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Old 10-19-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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StarCraft II Match Fixers Arrested, Banned for Life #StarCraft2


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Twelve individuals have been implicated in the scandal, including pro players YoDa and BBoongBBong, and team Prime head coach Gerrard. The Korean e-sports Association has stated that Gerrard and YoDa are banned for life, with a promise to pursue further "strong legal measures". Also among those facing charges are two financial backers, described as 'gangsters' with ties to organized crime.

An investigation from the Changwon Regional Prosecutor's office in South Korea revealed that five professional matches had been fixed, all of which took place between January and June this year. The full details can be found at Team Liquid.

Gerrard, the coach of team Prime, has been charged with acting as a middleman between the players and the brokers. Through Gerrad, BBoongBBoong was allegedly paid $4,450 USD by an unnamed broker to lose a proleague match, while YoDa is accused of receiving approximately $30,000 for intentionally losing two matches. He was then allegedly blackmailed into losing a further two matches. Gerrard received approximately $8,900 to have YoDa lose one of his matches.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:00 PM   #2
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E-"sports" tied to organized crime? Sooo soo not at all surprised.
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Old 10-19-2015, 12:13 PM   #3
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Just LOL organized crime , South Korea , "pro players"
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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BLEHHHHH

Give me Warcraft 4 already.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:38 AM   #5
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So does this make it a genuine sport?
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:51 AM   #6
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So does this make it a genuine sport?
Well, there's apparently rampant use of PEDs, so there's that.

There's gambling and cheating, so it sounds like a legit professional sport to me!
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