Akuma deny team involvement in betting on own matches

The Ukrainian side are ready to cooperate with the investigation into suspicious bets placed by their former boss.

Dmitriy "⁠SENSEi⁠" Shvorak has posted a statement on behalf of Akuma, responding to ESIC receiving evidence of the former Project X CEO Oleksandr Shyshko having placed bets on "highly suspicious Project X matches" at a time when the core of Akuma represented the organization.

The 22-year-old AWPer, who was playing under Project X in the matches in question, has denied his team's involvement in betting on their own matches, adding that the players "cannot be responsible for our ex-CEO's activities on betting websites." The team has also offered to provide ESIC with all necessary information.

SENSEi & co. are ready to cooperate with the investigation

Although ESIC has brought the case to light after receiving evidence of Shyshko's betting activities through the Suspicious Betting Alert Network (SBAN), the commission is not currently planning on launching a full investigation into the matter, as it does not have the jurisdiction to do so given that the tournament organizers responsible for the matches in question are not partnered with ESIC. Instead, the esports watchdog has referred the evidence to Valve "for further consideration."

The information has placed Akuma under heavy fire from the community, adding to the widespread suspicions that the Ukrainian side were receiving live match data to gain an unfair advantage during their matches at the EPIC League CIS Regional Major Ranking event, in which they secured convincing victories over Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro en route to third place. Several high-profile figures in the CIS region share the suspicions of foul play, including the vast majority of the teams who took part in the tournament, who have called on Valve to investigate the allegations and enforce strict protocols to help prevent live match data from being abused at future events.

Ukraine Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
292
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.56
Doubt
2021-06-09 16:44
7 replies
Keeeey ooooooooooooooooooooooooh!
2021-06-09 23:55
2 replies
Akuma top 10 hltv in August
2021-06-11 13:44
1 reply
Akuma top 1 VALORANT in January.
2021-06-12 17:38
Robbing gambling companies is fine. Who cares if match is rigged? The only loser is gambling company.
2021-06-10 08:27
3 replies
And the people who bet on the favourite.
2021-06-10 15:38
1 reply
#407
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Germany Shackrag
everyone that bets is aware that they are at risk of losing their money. its their own fault
2021-06-11 04:47
you know how the world works right? you can scan the people but you can't scam the scammer
2021-06-10 15:41
sure
2021-06-09 16:44
#3
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
They are innocent
2021-06-09 16:44
81 replies
#13
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Ireland JesuSenia
+1
2021-06-09 16:45
+1
2021-06-09 16:45
#35
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Turkey ZaTaa
+1
2021-06-09 16:49
+1
2021-06-09 16:49
#43
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Serbia LtN))
-1
2021-06-09 16:50
13 replies
#107
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Ireland JesuSenia
Cry more
2021-06-09 17:07
11 replies
-1
2021-06-09 17:49
-1
2021-06-09 17:54
-1
2021-06-09 18:52
-1
2021-06-09 20:00
#299
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United Kingdom o_w_o
-1
2021-06-09 21:15
-1
2021-06-09 21:32
-1
2021-06-09 22:02
+1
2021-06-09 22:32
+1
2021-06-10 00:08
-1 0 iq
2021-06-10 08:12
#367
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Serbia LtN))
No, you cry
2021-06-10 10:22
Of course it's the Na'Vi fan to be the childish one. Just accept your team lost and move on.
2021-06-11 11:59
+1
2021-06-09 16:53
no this is innocent hltv.org/player/3669/innocent
2021-06-09 16:53
7 replies
#94
honda | 
Brazil kindo
bad joke +1
2021-06-09 17:05
#148
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Brazil Fusk4
that was a good joke
2021-06-09 17:29
2 replies
+1 high level joke
2021-06-09 17:57
1 reply
+1
2021-06-09 21:22
nice
2021-06-09 17:55
really good joke:D
2021-06-10 10:47
very good joke :D +1
2021-06-11 01:49
+1
2021-06-09 16:54
#69
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Serbia G2_eGODS
+1
2021-06-09 16:57
#76
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Netherlands dabadpad
+1
2021-06-09 16:59
+1
2021-06-09 17:03
+1
2021-06-09 17:05
flag
2021-06-09 17:28
flag checks out no they're not
2021-06-09 17:42
+1
2021-06-09 17:46
-1
2021-06-09 17:55
-1
2021-06-09 17:58
+1
2021-06-09 18:18
+1
2021-06-09 18:21
Ofc Ukraine bias
2021-06-09 18:57
7 replies
#239
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Trust me, I am the least biased person there is when it comes to my nationality :)
2021-06-09 19:05
6 replies
dont believe that
2021-06-09 19:40
3 replies
#352
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Don't care. You can either trust me or not
2021-06-10 07:32
2 replies
which i dont, good day
2021-06-10 13:13
1 reply
#382
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Slovakia Daev0n
smart danish user, rare to see
2021-06-10 14:41
#310
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Spain LoLaZo
shut up, i dont trust you
2021-06-09 21:24
Ukraine bias
2021-06-10 18:54
#234
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Ukraine Najara
+1 no proofs - no guilty
2021-06-09 19:00
1 reply
shut up biased
2021-06-09 19:40
+1
2021-06-09 19:02
#245
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Ukraine volod1m1r
+1
2021-06-09 19:18
Akuma soo many alts wtf
2021-06-09 19:30
+1
2021-06-09 19:38
maybe, but they didn't win against VP and NaVi 100% clean someone helped them win (maybe even without them knowing the real situation) but those games weren't clean Cmon, you can't beat Navi and then VP and with such scores, being such an outsider, let's be real, veeeeeeery unlikely
2021-06-09 20:03
18 replies
#277
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Gambit 2 different rosters? LG? C9? Chaos? Many others? Flukes are no myth man. They happen. But when they happened in the past usually no one cared and the team got praise. But now it’s cheating because they looked at their radars (???) I believe they are clean. This post proves NOTHING in terms of akuma cheating and says nothing of importance regarding their cheats. It offers nothing and the only thing it achieved is more speculation (“OMG THEIR PREVIOUS ORG’S OWNER BET ON THEIR MATCHES AND THEY WON!!”). Either way, this is my opinion. Yours may differ. But one thing I know for sure - I will consider them innocent until there is factual(!) proof they are not. For now, we can only wait for more news. If there aren't any - well, you’ll have to accept that they didn't cheat (like the Brazilians did when chaos news... never came)
2021-06-09 20:30
16 replies
Gambit winning the major was a hot streak, but they didnt destroy the top teams in the world, and people dont give the individuals on that team as much credit as they deserve, they were good and then they culminated to a strong run when it mattered. The new roster makes total sense as with how long they were together, for a few years, grinding until they were ready to start taking down T1. C9's wins were all a struggle as well. They werent 16-2ing anyone. Chaos were up and coming NA players that beat a bunch of has-been BRs. If anyone thought that MiBR was functioning as a tier 1 team by the time they lost to Chaos they are delusional. If it wasnt Chaos it was other BR orgs. And to put a bow on this, all of what you listed were LANs. When an upset happens at a LAN its just that, a true upset. When you have a team come out the woodwork like Akuma with the shady past they have individually, then yes you will get put under a microscope.
2021-06-10 00:12
2 replies
#387
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Alright, since you want to argue so bad, I’ll respond to you as well. 1) I can give you examples of a lesser team beating a better team with a scoreline that wasn't tight. The examples I gave you are just a few that came to mind right away. But let’s look at something else. The spotlight has been on akuma, but let’s not forget about entropiq. hltv.org/matches/2348762/natus-vincere-v.. The same event. Etropiq 2-0 navi hltv.org/matches/2348874/entropiq-vs-vir.. The same event. Etropiq 2-0 VP hltv.org/matches/2348991/entropiq-vs-vir.. hltv.org/matches/2349128/natus-vincere-v.. The same event. Etropiq loosing to both of these teams 0-2. Literally the exact same scenario as with akuma but they got rekt by BOTH the teams they beat in round 1 the 2nd time around. Yes, they didn't destroy their opponents the first time like akuma but it just shows that anything can happen on these shitty RMR’s. 2) the majority of akuma have been together since 18/2/2020 and they’ve been around for a loooong time. All 5 of the akuma players are extremely high elo faceit puggers. Psycho is PsychoFine and he was (or still is, dunno) the highest rated player in the history of faceit in terms of elo. 3) nope, C9 was straight up smashing their opponents. Out of all the maps they won, in only 3 their opponents got double digits. 2 of these maps were in the grand final. 4) chaos were still heavy underdogs, even playing with a stand in. They still won the 1st map 16-6 and the Brazilians had the same amount of evidence you do - clips and rumors. 5) chaos thing was online 6) only 1 player in akuma has a shady past. And yet again, his past is only shady because of unproven rumors. P.s This event was a CIS RMR. An event where shit happens all the time, mainly because teams like navi, vp etc don't care about these points that much, while for smaller teams it’s an amazing opportunity to show what they are capable of against tier 1 teams. Look at the previous CIS RMR’s and see how many completely nonsensical upsets happened there
2021-06-10 15:29
1 reply
#396
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Ukraine ^vAl^
Lul, u destroyed him Mykola
2021-06-10 18:22
Sorry you must be retarded but this aint my business then. Still sad you prefer to voice your opinion without actually caring much whether youre stating facts or straight bullshit.
2021-06-10 09:54
12 replies
#365
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
LOL I absolutely love how none of you can come up with coherent arguments yet you all go out of your way to try and offend me. The only fact here is that there is no actual proof that akuma cheated. Nothing else to say
2021-06-10 10:01
11 replies
Man, I'm sorry yet there's hardly any other explanation why would one seriously ignore the complex of those fishy moments with Akuma eventually summing everything up and saying something like 'they are innocent'. Fuck, man, noone's guily until proven otherwise yet this aint the case when you suddenly violently arrest and detain a 5 yo boy for killing someone with an axe. There is too much fishyness in order to stay by this side after weighing everything in and deciding to ignore this amount of clips, rumours, chats that are somewhat implying these allegations are not injustified. Not to mention it is a well-known fact now that technically there were all the circumstances (which is again a whole different question how was that possible) to do what people think they did. Basically you tell me the safe's door wasn't locked and the burglar refused to take any money, even tho his bank account info says he recently became richer. That's why there's hardly any offense in that 'you must be retarded' phrase. It's all water under the bridge, may your opinion be with you.
2021-06-10 11:01
6 replies
#371
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
So you just rephrased what I said (that there is no factual proof) and added a wall of useless text to it? I am not a person that accepts “fishy” moments (which I do not find fishy btw, they were looking at their radars, which is completely normal), rumors and chats as evidence. The circumstances (as in no delay on the stream) are indeed a decent argument, but is there any proof that akuma used this to their advantage? And how would they even do that? Are you implying they have some kind of an agreement with tournament organizers? Anyways, as I said, until a reliable source (VK chats are not a reliable source) confirms they are cheaters I will continue to defend them
2021-06-10 11:12
5 replies
So I didnt bring up any factual info, you highlighted that fact to later on come up with a wall of text as well? Nice to see. Well, wasnt really reading into that, I told you your opinion is all up to you. Let's hope people you meet would be as trustful towards you as you are towards those who prefer staring into the radar in 2v1 situation instead of their crosshair.
2021-06-10 12:03
4 replies
#375
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
Thing is, I stare at my radar all the time as well. The reason is simple: people don't give sufficient amounts of info in pugs. It’s a pretty bad habit for officials where info is good but it’s a necessity if you want to improve on faceit. These akuma guys have some insane amounts of elo (a bit under 10k I think) so my guess would be that they have this habit as well
2021-06-10 12:06
3 replies
Just dont listen to people without valid points. They probably have never even seen a demo. If you look for fishy clips, you will always find them. People are still saying cadian hacks when he has been a top player for yeeaaars based off not even fishy clips.
2021-06-11 07:29
2 replies
You wasnt looking through the demos as well. Even if, your and that guys opinion is straight opposite to what 95% of pro players, coaches, analysts etc say after actually watching em. So I dont actually get why would you write smth like that. Ofcourse people tend to believe those who watched thousands of demos stating Akuma 16-4 wins against navi without actually practicing is bs both on paper and after watching the demos, staring into radar etc.
2021-06-11 13:26
1 reply
Staring into the radar and not practicing are signs of evidence that a team cheated. All i am saying is that if there is no inarguable evidence, then hate shouldnt be spread.
2021-06-14 05:13
Are you able to read the other comments? or do you turn a blind eye to them and only read the one that benefits you.
2021-06-10 14:07
3 replies
#383
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Slovakia Daev0n
you have your answer
2021-06-10 14:46
#384
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Ukraine Mykolkaa
I see no reason to write the same stuff to several people. You can see my arguments in other comments
2021-06-10 14:57
1 reply
2021-06-10 14:58
#311
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Spain LoLaZo
I'm with you bro, i'm not a fan of Akuma but do you remember 9z vs Vitality? everything could happen, but yes, that matches wasn't clean
2021-06-09 21:25
#275
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Sri Lanka w7tv
-1
2021-06-09 20:24
+1
2021-06-09 20:41
xD
2021-06-09 21:04
I arent think that
2021-06-09 22:40
Just like OJ
2021-06-09 23:01
#328
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Russia scorchy
-1
2021-06-09 23:48
+1
2021-06-10 03:21
+1
2021-06-10 17:32
+1
2021-06-10 17:33
#4
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Indonesia woooi15
nope
2021-06-09 16:44
imagine if they admitted
2021-06-09 16:44
3 replies
then a sea would said "welcome in my water" very fast
2021-06-09 16:53
2 replies
#68
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
Concrete nikes
2021-06-09 16:56
1 reply
Akuma have them new air concrete 1’s, factory new
2021-06-09 17:12
Here we go again
2021-06-09 16:44
1 reply
Ah shit, here we go again
2021-06-09 22:30
#8
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United States avestin
pog
2021-06-09 16:44
Skanooble and co deny 322 they done in 2014 Unban IBP
2021-06-09 16:44
17 replies
Skadoodle was not talking at all, still mad from Boston
2021-06-09 16:48
14 replies
Daily reminder what Valve allowed matchfixer get 2nd place on major
2021-06-09 16:50
13 replies
NiKo matchfixer?
2021-06-09 16:58
12 replies
When NiKo got 2nd place on a major
2021-06-09 16:59
11 replies
10 replies
FaZe 16-14 Cloud9 Mirage FaZe 10-16 Cloud9 Overpass FaZe 16-11 Cloud9 Inferno
2021-06-09 17:00
8 replies
ok
2021-06-09 17:01
That's not how it happened, but nice try.
2021-06-09 17:40
+1 eZaF
2021-06-09 17:55
#301
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United Kingdom o_w_o
cry
2021-06-09 21:16
3 replies
2 replies
#304
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United Kingdom o_w_o
Liquid has found far more success in csgo than faze has and ever will (unless they get GOATkennys)
2021-06-09 21:18
1 reply
OMEGALUL Liquid was stronk only in 1st half of 2019 FaZe was strong from 1st half of 2017 till autumn 2018+1st half 2020
2021-06-09 21:22
nt choko
2021-06-09 22:32
2021-06-09 17:56
+1
2021-06-09 17:21
+1
2021-06-09 17:28
Clowns Reported
2021-06-09 16:45
of course
2021-06-09 16:45
Agakakskagesh
2021-06-09 16:45
of course they do
2021-06-09 16:45
Based
2021-06-09 16:45
Ban them
2021-06-09 16:46
#19
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Finland Mestari_
Haha typical
2021-06-09 16:46
expected
2021-06-09 16:46
So this is why he wants to switch to valorant
2021-06-09 16:46
1 reply
made a thread about that thought he meant the cheating accusations xd
2021-06-09 17:06
nasty shit
2021-06-09 16:46
xaxaxaxa
2021-06-09 16:46
maybe CEO should've responded,not player?
2021-06-09 16:46
7 replies
he doesn't need to, he is already gucci😎👌
2021-06-09 16:49
6 replies
Imagine how fucked these Akuma players are that ESIC exposed them for not cheating but for "BETTING" :D
2021-06-09 16:52
5 replies
I think these matchfixing and betting things can lead to exposing their cheats in some way. That accurate bets on VP games are extremely sus
2021-06-09 16:54
4 replies
why wouldn't you bet on Akuma after they just beat navi 2:0?
2021-06-09 17:08
3 replies
because if you watched the match you know almost all aim duels were lost by navi players and they didnt look on point(except s1mple on second map), smart person would assume that navi just had a bad day/game
2021-06-09 17:41
Yes,bet huge money on 2:0 akuma,not suspicious at all
2021-06-09 20:24
1 reply
yeah, it's very suspicious to bet on the team you like, when they're on the winning streak and just beat #2 team in the world. Also, "huge money"? citation needed
2021-06-09 20:43
#25
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Poland xMBTx
innocent
2021-06-09 16:46
Why always them LOL
2021-06-09 16:47
#27
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Latvia FieryBlood
Well if they deny it then they're good
2021-06-09 16:47
#28
NAF | 
India FosFate
Who do they think they are fooling with these
2021-06-09 16:47
1 reply
almost everyone if they get away with it almost everyone if they do get banned wrongly
2021-06-09 17:05
#29
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Russia RogueDecay
you can't bet on your own victory? s1mple does it every match they play the fuck
2021-06-09 16:48
7 replies
#70
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Finland FlNLAND
The picture is bigger than just betting on your own victory and you know it
2021-06-09 16:57
1 reply
you would think he wouldn't comment that if actually knew now would he
2021-06-09 17:06
you should report him, valve forbids players to bet even on the matches they're not involved in after the ibuypower scandal
2021-06-09 17:10
I dont think s1mple is that dumb lol.
2021-06-09 17:21
2 replies
#233
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Russia yungyoda
Bruh.. He is
2021-06-09 18:59
1 reply
nt dev40%ce
2021-06-10 08:15
It's forbidden in every sport out there. Btw, in this case it looks like he did some accurate/strange bets, which makes it more suspicious.
2021-06-09 17:29
#31
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China CantBanMe
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-06-09 16:48
#32
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Germany N4ime
x
2021-06-09 16:48
They need to get banned really. Cheating and now rigging? Haha never before a tier 500 team went from tier 500 to defeating tier 1 and be not yet banned after 2 high accusations
2021-06-09 16:49
1 reply
+1000
2021-06-09 17:01
so this isnt even about the cheating...
2021-06-09 16:49
9 replies
still could be, I mean maybe they were set up to win those games by some insider providing them unfair advantage in someway..who knows
2021-06-09 17:07
8 replies
they are the underdog so just throwing is less risky
2021-06-09 17:11
7 replies
well true, but isnt it how it works? the less likely outcome gets you the most money? I dunno, am not very well versed in the betting scene
2021-06-09 17:13
6 replies
yes true but like we see now, is it really worth the risk?
2021-06-09 17:14
5 replies
money man, makes you do weird things, but whatever hopefully this shit situation gets an end quick
2021-06-09 17:16
1 reply
i mean you can still make money by throwing right? its safer then cheating
2021-06-09 18:03
When you're a tier 5 team with no org/contract any income is important.
2021-06-09 17:57
2 replies
2021-06-09 18:04
1 reply
You can make money sure but people nowadays don’t think like that and live for the “cumshot” if you know what I mean. I’m sure if they did bet, they would have got juicy odds
2021-06-10 23:40
#40
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France cedd
xD
2021-06-09 16:50
#42
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Georgia Megobari
OMEGALUL
2021-06-09 16:50
hmmmmm
2021-06-09 16:51
You cant matchfix on VAC secured servers 0/8
2021-06-09 16:51
3 replies
well betting sites arent VAC secured mens ))
2021-06-09 17:07
2 replies
just VAC secure them then, ez
2021-06-09 19:48
1 reply
+1 more money for VOLVO
2021-06-09 19:51
#48
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Spain MCMXCVI
shits getting real now bois
2021-06-09 16:51
OFc you can be responsible for that. You played for him and at some point you knew it so shut the fuck cheater
2021-06-09 16:51
Of course they are innocent, ESIC dropping allegations without proofs like they did when they banned all those Australians ! ESIC is a clout chasing org
2021-06-09 16:51
ofc, radar hack is a hoax
2021-06-09 16:53
1 reply
Only Reddit and hltv claim radar hacks, most pros believe it was a second monitor or feed that gave info to them
2021-06-10 23:41
#58
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France Haibara
Love it
2021-06-09 16:54
NOIDONTTHINKSO
2021-06-09 16:54
#60
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United States EaZy113
bruh this is what IBP said
2021-06-09 16:54
#62
fnx | 
Poland DonVac
innocent till proven guilty
2021-06-09 16:55
1 reply
#342
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Brazil MARSH4LL
innocent till proven Anonymo
2021-06-10 01:56
What about radar hack
2021-06-09 16:55
yeah ofc, just say YES, we were cheating, why r u lying
2021-06-09 16:55
cheating in CS GO is really worth it atm it has never been so hard to make money on the scene and play for a real org, players can easily do anything they want (fix matches, throw, cheat), make enough money to live for 2+ years and then move on to valorant and try to have a career there i don't blame akuma at all, in the end they need to make money to live their dream and they wouldn't make it if they kept playing legit, why not make as much money possible in shady ways before moving on to another game?
2021-06-09 16:57
19 replies
#84
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United States okuulanda
i'm pretty sure match fixing is against the law dude at least in burgerland
2021-06-09 17:03
9 replies
it's probably against the law in almost every country in the world, but the point is, how many countries will actually try to send them to jail for this? it's a "minor" crime and the justice don't have enough people to investigate all "small cases" in the country the maximum it will happen to akuma is losing the rights to play the game professionally, but as I said, is it that bad for them? they can just move on to another game
2021-06-09 17:06
7 replies
+1
2021-06-09 17:07
Pretty sure when there was match fixing case in australian ESEA some dudes went to jail.
2021-06-09 17:34
2 replies
Well, yeah, because is Australia, this would never happen in Ukraine or any other small country from europe like my country, bulgary etc.
2021-06-09 20:16
1 reply
yeah thats true. i remember that there was some matchfixing scandal (in FIFA games) in Czechia too and i don't think there were any consequences.
2021-06-10 18:02
They will also be required to return the money they won from the games they match fixed in. Or pay large fines in excess of those winnings.
2021-06-09 17:59
#247
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Australia Beard43
Wait, in what world is it a minor crime? It's criminal here in Australia, up to 10 years in prison. It's theft and 'organised crime' mate, I wouldn't want to live anywhere that didn't consider that serious crime.
2021-06-09 19:26
#360
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Germany suriel666
players that fixed matches in SC2 got life ban and went to prison in South Korea
2021-06-10 09:29
not in RUSKILAND THO HVH IN PRO PLAY POGGERS
2021-06-09 17:07
>Be a ""pro"" player in a tier 3/4 team >Your salary is low or none >Buy skins for all of your money >Bet against yourself on random chinese site when you're favourite or live take a pause when you're in lead >Make 30 salaries with 1 throw >No1 cares
2021-06-09 17:04
1 reply
exactly! this is probably very common in low tier games, akuma just went too far in trying to do it in a important tournament instead of throwing games like loot bet as I said I really don't blame them, they need to make money to survive and this is a very low risk move and an opportunity that a lot of people would take even though it's very unettical
2021-06-09 17:14
Brazilian mentality lmaooooooo i dont blame people for doing illegal shit because it was hard to make money the proper way hahahahahh are you ok in the head?
2021-06-09 17:13
1 reply
ye never mind that they are committing an actual crime and technically they even have victims. basically everyone who bet on their match.
2021-06-09 17:52
#140
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United States EDBX
Honestly it is hard to blame tier 3 players without an org, literally throwing to put food on the table. In this case its very hard to catch as well, but Akuma took it too far. I'm pretty sure these players used some kind of cheat/exploit to beat legit teams in an RMR event, all while coordinating with their CEO who already pays them a salary to get extra money from betting.
2021-06-09 17:24
3 replies
How can they spend 12+ hours a day playing faceit if they have problems putting food on the table? Surely a mediocre job would do the trick of putting food in their bellies instead of investing a shitload of years into a non-paying hobby
2021-06-09 23:05
#361
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Germany suriel666
"put food on the table" lmao .. these kids have high end PCs, the newest phones etc, they have no problem putting food on the table, especially since some maybe even still live at their parents'. they're playing CS all day and also most are streaming, which is another source of income
2021-06-10 09:32
1 reply
a lot of cs players leave school to play cs go, and the average pro career lasts 10 years for the best players that have touched the game after retiring they still have 65% of their lifes left to live, but at this point they're too old to study and get a high paying job, so they're left without qualifications and the only thing they know is how to play a game by no means i'm saying this justifies matchfixing, but how many people would skip the chance to fix a game and make enough money to live a year confortably? it still makes them trash people but i'm pretty sure 80% of people would to the same in their places
2021-06-10 23:46
the average Akuma hater vs the average leaf-hackusing enjoyer:
2021-06-09 18:03
#72
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CIS roye
wonder how much cash they made from betting companies
2021-06-09 16:57
y sure just witchhunting, nvm. Fuk u UKUMU
2021-06-09 16:59
hahahahaha how the turn tables
2021-06-09 16:59
XDDDD Sure Everyone knows that they fix
2021-06-09 17:02
#85
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Russia mshkoda
Comedy continues
2021-06-09 17:03
Wtf
2021-06-09 17:04
>Be a ""pro"" player in a tier 3/4 team >Your salary is low or none >Buy skins for all of your money >Bet against yourself on random chinese site when you're favourite or live take a pause when you're in lead >Make 30 salaries with 1 throw >No1 cares
2021-06-09 17:05
No matchfixing in csgo lul
2021-06-09 17:05
#96
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Ukraine McSwell
Akuma denies cheating accusations at the same time. Players say they can't be responsible of what radar was showing them by its own will.
2021-06-09 17:06
3 replies
+1 RADAR BUGGED KEKW
2021-06-09 17:07
Sergiz: Radar is broken Valve plz fix
2021-06-09 17:08
#362
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Germany suriel666
+1 hahaha
2021-06-10 09:33
is it possible if Navi and VP purposely lost their series 0-2 just to fuck Akuma up?? xaxaxaxa
2021-06-09 17:08
1 reply
Ye and gambit throw over from 9-0 just to win 25-22 on triple ot xD
2021-06-09 17:10
Wait, is this about that stupid party movie??
2021-06-09 17:09
if there's any hitman here on hltv; go murder all akuma, i pay p250 sand dune. :)
2021-06-09 17:11
yeah no
2021-06-09 17:11
#123
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Czech Republic NezmaR
lmao
2021-06-09 17:14
I knew they're clean! Nice to finally receive confirmation.
2021-06-09 17:15
3 replies
#144
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Poland v1ctorex
Go pray now that their ex ceo deosnt say a word
2021-06-09 17:27
LUL
2021-06-09 17:30
0 iq
2021-06-09 20:34
maybe innocent in bet . but surely guilty in using advice to cheat... cancer team
2021-06-09 17:16
1 reply
#142
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United States EDBX
Or CEO is using a portion of the money he gets betting to pay their salary. Why else would anyone in their right mind sign these guys? Much better teams without org
2021-06-09 17:26
Get rid of these clowns.
2021-06-09 17:17
lul
2021-06-09 17:18
AKUMA MATATA !!!
2021-06-09 17:20
F
2021-06-09 17:26
#149
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Georgia ikaika97
Thank you for the free odds boyz 😘
2021-06-09 17:29
#153
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Chile nachooww
and the show goes onnnn
2021-06-09 17:29
SHAME SHAME SHAME
2021-06-09 17:30
drama drama
2021-06-09 17:30
hello ibuypower
2021-06-09 17:35
#160
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Germany ConAction
fuck you sensei
2021-06-09 17:36
#161
nexa | 
Sweden smx31
Both vp and Navi matches were rigged all 3 orgs were in on it
2021-06-09 17:38
Very trustworthy team indeed lmao
2021-06-09 17:38
#168
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Portugal Surya
Really they deny. Unexpected
2021-06-09 17:44
SEE? THEY ARE INNOCENT
2021-06-09 17:46
#170
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
LIARS LIARS PANTIES ON FIRES
2021-06-09 17:46
VACUMA.. kekwkewkw
2021-06-09 17:50
1 reply
sounds cool xD
2021-06-09 17:59
#180
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United Kingdom Clxtchey
If the there is no evidence found that any of the players were placing these bets, and no evidence found that the players told their ex-ceo to put the bets on or had any involvement in it whatsoever, then it would be very harsh if they punished the team for something they couldn't control.
2021-06-09 17:56
it's obvious what they did and how shit like this has been happening in asia/cis scene for years, but people are only addressing it now because it was against a big team, so I hope navi gets destroyed again
2021-06-09 17:58
2 replies
#197
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Russia D1ma_
no it happens a lot in tier 3-4 scene and Valve probaby dont care but its unacceptable to do it in qual to biggest cs:go tournament
2021-06-09 18:02
#204
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Russia pochesun
+1
2021-06-09 18:07
lol
2021-06-09 17:59
CIS teams cheating their a$$ of right now. Just take a step back and see the big picture. So obvious.. reddit.com/r/csgo/comments/nsgzp1/is_cis..
2021-06-09 18:00
6 replies
))))))))))) with your fantasy you should write a book.
2021-06-09 18:48
2 replies
Would you read it?
2021-06-09 19:37
1 reply
sure
2021-06-09 19:50
#241
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United States EDBX
Gambit is not cheating WTF. Salty Dane that Astralis isn't dominating anymore
2021-06-09 19:06
2 replies
Gambit might be the clean exception. But they can’t all be. Something smells.
2021-06-09 19:30
1 reply
maybe they are all just onliners
2021-06-09 19:51
Question to ukrainians: How often do you take a bath? And why don't you do it every day?
2021-06-09 18:05
#203
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Russia pochesun
When i was 6 years old i denied that i broke my mom's vase.
2021-06-09 18:05
Pls ban them .Thay are too strange players
2021-06-09 18:10
kkkkk
2021-06-09 18:12
Not a smart move by the players, if he has any evidence of them using the suspected GOTV live info and out of spite sends that to valve, they are screwed as well.
2021-06-09 18:14
#210
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Denmark Jonasnhj
Well, we'll see when it gets exposed that they were cheating the match
2021-06-09 18:17
bullshit
2021-06-09 18:35
#218
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African Union mikecool
caught red handed, innocent btw
2021-06-09 18:40
trust me
2021-06-09 18:42
#220
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Russia NOD777
I didn’t bet. It was my friend.
2021-06-09 18:43
1 reply
oops my finger slipped
2021-06-09 18:58
#221
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Norway fuxzer
ban them all for life and send them to valorant as a extra punishment
2021-06-09 18:44
ah ok, no worries then, thanks for clarifying and sorry for the inconvenience
2021-06-09 18:45
Nt cheats
2021-06-09 18:49
nt
2021-06-09 18:57
Source trust me bro
2021-06-09 18:57
nt s0mple
2021-06-09 18:57
disgrace. they got investigated just because of community. Otherwise this would never be found. Thus, tens of tier 2-3 team will keep earning money by betting. Akuma is just a indicative victim
2021-06-09 19:01
8 replies
Disgrace? they got investigated because it was so obvious that they are not clear. other teams at least trying to make it less obvious
2021-06-09 19:40
"Akuma is just one of many teams in my region cheating/throwing for money, it isn't fair that they get in trouble because every tier 2/3 team is doing it here" CIS moment
2021-06-09 19:53
5 replies
Massive investigation would be real solution. Tier 3 scene would struggle in such scenario but it still need to be cleansed. My point wasn't about not to ban Akuma. I meant that it's shame that only in case when community reacts investigation happens. And also no one is talking about real reason of betting scandals. Tier 3 teams often have no salary and need money to earn somehow. They are sure they wont be put into a prison for such actions (especially 3rd world country's citizen like CIS countries) they feel free to attend in lets say "legal" crime especially when they are sure that they are bad enough to win money by winning tournaments.
2021-06-10 10:15
4 replies
1. The reason this is being investigated instead of other Tier 3 scandals is they did it AT AN RMR EVENT FOR THE MAJOR! 2. Why would CIS players play for an org that isn’t paying them? Do contracts not mean anything in CIS countries?
2021-06-10 19:13
3 replies
they have salaries like 200-300 bucks i guess. It's only enough to survive even in CIS
2021-06-10 22:15
2 replies
Yeah but why would you work for that much. I suppose because it is their best option? CIS is such a sad region, inside and outside of CS...
2021-06-10 22:17
1 reply
because in terms of advertise CIS fans are useless. They spend not that much money on merch\partner devices compared to rich countries. Also majority of CIS CS playerbase, unfortunately, consist of kids and juniors who has less paying abilities then adults. Thus partners offer less money for advertisement. Spending culture is only in the beginning of developing in CIS countries cause it only passed 30 years since USSR disappeared and it takes time to grow new generations with another mindset. In around 2050 I guess CIS will be much better region in terms of everything.
2021-06-11 16:30
All cheating is a disgrace, obviously Akuma are going to fight for their innocence...
2021-06-09 20:56
#238
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Brazil Ram1to
Chaos cheating against brazilians: nobody bats an eye, cry more. Akuma cheating against s0mple: LETS INVESTIGATE AND BAN!!!!!
2021-06-09 19:06
3 replies
Cause chaos didnt cheat
2021-06-09 20:36
1 reply
Akuma too, they are legit.. now stop crying.
2021-06-10 17:35
blablabla, we know chaos were shady as fuck, but mibr sucked ass anyway. these fellas could not even hold a fucking candle to t2 euro cs.
2021-06-09 21:29
Stop speculations, proves, facts not blabla like neibor women
2021-06-09 19:06
Typical poor Ukrainians can't get money by the legal way.
2021-06-09 19:11
why are they still resisting? they are already done
2021-06-09 19:13
#246
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Europe BARAO555
1 Scandal is enough Akuma - "hold my beer"
2021-06-09 19:21
#248
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Europe BARAO555
Akuma had more controversion in 2 months than any team ever had WTF how they still exist ?
2021-06-09 19:26
everybody is cheating, throwing, fixing, etc. why so much chaos around akuma now? only because they won against navi??
2021-06-09 19:32
2 replies
#254
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Canada Fingy123
No they aren’t
2021-06-09 19:37
The difference being that the TO of a Valve-sponsored RMR event did not normalise standards and regulations that is required of a TO... This is a full-blown scandal at the highest level where it shouldn't be possible despite cheating always being treated as a possibility.
2021-06-09 20:55
Clowns
2021-06-09 19:33
LoL, he says that didn't bet on theirself, but CEO of Project X were betting on them or against them, so he 100% knew the outcome, it means that players didn't bet on their matches but participated in match-fixing, so after the match CEO could share the winnings with them.
2021-06-09 19:39
1 reply
Yup, but due to presumption of innocence they are clear for now... not for long, though..
2021-06-09 20:37
holy shit this is spicy
2021-06-09 19:41
#262
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CIS roye
most hillarious case because in some markets you are allowed to make bets on yourself win :D but they won because cheating and nobody have time to proove they were cheating.
2021-06-09 19:44
kekw
2021-06-09 20:02
Can the people in the comment section please stop spreading racism against Ukrainians? I don't understand what the admins of this site are currently occupied with, but just because a Ukrainian team is considered to be involved in illegal things, doesn't mean such majority of HLTV-users have to attack Ukraine like that.
2021-06-09 20:07
3 replies
#279
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Europe BARAO555
this is HLTV the most racism mad and toxic community in video games history and me and you are a piece of this
2021-06-09 20:32
1 reply
There are sites way more toxic than HLTV but it's a shame the stark majority are toxic.
2021-06-09 20:52
+1 Not only is the difference of opinions not being respected, it's being hideously abused out of control.
2021-06-09 20:51
Akuma ..... cheating AND matchfixing.. just ban these morons from everything for eternity !!!
2021-06-09 20:08
#273
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Europe t.o.p
sure
2021-06-09 20:08
#278
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Finland Doto_top1
Akuma bestest
2021-06-09 20:32
The rabbit hole has gone so deep it's not even about cheating allegations anymore... The rabbit hole is so deep, I fear that no matter which answer is final will still split opinions down the middle.
2021-06-09 20:39
5 replies
The most interesting thing for me is definitely the fact that it was surely not only akuma who matchfixed with radar hack... Lancing this abscess will result in much more than just banning akuma and their ceo...
2021-06-09 20:43
4 replies
If Akuma are found guilty, I don't even know the severity of the punishment but they would also need to punish the TO. At the moment, it's still ongoing... Did they cheat or didn't they? Users shouldn't be chastised for their opinions on the matter.
2021-06-09 20:50
3 replies
I am not even talking about akuma, because for me it is clear as daylight that they cheated and fixed, and the only reason they are nit in jail yet - because it would take time to investigate the whole thing. I am more interested in the fact that someone sold the info for the radar hack > whole tournament system of Snow Sweet Snow might be rigged Time will show
2021-06-09 21:06
2 replies
We don't know this as factual, it remains subject to opinion until an answer has been provided.
2021-06-09 21:09
1 reply
True, that's why "for me" is stated in my previous post
2021-06-09 21:11
Such a liar Sensei.There is information that he and at least 2 team members (j3kie and Sergiz) used the radar hack, and they personally raised not real money on a bet on the game with Virtus Pro. And Shishko has been doing this for many years in Ukraine, he even organizes tournaments on purpose that would be on the rates to play for previously knowing the result. Shame on the Ukrainian cs go scene.
2021-06-09 20:55
1 reply
J3kie is clean, he played with the screencast Sergiz and Sensei are, obviously, cheating
2021-06-09 21:07
big if true
2021-06-09 21:17
i thought they were cheaters and watching 0 delay gotv not matchfixing did they bet that they would win 2-0 over navi?
2021-06-09 21:19
Hahah KEKW you guys are gone
2021-06-09 21:22
#315
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Finland teukkjs
3rd world dogshit lmao ps. didn't read the post coz didn't need to
2021-06-09 22:17
two sides: CIS online dogs (akuma) CIS pros/teams/fanboys gettings dogs' rage cause they're shit since a year. (navi/virtus org/fan) as always, CIS just put shit in everything, like they do for years on every plateform, every online games. welcome in reality, time to wake up
2021-06-09 23:05
1 reply
#327
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France Loutcho_Q
Akuma literally cheated in some games /closed
2021-06-09 23:22
There is no reason to believe these guys are cheaters or scammers. Just that other cis teams are crybabies and can’t accept a young inexperienced team could play well
2021-06-09 23:21
3 replies
They outperformed every fucking expectations being put their way, and then some... In a tourney with absolutely zero security..... If you can't see that as a reason, it is YOUR problem...noone elses.
2021-06-10 00:03
1 reply
i don't have a problem. this stuff doesn't impact my life as much as you would think. but i think its the cis teams that have a problem
2021-06-10 00:23
#348
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Portugal dracø
+1
2021-06-10 04:17
#326
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France Loutcho_Q
ofc yes go disband
2021-06-09 23:22
What a surprise..... No matter if they cheated or not, they ofcourse deny it.,..... Idiot HLTV news post....nothing less.
2021-06-09 23:53
#335
ropz | 
United States DV19
Following Dream’s footsteps
2021-06-10 00:47
CSGO scene is full of criminals mens (((
2021-06-10 01:10
In other news murderer says he didn't commit a murder. What else is breaking?
2021-06-10 01:12
1 reply
#351
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Sri Lanka w7tv
the CSGO pro scene
2021-06-10 06:22
Ofc they will deny it’s obvious
2021-06-10 01:13
you think they will tell the truth lol haha
2021-06-10 02:26
I didn't do it. Source: myself
2021-06-10 03:27
#347
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Portugal dracø
This guys are done, it doesn't even matter if they are clean or not. People made up their minds and the hate will keep coming. They win? cheating again They lose? fucking cheaters stopped cheating / here they are throwing again. They should just switch to valorant asap
2021-06-10 04:16
2 replies
#359
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Germany Booya
mhh not for me, if they can show similiar skill on LAN, just one match against a Top10 Team then its possible that they had a good week at the RMR. But they even failed to deliver yesterday against Top40 and in the matches against Navi and VP they spent more time watching on a second Screen instead of the Crosshair, its obvious what happened there.
2021-06-10 09:26
1 reply
#397
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Portugal dracø
They probably won't, and they'll keep on being a low tier team. That much I'm sure cuz that kind of upset doesn't happen often. I usually go for football comparisons in this kind of cenário. 2 mid-low end teams from the spanish 3rd division eliminated both Real madrid and Atletico Madrid in the spanish cup. They had the game of a lifetime and won't ever ride that high again. This shit happens when top team take a win for granted. Both na'vi and VP were playing like shit, not only against akuma but in general in that RMR. In the end they might be cheating, idk, I'm not defending them. Just saying that this witchhunt already had it's effect and this guys won't have a real chance even if it's proven that they are clean.
2021-06-10 18:47
classic witch hunt BURN THEM!!!!!!!!!
2021-06-10 04:22
#350
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Austria Grundz
I can't wait for the Akuma "IT WASN'T ME" memes.
2021-06-10 06:20
#355
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Hungary benig8888
They can not catch them But in the community they will be cheaters from now on.
2021-06-10 08:20
Lama Drama
2021-06-10 08:48
#358
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Germany Booya
HEY letz watch on a second Screen while im in a 1on1 Situation instead of my fkn Crosshair .... wääähhh why everyone think we cheat wähh. Oh lord....
2021-06-10 09:22
#363
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Germany suriel666
Akuma: "We investigated ourselves regarding suspicious betting activity and we found nothing !" AKUMA MATATA ! IT'S SO EASY TO CHEAT !
2021-06-10 09:37
1 reply
+1 Made my day
2021-06-10 11:15
I mean yet to see any actual proof... imo they are innocent
2021-06-10 10:43
paid actors saying they're innocent LMAO
2021-06-10 11:13
#377
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Europe BARAO555
100% LEGIT NO SCAM TRUST ME BROTHERS
2021-06-10 13:51
Imagine if they are innocents. Best performance of your career, everyone is insulting you and calling you a cheater based on basically nothing
2021-06-10 13:55
3 replies
#394
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Germany suriel666
imagine still thinking there is even a 1% chance they would be innocent
2021-06-10 17:37
2 replies
zero actual proof to this day. Plus Flusha or elaf never got banned, so many teams and players getting absolutely insane results in the online era while they were utter shit before. So many throws in T2/3 scenes on a daily basis... They might be guilty but the only reason people are going this hard to akuma in particular is because they humiliated simple.
2021-06-11 11:29
1 reply
#422
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
Yeah, you play with CR4ZY lose from 13-4 today against a tier 3 team, you disband (second time), make a new team and beat NAVI 32-12. Xd That's why csgo isn't dying yet, there are people with 10iq believing in it as it's a "clean" game.
2021-06-12 17:49
Akuma, didn't do anything wrong, stop bullying them, they just have a great day, that's all
2021-06-10 14:31
2 replies
How many games of CS have you won while not looking at your screen?
2021-06-10 23:40
#421
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
Lol, believing in unicorns is great
2021-06-12 17:47
#386
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Slovakia Trolek
sheeeeeeeeesh
2021-06-10 15:02
#391
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Netherlands kibitz-
fucking matchfixers go die CSGO in 2020 and 2021 are fucking jokes
2021-06-10 17:33
What did people expect anyway? For them to accept the accusations? There might be a chance they didn't cheat (which is like 0.0001%) but I still want there to be a definite proof. You don't win against NaVi 32-12. Something must be up.
2021-06-11 07:36
ibuypower 2021. something tells me navi was in on this also.
2021-06-11 11:53
1 reply
#420
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
There are many teams fixing games, but when I was saying that all the people were denying xd
2021-06-12 17:46
I mean of course they're gonna deny it. What are they gonna say? "Yeah we illegal match fixed and betted on our own games lol".
2021-06-11 21:51
#419
SENSEi | 
Namibia XSX
"the commission is not currently planning on launching a full investigation into the matter, as it does not have the jurisdiction to do so given that the tournament organizers responsible for the matches in question are not partnered with ESIC." They can't investigate CIS, they can't investigate China, they can't investigate NA, my question is what can they investigate apart tier 5 AU teams?
2021-06-12 17:45
AKUMA IS AKUMA
2021-06-15 02:18
Ban them already
2021-06-17 18:35
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