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Last week Valve said they were going to be taking action against sites facilitating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gambling, and it looks like they’re making good on that promise, sending cease and desist letters to over 20 offending sites. The sites named have ten days to comply before having their Steam accounts shut down.
If you’ve paid any attention to gaming news in the past couple of weeks, you’re well aware of the recent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive controversy. If not, the short version is that people are gambling for in-game items, and the owners of a site that facilitates these bets were running Youtube promotions without disclosing their connection to the site. The story blew up, prompting Valve to respond.
How about that game last night, huh? The Brazilian champions SK Gaming, formerly known as Luminosity Gaming made quick work of Team Liquid last night winning two straight games. While we admit it wasn’t the best grand final we’ve ever seen, it definitely wasn’t bad enough to warrant the viewership numbers dropping off by almost half compared to the last major.
The most recent event (ESL One Cologne) managed to obtain a peak number of 850,000 viewers, down from the 1.6 million viewers during the last major, MLG Columbus. There are many factors as to why this drop-off occurred, though the exact reason for a drop-off this large remains unknown.
Trevor 'TmarTn' Martin, the gaming community's most hated man right now released an apology video to all his fans on YouTube, but subsequently removed it only hours later. The CSGOLotto owner has also removed all references to gambling on their Steam group, which doesn’t actually make any sense at all because that’s literally all you can do on their website.
A lot of anger towards Martin comes from the fact that he doesn’t directly apologise for any of his actions during the course of the video. Instead, he chooses to blame his viewers for not reading CSGOLotto’s terms and conditions which state under thirteen year olds should not use the website.
Yesterday, YouTubers, Trevor Martin ('TmarTn') and Tom Cassell ('ProSyndicate') were revealed as the owners of the CSGO Lotto gambling site that featured in many of their videos. The pair created a number of videos which depicted them using the gambling site and winning CS:GO weapon skins that were worth a substantial amount of money. However, the videos were not marked as promotional material and the two appear to have omitted any information of their affiliation with the gambling site.
“It’s pretty ******* simple… Both these videos are rigged”.