Stewie2k hits out at "shady" CSGO match fixers amid MDL investigation - Dexerto

Stewie2k hits out at “shady” CSGO match fixers amid MDL investigation

Published: 5/Sep/2020 13:34

by Daniel Cleary


Team Liquid star Jake ‘Stewie’ Yip has hit out at CS:GO match-fixers following an ESIC investigation into teams competing in the Mountain Dew League.

Outside of the major pro leagues, the Mountain Dew League or ‘MDL’ has been one of the top places for tier 2 Counter-Strike teams to compete against each other and qualify for events throughout the year.

However, it seems as if some teams in the MDL league are now under investigation following suspicious betting activity which suggested that match-fixing may have occurred.

ESIC investigating MDL teams for match-fixing

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) announced, on September 3, that they had been conducting an investigation, which was administered by ESEA, into the MDL teams following unusual bet alerts within the last eighteen months.

ESIC revealed that while they are still in the final stages of the investigation, they decided to provide CS:GO fans with a brief update after speculation began to spread on social media in recent weeks.

“ESIC is now in the concluding stages of its investigation and will issue a formal statement relating to the investigation within four weeks,” they added, in their September 3 update.

Stewie2k slams match-fixing in CSGO

Following the report, North American star Stewie2k hit out at any players who match fix and claimed they should be no longer be involved in competitive CS:GO.

“We saw the big regrets from iBP when they match fixed. They were set as an example to never do it again and got pushed away from competitive CS for it,” he explained, using the iBuyPower scandal as an example.

“People still match-fixing and thinking they’re sneaky since they aren’t tier 1,” he added, “get your shady ass outa here and keep the dirty [money].”

Stewie2k followed up by suggesting that players caught, following the IBuyPower case, shouldn’t deserve a second chance “in any game”, referencing social media speculation on CS pros who recently made the switch the Valorant.

However, as of now, it is unclear whether or not any players have been found guilty of match-fixing but ESIC is expected to share the final verdict around October 1.


Why NiKo isn’t the answer to G2’s CSGO crisis | Richard Lewis

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:20

by Shane King


Rumors are circulating that G2 Esports are set to trade for Bosnian superstar fragger Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovač in order to solve their recent struggles on the server.

Richard Lewis breaks down this potential roster move in his latest video for Dexerto taking a look at what this move could potentially mean for G2’s current roster as well as if NiKo could mesh well within the team.

One potential problem Richard states is the fact that this current G2 roster isn’t just one piece of the puzzle away from getting back to the top of the world rankings and actually, FaZe are probably more likely to win now more than G2.

Another issue is that NiKo’s ego may upset the applecart in G2 especially considering the form that KennyS is in at the moment may lead to NiKo being in that all too familiar situation where he has to carry a team on his own back as he had at FaZe clan.