Popular CSGO media Dust2.us has released an audio recording suggesting a conversation between three players engaged in fixing ESEA Premier matches.
On 1st April 2021 ESIC commissioner, Ian Smith confirmed the involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to uplift the scale of the CSGO match fixing investigation hinting at the seriousness of the issue. In light of recent evidence, the enquire will take a complicated turn and players might possibly be looking at criminal charges.
In the recording, two matches namely the ones against Incognito and Russian Canadians are highlighted as the topic of discussion between the players. They mention the use of “on radar” where the matches will be streamed directly into the opponent’s camp via software such as Discord. Thus providing the opponent with enough information to properly anti-strat without anyone doubting either party.
In exchange for throwing the match, the teams will share the profits they gain in form of Bitcoins from the betting sites.
Given how carefully the whole act was set up, it was hard to imagine that such a recording would exist. Props to ESIC and FBI for digging out the clip as it remains to only credible evidence that incriminates the players. The clip captured a conversation post match fixing; the discussion was held upon players getting aware of the existence of the recording.
Transcript of the CSGO Match Fixing audio clip
ebastian “retchy” Tropiano: No it’d be sus if you played Incognito like the full game, but if you joined at half, it’d look real. Or not even at half, in the middle of the game while it’s going, you just join, “my internet’s back”, we get shrek out of the server and it looks normal.
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak: I’m not doing it bro.
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: As long as shrek [Spenser “Shrek” Adams] plays like four or five rounds, it’s gonna look good.
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak: and the fact that you didn’t even say anything about the Russian Canadians game, that’s even more fucked, but…
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: What?
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak: What do you mean what? You didn’t say anything about it.
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: What do you mean?
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak Okay, now you’re just acting dumb.
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: No, I’m serious, what are you talking about?
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak: What do you mean? I was just talking yesterday about winning a match so we can play Mythic in playoffs, you didn’t say anything. Now today you just come into the TeamSpeak and you’re like, “yeah, we’re just gonna lose the game.” Like what? *scoffs* what do you mean?
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: We’ve been planning to lose this game for the last five days; it makes the most sense out of every game in MDL. They need this win, we don’t need the win, and with their IGL on radar and you off the server, it looks guaranteed real.
Carson “nosraC” O’Reilly: I don’t know if vek will agree to radar.
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: He does, he agrees to radar. On the condition that I’m letting him use two Bitcoin sites, and I’m going to share profit from those two sites. And J0LZ is okay with it too. And they’re not- I told them there’s no way you tell battery or Saturn, it needs to look like a legit tryhard game.
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak: Alright, whatever. But I’m not setting up the Incognito game, I told you.
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: I know, I don’t think you should, you should join in while shrek is playing, like three rounds in.
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak: No *laughs*
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: No, the main thing is that if it shows six people on HLTV, it’ll look so good.
Kevin “4pack” Przypasniak: Well, you can set it up or something, I dunno.
Sebastian “retchy” Tropiano: I’m going to restart for [ESEA Pro] client, hold on.
Transcript by Dexerto.com.