Following “many instances” of match rigging behaviour during ESEA Season 35: North America, the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has banned three CSGO players.
Sebastian ‘retchy’ Tropiano and Kevin ‘4pack’ Przypasniak have been given five-year bans by the commission as part of the continuing probe. Carson ‘nosraC’ O’Reilly, on the other hand, has been banned for 111 days. While participating for Rebirth Esports during the event, the players were accused of match-fixing and betting fraud. A recording, a transcript, and “additional material” linked to a conversation between the players were presented to ESIC.
The recording, which also included two opposing players from a rival team known as the Russian Canadians, presented evidence of a plan to rig the tournament’s results.
The ESIC undertook a separate investigation into the recording, those involved, and the individuals referenced before issuing the punishments because the recording was made public in April 2021.
ESIC claimed at the time of the release that it was still conducting 34 more investigations into the incident.
The bans will be enforced by all ESIC member organisations, including ESL, DreamHack, WePlay, BLAST, LVP, and Relog Media, among others. Non-members have also been asked to respect the bans, according to the commission.