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CSGO match fixing, Forbes esports predictions, how to make money as a pro

The biggest news of the new year happened late yesterday afternoon, when Valve Corporation released a statement making its ban permanent for Counter Strike: Global Offensive players found to be fixing matches last year. There hasn’t been a ton of commentary about the decision (though ours can be found here, and a nice roundup of Twitter reactions was aggregated on Reddit).

Esports attorney Bryce Blum wrote a good piece in The Daily Dot, though, explaining how the process of getting to the decision was unfair. Esports Observer’s Thiemo Bräutigam wrote about the importance of eradicating match fixing from esports.

Plenty of people in esports penned their predictions to a giant Forbes story looking ahead to the rest of the year. Contributors included Vulcun CEO Ali Moiz, Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood and Fnatic CEO Wouter Sleijffers.

Geoff Robinson, professional StarCraft II player for Evil Geniuses, offered some insight on Splyce about how to make money as a professional esports player.

Some more podcasts previewing next week’s start of the League of Legends Championship Series came out (links: Here, here and here).

The Daily Dot’s Jacob Wolf and Josh Raven wrote about Team SoloMid’s rebuild CS:GO roster.


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