ALSEN releases CS:GO team after match fixing scandal
The Polish team was inspected by csgolounge admins who found evidence of players betting against themselves.
EPS Poland Season 9 group stage was only halfway through when certain scenarios were already shaping out. On October 20, in a match between ALSEN and eliminacja, ALSEN was heavily favored by the 81%/19% odds on CSGOLOUNGE, one of the most scene's popular item betting website. Moreover, ALSEN had very optimistic chances of making it to the playoffs while eliminatja had scored only one win out of seven games and were at the bottom of the list.
CSGOLOUNGE admins went suspisious after ALSEN eventually has lost their game 10-16, and decided to check the players for unscrupulous bets. It was revealed that three out of five players were involved in a match-fixing scheme. Two players, Michal 'bCk' Lis and Jakub 'kub' Pamula bet on eliminacja from their main accounts while Damian 'DiAMon' Zarski has made bets against his own team from several alternate accounts which could not remain hidden from CSGOLOUNGE admins.
Shortly afterwards, ALSEN released a statement in which they claimed that the matchfixing initiative came entirely from the players and the organization had nothing to do with it. In addition, they announced that they would be releasing their CS:GO team.
Paweł "Pawcio" Watemborsk, Project Manager of ALSEN had this to say about the situation:
ALSEN had the following roster:
Source: official site