Former Resurgence [SEA] Players suspended for Match Fixing

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Any game with an Esports scene is prone to cheating and match-fixing. Valorant along with CSGO is a game that can be said to absolutely dominate the FPS gaming genre. So, it's safe to say that some people will try to manipulate their way for monetary gain in an Esport so big.

Riot Games has announced that it will be suspending has Malcolm "germsg" Chung and Ryan “Dreamycsgo” Tan, together with the former Resurgence roster, for manipulating the outcome of a competitive Valorant match in the EPULZE Royal SEA Cup, an Ignition Series event, for monetary gain.


According to the ruling, these two players bet against their own team- Resurgence with Germsg coordinating the "scheme" and Dreamycsgo providing the money. The two players have violated the 7.2.1 and 7.2.4 rule of the Valorant Global Competition Policy and have been banned for 36 months from VCT. The rule is:

7.2.1. Match Fixing

No Team Member may offer, agree, or conspire to fix a match or take any other action to intentionally and unfairly alter, or attempt to alter, the results of any game (or any play or component thereof). If a Team Member is asked to “fix” the outcome of a game or to otherwise take part in any actions prohibited by this Global Policy or the applicable Event-Specific Rules, that Team Member must immediately report this request to the Tournament Operator.

7.2.4

Gambling on the outcome of a tournament, match or game in any esport competition (including any plays or components of a game) can pose a serious threat to the integrity of, and public confidence in, esports competitions. Team Members are not allowed to (a) place, or attempt to place, bets on any esports competition (or any plays or components thereof), or (b) associate with high volume gamblers, or deliver information to others that might influence their bets.

Former Resurgence players Sengdala "JabTheBoy" Jamnalong and Justin "Boplek" Wong Chong Cheng have been banned from VCT for one year, and Du-Min "Mortdecai" Ye and Benedict "benaf" Tan will be banned from VCT for six months. However, according to the rest of the roster, they said they did not intentionally throw the game. This is the reduced time period for the bans though as the players had cooperated with the VALORANT Esports investigation.

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