Skip to main content
110% Deposit Bonus from mBit

Australian Men Charged for Fixing Esports Matches

When it comes to money, people can get extra creative with trying to scam their way in earning it.

Well, five Aussie guys decided that they would go that extra mile and tried fixing eSports games. The police files this case, as the first investigation of this sort in Australia. If there are upsides to serving 10 years in prison for such an act, they would be that these men made history.

The group includes a 20-year-old that was charged with corrupting betting outcomes and possessing of corrupt gambling knowledge. The three other people are also in their 20s and accused of the same charges.  There is also a 27-year-old guy that has about five charges of the same nature. It appears that they all came from the same uni and high school.

Last year, the Victoria Police Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit led an investigation on how people that were part of teams from the ESEA-Mountain Dew League, started receiving hints on placing bets. Particularly, the games in the league that were cheated on, were ones of CS: Global Offensive.

The police department’s assistant commissioner, Neil Paterson explained more on the case:

“We’ve got young men, typically 19- or 20-year-olds, who have no history with police. They’re [allegedly] getting involved in [corruption] offences … at quite a young age that have serious consequences for them. The sheer volume of young men involved in gambling, both in high school and in universities, is at epidemic proportions. What I’m not seeing is anyone doing anything particularly about that.”

He also said that an astonishing sum of $30,000 is won from those fixed games.

What needs to be said is that Australia is leading in taking measures against eSports and sports betting corruption.  Authorities and organizations come together to tackle down any criminal acts against the fairness of bookmakers. The aforementioned prison sentence may not come to light, but it will serve as a warning for young people who aspire to exploit this industry.

To sum up, there is a lot for people to take in consideration whilst reading this. With such actions taking place, the eSports betting industry can face an inevitable backlash. With the coronavirus lockdown, more and more people started betting and gambling like never before. All of this traffic that is generating these months, makes it way harder for authorities and regulators to take it all under control.

Still, such regulating organizations are trying their best, since no one wants their name associated with illegal actions and make their sponsors drop out of their partnerships.

Also, countries started adding limitations to gambling, as well, since many problem gamblers might reignite their dangerous hobby. Meanwhile, take a look at these times when esports players get caught cheating.

Follow on Twitter for the latest news and developments in crypto and blockchain gaming.


If you’re interested in getting an updated 2020 list of all Bitcoin casino reviews for this market, check out the casino review section.

1xBit Live Gaming Cup Play with Cryptos



Top 5 Online Casinos Where You Can Play Scratch Cards

July 8, 2020

Take a break from the games that require you to think off your toes and experience a more laid-back play in these top 5 online casinos with scratch cards.

Unclaimed Lottery Winnings? Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Are the Answer

July 8, 2020

Millions of lottery winnings in the UK alone have remained unclaimed. But this can be avoided when you play lottery with cryptocurrency and blockchain.

5 Ways You Can Enjoy ‘Crazy Time’ by Evolution Gaming Using Bitcoin

July 7, 2020

Evolution Gaming surprised the iGaming world with its groundbreaking ‘Crazy Time’ TV game show-inspired casino game that you can enjoy in Bitcoin casinos.


Interview with Gregor Rozic, Sales Manager at GameART

July 7, 2020

We’ve had the opportunity to talk to GameART Sales Manager Gregor Rozic, who has 10 years of experience in online gaming on casino and poker content.

Interview with Magnus Leppäniemi, VP of Marketing & Head of Esports at Esports Entertainment Group

June 30, 2020

We had the opportunity to talk to Magnus Leppäniemi, VP of Marketing & Head of Esports at Esports Entertainment Group and member of Advisory board.

Interview with Elise Cray, Marketing & Operations Manager at iTech Labs

June 23, 2020

We talked to Elise Cray, Marketing & Operations Manager at iTech Labs, in charge for Online Gaming systems certification and Quality Assurance testing.

Your Message

Please enter your email address:

No account yet? Register here
Forgot Password? Click here
Already have an account? Login
Forgot Password? Click here