A couple of days ago, TalkEsport had reported that the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) were conducting an investigation alongside the FBI into the match-fixing and betting syndicates existing in the professional CSGO scene. This time, it seems like Riot Games, the developers behind Valorant, are conducting an independent investigation of their own.
According to a recent report from Richard Lewis on Dexerto, Riot Games has been conducting a series of interviews with professional Valorant players to investigate suspected match-fixing.
It’s still unclear if these investigations by Riot Games have any connection with the one conducted by the ESIC and FBI whatsoever.
For the unaware, In a recent interview with YouTuber ‘slash32’, ESIC commissioner Ian Smith claimed that the ESIC had uncovered evidence which suggests that a specific group of players in Mountain Dew League (MDL) were being actively bribed by “betting syndicates” to throw games.
A portion of these players suspected for match-fixing in CSGO might have moved to Valorant to play professionally, which may have led to this investigation taking place.
Whether or not Riot Games decides to go public with their findings still remains to be seen.