anti matchfixing laws
2021-04-01 00:26
1 reply
Xaxaxa I'm glad Mr. Smith just calls them what they are. Truly, just some dumb fucks
2021-04-01 00:29
#66
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Denmark aCggg
APRIL FOOOOOOOOOOOOLS
2021-04-01 00:01
2 replies
#72
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Sweden frizzahh
nah it was published on 31st
2021-04-01 00:02
13min early, for that, thankfully :)
2021-04-01 01:26
Xeppa, leaf and ex-chaos escaping to mexico in 3,2,1
2021-04-01 00:02
"for a very, very long time" if not forever then the iBP guys should be unbanned
2021-04-01 00:02
11 replies
#219
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Finland JooonsMO
Esic has unbanned ibp already. Dont you understand that esic has nothing to do with valve
2021-04-01 02:23
10 replies
that’s the problem esic is cooperating with the fucking FBI but Valve wouldn’t lol
2021-04-01 12:21
9 replies
valve is a game developer and publisher not an esports organisation. imo its good to see valve being so strict in that regard. People abused their published product for criminal activities so why should they even think of allowing them to just get back on track if we're talking about criminals? they surely can always create a new account and play the game how its supposed to play for fun. they can even do it on 3rd party mms. but they are not allowed to gain profits participating in valve tournaments any longer for abusing valves product for illegal criminal activities allowing them to earn profits. in many countries, germany for example, you'll never ever be allowed to work for the government if youve had issues with the law or police before. why? because having issues with law/police (criminal, illegal activities) = having issues with the gov (police /law =represantives of the gov) and therefore you're not given the chance to represent it (the gov) in the future any longer. same case for valve. they "govern" their own product. use that product to harm it and the "governor" valve itself you won't be able to represant that product (esports scene) any longer and cooperate with valve.
2021-04-01 14:33
8 replies
c o o p e r a t i o n and if they're not an "esports org" what right do they have to keep the iBP guys banned? sure it's their game and "their" majors (which are hosted and backed by different organizations, valve just throws in game pins at the pros LMAO) but keeping those guys locked up cos of a few bucks while others are making a fortune of matchfixing and not even saying a word about it is just pure ignorance like this is where the "valve only cares about money" line becomes irrelevant, they don't give a shit about money nor competitive integrity
2021-04-01 14:32
7 replies
read my edit.
2021-04-01 14:34
5 replies
i don't have a problem with the iBP ban as it is but the fact that the guys that will get banned now probably won't be banned forever and won't even be banned from majors is dumb everyone should get the same punishment for cheating / matchfixing
2021-04-01 14:37
4 replies
thats true but thats a whole different story. if esic finds out what happened they'll sanction the players probably. fbi will sanction them irl and use the law against them. valve is nkt involved in that scenario yet. but as seen in the past they would most likely ban them afterwards as well.
2021-04-01 14:42
3 replies
yeah but they didn't ban actual cheaters forever lol like they banned the coaches from the next 2-4 majors and that's just dumb compared to iBP throwing for $10k total
2021-04-01 14:43
1 reply
thats true! only thing that could explain this is that the whole coaching bug was a bug created by no other than valve itself... but i think it was an esic ban as well and not a valve one if im correct? compare it to matchfixing where the problem wasnt caused by a programming bug of valve itself but rather criminals abusing the system on purpose.
2021-04-01 14:47
esic has nothing to do with valve. their punishments neither. if the freaking fbi is even publicly calling out criminals that abused valves game they'll ban them. from. valve spondored tournaments as well for like a 100000% chance. tgex need the evidence at first though.
2021-04-01 14:44
btw "what right do they have to have them banned" its their product. they can ban whoever they want from using it to make profits off it especially when frraking abusing its system in the past to gain illegal profits from criminal activities. they hurt the whole scene, esports in general and valve as the publisher of the game. every other company would do the same. its not like these criminals are not even allowed to use the product any longer. they are just not able to participate in valve sponsored events any longer for abusing their game for illegal and criminal activities.
2021-04-01 14:40
Oh shit need to withdraw all my money
2021-04-01 00:03
"The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," Mr. Smith said. AHAHAHA, classic NA.. Oh god they are in trouble.. xDDDD
2021-04-01 00:05
#79
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Serbia XD___
whattt
2021-04-01 00:06
#80
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Czech Republic JakamanCZ
LET´S GO POGGERS
2021-04-01 00:07
Waiting for retchy and 4pack getting banned
2021-04-01 00:09
1 reply
#424
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Greece hekzy
And shanks poised and marved
2021-04-01 13:16
#82
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Finland Eestu
Isn't that the same guy who made videos where he said YEKINDAR might be cheating?
2021-04-01 00:10
1 reply
#481
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Sri Lanka w7tv
until lan, he is also woro2k zywhoo and flusha
2021-04-01 17:38
Lucky for the CIS match fixers that FBI cannot get information from betting sites arround that area. Otherwise this would be a huge blow up for the game.
2021-04-01 00:11
8 replies
Seized nervous sweating.
2021-04-01 01:13
7 replies
Seized is too bad to be in a position to actually throw a match
2021-04-01 01:55
1 reply
#483
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Sri Lanka w7tv
yes too bad sitting on his new porsche
2021-04-01 17:38
They will never get caught, especially most of the betting sites in EU are from russia. So no way for ESIC or FBI get information from those betting companies. Also 1xbet probably into it as well and you can see that they are probably covering it by sponsoring last ESL pro league. EZ tactis.
2021-04-01 10:21
4 replies
yeah, also HR and Forze always seems questionable for me.
2021-04-01 10:37
1 reply
Even navi look questionable sometimes.
2021-04-01 10:51
+1 but interpol will take a look no doubt about it
2021-04-01 16:29
1 reply
Even if they take a look and find something, legally they cannot act because they need consent from the original sources.
2021-04-01 16:33
🤣 lmao
2021-04-01 00:15
#92
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Europe Cirros_V2
Leeeets goooo! Keep the great work ESIC! Is there a way to smh support ESIC by donating or smth?
2021-04-01 00:15
2 replies
Pay your taxes lol
2021-04-01 21:10
1 reply
#500
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Europe Cirros_V2
I don't think that will do lol
2021-04-01 21:12
#94
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United Kingdom novaseer
"The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," fucking LMAO
2021-04-01 00:18
1 reply
Perfectly honest.
2021-04-01 08:31
so rip ALL NA ESEA mdl ??
2021-04-01 00:19
1 reply
#171
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North America joeS
no rip all of valorant t1 scene
2021-04-01 01:12
#96
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Portugal Surya
2021-04-01 00:20
#97
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Canada Cloutless
LOL I HATE THIS SCENE
2021-04-01 00:20
go catch the idiots
2021-04-01 00:21
richard lewis is gonna have a field day with this one
2021-04-01 00:21
1 reply
BRUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHH
2021-04-01 00:22
FBI OMEGALUL
2021-04-01 00:22
Oh nooooo feels soooooo bad for valorant So sad so sad Fucking /s
2021-04-01 00:23
MR SMITH is BASED
2021-04-01 00:23
RIP NA VALORANT SCENE KKKKK
2021-04-01 00:25
What if NA orgs just ran away from inc' dramas
2021-04-01 00:25
SHANKS,POISED,MARVED,CALYPSO, MORE?
2021-04-01 00:27
What NA involved in match fixing NO WAYYY!!! OMFG they are clean like rain drop......... WHAT NA NOoooo....
2021-04-01 00:27
HaHa AuStRaLiA MaTcHiNg OnLy HaHa OMEGALUL
2021-04-01 00:29
0_0
2021-04-01 00:30
#127
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Sweden Trkmag
NA CS at it best
2021-04-01 00:30
#131
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Germany NitczkaCS
Cool and how about CIS?
2021-04-01 00:32
RIKO in jail when?
2021-04-01 00:36
finally time for EU
2021-04-01 00:40
1 reply
Bring out the novichok
2021-04-01 01:22
I bet the kids who threw are shitting their pants rn just reading the word FBI lol There's gonna be some snitching
2021-04-01 00:40
#148
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
HAHAHHAH GG MATCHFIXERS!
2021-04-01 00:52
Valorant about to die before it started
2021-04-01 00:55
#154
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Australia SenseZ
GUYS BET ON ANY TEAM THAT YOU THINK SHOULD WIN ON PAPER EVERYONE SCARED TO MATCHFIX RN
2021-04-01 00:56
#157
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Europe WhatOta
LMAOO THEY GOT THE FEDS ON THIS
2021-04-01 00:58
2 replies
ay bruh look the feds gon catch these mothafockers doin some dumb shit thats 💯
2021-04-01 02:19
1 reply
#222
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United States flipfone
no cap
2021-04-01 02:31
#162
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Germany BIG2020
FBI OPEN UP
2021-04-01 01:01
LOL FBI DONT PLAY For real though, RIP NA CS and Valorant
2021-04-01 01:04
#165
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Denmark EY2ZY
NEXT WILL BE THE CIA
2021-04-01 01:05
3 replies
+1 EU next
2021-04-01 01:18
2 replies
#240
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Denmark EY2ZY
EU will be interpol and CIS the kremlin will handle it
2021-04-01 03:00
1 reply
If Kremlin will start an investigation in Russia for matchfixing than a lot of people will fall from the 10th floor.
2021-04-01 20:08
#167
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Europe Vallon4
NA OMEGALUL What a joke.
2021-04-01 01:07
#168
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Bulgaria goshyy
RIP NA FPS SCENE
2021-04-01 01:10
Its problaly be kinda easy to catch them.
2021-04-01 01:16
#175
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Chile Romanosky
Bye bye NA.
2021-04-01 01:17
hope NA Valorant gets totally fucked after this Hope this helps
2021-04-01 01:20
clown show but at least all the scumbags get fucked
2021-04-01 01:24
them lil idiots as mr smith says sure must be regretting it now huh
2021-04-01 01:26
#186
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World Notb8ing
nice
2021-04-01 01:28
now american mdl kids are scared of getting swatted, means their household pet will die 100% with a chance at a family member or two
2021-04-01 01:29
#191
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United States syrup_god
good
2021-04-01 01:38
Not surprised
2021-04-01 01:53
nice... will people also say "free insertplayername" if someone gets punished?
2021-04-01 01:53
Please dont treat leaf bad after that ok?! He’s only 16 year old boy...
2021-04-01 01:54
fucking narcs
2021-04-01 01:58
USA! USA! USA! ALWAYS BESTESTES COUNTRY EVEN THE FIRST TO HAVE FBI INVETIGATNG IN VIDEOGAME USA USA USA
2021-04-01 02:09
ESIC playing Nuke ct side
2021-04-01 02:13
cya in 10 4pack you dog cunt hltv.org/matches/2342004/blood-sweat-and..
2021-04-01 02:17
3 replies
lmao the comments
2021-04-01 02:39
#247
jemi | 
Finland Qlity
lmaoo
2021-04-01 03:32
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-01 05:17
APRIL FOOLS FBI arent care if kiddos loster dollor
2021-04-01 02:17
imagine being a tier 10000 NA player trying to do some money then you hear at your door "FBI OPEN UP!"
2021-04-01 02:19
1 reply
lmao
2021-04-01 02:29
Is this why swag and azk were already dropped in valulrant? Btw Smith isn't a clown like some people think, look at what he did with cricket.
2021-04-01 02:28
3 replies
#265
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North America joeS
hes been in multiple sports i dont think anyone is gonna discredit what this guy has to say
2021-04-01 04:47
2 replies
I have seen him being mocked by kids really, I'm not making this up. Some were trolling, some were clearly not sadly.
2021-04-01 10:19
#373 :c
2021-04-01 10:54
Bye bye marved and shanks
2021-04-01 02:42
#231
sh1ro | 
Argentina Xaby
too much kids reporting matchfixing cuz money loss XD
2021-04-01 02:46
fbi open up
2021-04-01 02:54
RIP Furia!
2021-04-01 02:56
#236
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United States BGS
looks like 2 CS players who have been mentioned in the past have changed their alias in Valorant recently. Hmmmmmmmm
2021-04-01 02:58
3 replies
Who? If you don't mind me asking, not really into the Valorant scene
2021-04-01 08:03
2 replies
#425
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Greece hekzy
Food to victor is one of them.
2021-04-01 13:18
1 reply
Ty <3
2021-04-01 13:47
FBI open up
2021-04-01 02:59
hopefully this includes canadian fixers, nothing would make me laugh more than seeing their sweet asses be subjected to a us fed pen
2021-04-01 03:00
1 reply
#245
jemi | 
Finland Qlity
r lewis just confirmed on stream that its international
2021-04-01 03:28
#243
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Chile cristiaan
monkaS
2021-04-01 03:25
#251
jL | 
Estonia pj4
its april 1st guys u rly all got jebaited
2021-04-01 03:54
FBI, OPEN UP!!!!! I SAID OPEN THE DOOR!!!!
2021-04-01 04:06
XAXAXAXAXAXAX cya na matchfixers
2021-04-01 04:09
wooow kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-04-01 04:13
justice
2021-04-01 04:28
real or aprils fool?
2021-04-01 04:40
2 replies
#298
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World waltsuu
april fools.. do you think FBI is investigating some tier 5 csgo league?
2021-04-01 06:20
1 reply
Wouldn't matter if it's tier1 or tier99, do you think it's only famous ppl that can get investigated? It does seem exaggerated and therefore it should be a april fools now that it's posted today, but ofc. FBI would get involved if outside betting syndicates in any way had bribed american players.. Who else should investigate such a case if so lol
2021-04-01 16:14
oh no Chaos F
2021-04-01 04:40
1 reply
? talking about MDL csgo with all the new valorant players
2021-04-01 08:05
#267
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Asia en1lykS
Hmm.. Furia v. C9
2021-04-01 04:53
1 reply
RIP FURIA
2021-04-01 04:54
#271
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Philippines sijibats
RIP NA Valorant
2021-04-01 05:03
ladies and gentleman we got em
2021-04-01 05:18
Check the match between furia and c9 lol
2021-04-01 05:25
#284
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Europe CiaranB
Is it really that serious?
2021-04-01 05:26
4 replies
#299
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Hungary szia
Accepting money from a betting corporation to fix the result of something bet on, Yes that is serious
2021-04-01 06:22
3 replies
Sprout should be banned there as well, and basically each team playing in those snow fix snow shit cups
2021-04-01 08:11
#507
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Europe CiaranB
aint nothing serious about tier 2/3 players throwing matches that mean nothing
2021-04-01 23:55
1 reply
#515
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Hungary szia
So, you do not see the issue with getting money for fixing the result of something people bet on?
2021-04-02 06:43
"because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," Mr. Smith said. you are the idiots. how can you ban people for multiple years and then not provide evidence when asked? incompetent organisation that will face the consequences soon.
2021-04-01 05:35
3 replies
they are literally about to release fbi investigation haha if you dont think they have evidence men you really are dumb
2021-04-01 05:46
2 replies
i am talking about australian scene. all the people that requested the evidence behind the bans were denied, or still haven't been released and they keep delaying it. twitter.com/EmJaeCaer/status/13774607875..
2021-04-01 09:11
1 reply
you've to be incredibly stupid to thinking au scene wasn't fixing . the whole barrage of fixing started with your hopeless region and sea(just watch any tyloo and vg game even now lmao)and then festered all over the world.
2021-04-01 11:17
#289
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United States Will767
Yeah screw the valorant scene
2021-04-01 05:50
#293
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United States blue64
Marved "steal yo girl on lan" finna go to jail xd
2021-04-01 05:59
Funny thing was that C9 left the scene before the end of the investigation hahahahaha
2021-04-01 06:13
1 reply
+10000 hahahhahaah how could they possibly give a reason for what happened in Boston Major final?
2021-04-01 07:32
All cs scene is going to prison Pog
2021-04-01 06:18
#296
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Hungary szia
The FBI about to arrest half of the NA Valorant players lmfaoooo
2021-04-01 06:20
#300
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Brazil Seleskva
house is down
2021-04-01 06:22
KEKW
2021-04-01 06:35
#304
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United States EaZy113
To the people saying its not illegal. its fraud they are cheating people out of money. Same thing if its a card game or a football game.
2021-04-01 06:41
#306
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United States stotte
No wonder its taking so long: FBI took years to investigate two FBI agents who blatantly admitted in text that they were investigating the previous President for political reasons. The FBI is only good for bullying innocent citizens and syphoning money away from people. Useless, corrupt organization
2021-04-01 06:52
3 replies
#307
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United States stotte
Do away with the useless Department of "Justice" while we're at it
2021-04-01 06:53
expected from burger brain
2021-04-01 08:02
1 reply
#480
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United States stotte
youtube.com/watch?v=DjhnRKBaNwA It's not april fools you knob
2021-04-01 17:38
Can any HLTV Staff confirm thats not an april fool? Please, because I would really enjoy if the fbi gets involved because something happens then
2021-04-01 06:53
8 replies
No way they make a joke about this, it’s a serious organisation. Some of these people might go to jail.
2021-04-01 10:10
7 replies
Yeah I took it serious but you never know for real, to be honest I am glad they ask fbi to get involved because match fixing is a serious thing that shouldn't be underestimated
2021-04-01 10:13
4 replies
Flair doesn’t check out
2021-04-01 10:16
3 replies
im not from africa :L jermani
2021-04-01 10:27
2 replies
not name, flair!
2021-04-01 10:28
1 reply
oh nvm xD
2021-04-01 10:29
#479
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United States stotte
FBI is a serious organization hahahaha
2021-04-01 17:36
1 reply
ESIC
2021-04-01 17:38
#309
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Brazil chad47
4pack going to jail soon with XoTiC retchyy nosrac basically ex bst going to jailll
2021-04-01 07:07
Those kids thinking they could get away with a bit of match fixing while living in their moms basement xddddd they have a lot of explaining to do when the FBI knocks on the front door
2021-04-01 07:15
wtf then
2021-04-01 07:24
RIP TUROK, so much money was betted on him in the BOSTON MAJOR, that unfortunately FAZE had to throw and give up the major to CLOWN9. What in the world makes you think that this guy could ever become a MAJOR MVP? It was all NA's illegal betting money. Xd Cya in prison NA VALULRANT players.
2021-04-01 07:30
2 replies
#503
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Israel MataNNN
Why would you think a team will throw on the grand final of a major?
2021-04-01 21:58
1 reply
MAJOR Prize Money = 1M Money on bet = 3-4M thats how its decided
2021-04-02 04:58
90% of NA is done for, finally all these scumbags & dirtlords will get their heads knocked in by the FBI (conviction rate above 95%) GG scrubs hope it was worth it. Some of u will see jail
2021-04-01 07:37
""The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," Mr. Smith said." An accurate quote indeed... Match-fixing is never an intelligent thing to do. I'm glad an investigation has arisen to crack down on this sort of thing.
2021-04-01 07:51
China and Asia When?
2021-04-01 08:04
2 replies
#366
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Austria SplasJ
Never, cause they dont give a shit there
2021-04-01 10:12
1 reply
Mafia >>>>> ESIC
2021-04-01 10:17
In case of an investigation by any federal entity or similar, I do not have any involvement with this group or with the people in it, I do not know how I am here, probably added by a third party, I do not support any actions by the members in this discord.
2021-04-01 08:14
Imagine being lazy and bad in everything and videogames being your only chance to MAYBE make money besides cleaning and then you matchfix and get banned from everywhere lmao
2021-04-01 08:22
#335
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Iraq real_bob
FBI OPEN UP *bam bam bam*
2021-04-01 08:33
#336
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Hungary raffai
nice !!!
2021-04-01 08:35
Byebye entire NA, even though they all left for valorant already. Australia first NA second CIS third? ASIA nope
2021-04-01 08:50
1 reply
People who are getting banned moved to Valarante so who cars
2021-04-01 10:06
lmao
2021-04-01 08:55
Why they didn't hire fbi to track hack tool user instead and give death penalty to those scums
2021-04-01 09:08
1 reply
Wtf
2021-04-01 10:06
>betting on themselves LMAO, if this is a crime, then esic are complete dumbfucks
2021-04-01 09:20
4 replies
that should never be a crime, only if they bet against themselves because then you know they threw and basically scammed everyone who bet on their win.
2021-04-01 09:45
3 replies
#359
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France cedd
this is shortsighted. what if they bet on themselves and the enemy team throws, think about that
2021-04-01 09:58
2 replies
#365
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Austria SplasJ
Yeah someone in a specific job is never allowed to do stuff like this. This is completely normal to ensure integrity.
2021-04-01 10:11
#468
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Greece hekzy
+1
2021-04-01 15:48
are they really going to jail for match-fixing???
2021-04-01 09:30
1 reply
#358
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France cedd
depends on outcome of their trials if this information is true (looks true so far). but yes they're looking at american federal charges and prison time if the evidence is there (apparently it is)
2021-04-01 09:56
It's happening.
2021-04-01 09:47
#354
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Russia mshkoda
NA CS, expected
2021-04-01 09:47
8/8
2021-04-01 09:53
#357
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Portugal ZeeeVe
Isn´t just players, look at MOE! All the shit he has being doing through all these years.
2021-04-01 09:55
1 reply
Yeah he is such a disgusting individual. A lot of kid got into gambling because of his rigged promoting streams etc.
2021-04-01 11:00
FBI OPEN UP
2021-04-01 09:59
Even after IBP these people don't learn.
2021-04-01 10:14
1 reply
what should they learn? majority of people who matchfix don't even have any future at actual top tier CS, so match fixing for extra money isn't really risk for them.
2021-04-01 10:54
Can't wait for interpol to do the same in Europe, so many instances like in NA, given the eastern european/russian betting syndicates are prob more powerful over here in sports anyway..
2021-04-01 10:16
"The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," Mr. Smith said. Says idiot, who works for a betting syndicate.
2021-04-01 10:21
3 replies
Calling Ian Smith an idiot, clapclap hltv.
2021-04-01 10:57
2 replies
Well, isn't that obvious even for 9-year old child, that the whole scene, tourney operators, organizators and top teams are sponsored MAINLY by betting companies. Isn't that obvious, that there are lots of violation conflicts of interests? You know the answers and you know how the system works. Useless ESIC.
2021-04-01 11:07
1 reply
#488
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North America joeS
CSGO is so popular as an esport directly because of betting.
2021-04-01 18:23
FBI OPEN UP
2021-04-01 10:21
#392
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Russia mcs#
oops
2021-04-01 11:00
Na FIXING lul so bad at fixing aswell kekw . cis been doing ages and most blatantly and not one team/player has been outed yet. i bet even as we speak there is some fixed tourney going on and cis is involved.
2021-04-01 11:06
FBI investigates match-fixing in CSGO but hasn't busted where Carmen San Diego is at. typical nobs
2021-04-01 11:10
#397
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Estonia qoznyyy
finally some esic news
2021-04-01 11:11
FBI monkaS
2021-04-01 11:32
Everyone thinking this Is real💀
2021-04-01 11:39
FBI OPEN UP
2021-04-01 11:43
FBI OPEN UP
2021-04-01 11:44
Its 1 april guys
2021-04-01 11:44
Pog
2021-04-01 11:53
#411
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Portugal dracø
"The first part we'll deal with quite quickly, because... we're dealing with idiots, basically," Mr. Smith said. lmao, well written joke, 8/8 hltv
2021-04-01 12:07
Tinfoil hats were right again so many people didnt believe there was match fix specially in mdl. Valve is sweating match fixer got caught now it is time to get the cheaters and that will be the end of csgo.
2021-04-01 12:22
1 reply
#460
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Greece hekzy
this will be the end of valorant. I expect 90% of players like this to be banned: IMT: Genghsta, Shot_Up Soniqs: DizzyLife, Bob Sentinels: Dapr Faze: Marved EnVy: food, mummay, kaboose, crashies GenG: Huynh, MKael, Shawn, gMd 100T: Asuna C9: mitch, vice, relyks, leaf Andbox: yay, rebo NRG: Infinite, s0m, android XSET: PureR Luminosity: Thief, Aproto, moose, stellar Renegades: Winsum, cp2, retrQ, Stronglegs Version1: Player1, zellsis, penny, effys T1: curry Rise: Shanks, caLypso, poised, neptune PUGSTARS: brawk, nurfed, zander, b0ssy, denya Ghost: dazzLe, nismo, wippie SpaceStastion: DXN, Roca Noble: dsr, xCeed, FugLy eUnited: jmoh, fiziq beastcoast: KOLER
2021-04-01 15:04
Now we know why NA switch to Valorant OMEGALUL
2021-04-01 12:25
#418
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India SKS_1337
please tell me this is not april's fools joke.
2021-04-01 12:58
FBI OPEN UP!
2021-04-01 13:06
This hurts Valorant more than anything, which is a good thing for CS. Well done ESIC.
2021-04-01 13:06
#421
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Poland BAN_ANIME
KEKW
2021-04-01 13:08
April fools?
2021-04-01 13:27
1 reply
Bad timing in such case "31/3/2021 - 23:47" .. .. also it's not that far fetched as the FBI isn't taking serious cases anymore it seems
2021-04-01 13:49
Lol can’t wait to see who thought they were going to get away with it this time. These match fixers are in full panic mode right now
2021-04-01 13:51
What about Hunters laptop? Hillarys emails? Joes extortion of Ukranian officials? FBI you have become a joke!
2021-04-01 13:52
2 replies
WeirdChamp too many cooks spoil the broth, better to have dedicated teams for that than all of them do the same things
2021-04-01 17:08
Nah FBI need that betting money for their blacksites and they got screwed by matchfixers. Damn that would be funny - CIA finances their illegal operations by drug trade in south america while FBI finances theirs with e-sports bets. :DDD
2021-04-01 17:48
#440
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Luxembourg TheBudi34
Gib me my list moneys then
2021-04-01 13:58
RIP VALORANT OMEGALUL
2021-04-01 14:56
ibuyprision
2021-04-01 16:14
FBI OPEN UP
2021-04-01 17:04
NA brain
2021-04-01 17:30
Rip liquid
2021-04-01 17:53
NA is really making a name for themselves
2021-04-01 18:24
They boutta drop soap to their teammates
2021-04-01 18:57
#493
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Poland SebL
Well it's getting intensive out there. I'm interested what teams actually were matchfixing.
2021-04-01 19:53
Lmao half of NA scene will go to prison, i hope they get as many years as posible.Someone who is a pro and throws for money deserves 10 years in prison at the very least, fucking dirty scumbags, i hope everyone involved will rot in prison.
2021-04-01 20:04
lmao why is FBI investigating this joke chit and not how Citadel with Robinhood manipulated GME stock?
2021-04-01 20:08
and they said the salaries were good enough nowadays
2021-04-01 20:08
"Mr. Smith" Nice April 1
2021-04-01 20:45
#502
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Japan Inlivino
FBI OPEN UP!!!!!
2021-04-01 21:55
Is this April fools thing?
2021-04-01 22:34
gg Counter Terrorists win
2021-04-02 00:30
slash32 video unexpected
2021-04-02 06:28
That is why everyone jumped on Valorant ? Lets see and laugh how many scums Valorant got If that is 1st Aprils joke, was a nice one
2021-04-02 09:34
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