Skilled 'StarCraft 2' gamers, coach accused of match-fixing
South Korean authorities have arrested 9 individuals, together with two skilled gamers and their coach, on expenses of fixing skilled StarCraft 2 matches, based on translated stories on the Workforce Liquid boards. The location says PRIME head coach Park Wae-Sik (“Gerrard”), and professional gamers Choi Byeong-Heon (“YoDA”) and Choi Jong-Hyuk (“BBoongBBoong”) have been arrested and charged with manipulating the outcomes of 5 matches all through 2015. They’re suspected of receiving between 5 million and 20 million gained ($four,four hundred and $17,600) for fixing the video games. A minimum of three different individuals have been arrested and charged with match-fixing in the identical sting, and two further individuals have been indicted however not arrested. One different is at giant, the report says. The Korean eSports Affiliation plans to ban Gerrard and YoDA from the group for all times, a press release translated on TeamLiquid reads.
In 2010, eleven skilled StarCraft gamers have been banned from the Korean eSports Affiliation and acquired fines for fixing video games. Skilled gaming is critical enterprise all over the world, with 134 million viewers in 2015 and income valued at $612 million worldwide. This yr, the world championships for Dota 2 featured an $18 million prize pool because of crowd-sourced financing.
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