Valve and ESL retract ban on ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team


With so much drama with the iBP, it's kinda hard bein' ex-ESC

Last Friday, Valve and eSports League Europe, issued tentative bans on three Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive teams. Epsilon eSports, the former ESC Gaming team, and WinneR had players who were accused of match fixing and unsportsmanlike conduct. This comes in the wake of last month's scandal involving individuals from iBUYPOWER and NetCodeGuides.com who made a profit of around $10,000 from fixing matches between the two.

After further investigation, Valve and the ESL rescinded the ban on the ex-ESC Gaming team and stated, "The ex-ESC players were restricted from participating in Valve-sponsored events because their historical account activity matched allegations of misconduct. However, further investigation has clarified their role in the matter, and the restriction has been lifted." The team will be allowed to take back its slot in the offline last-chance qualifier at ESL One Katowice 2015.

No further comment has been made concerning the other two teams.

Former ESC Gaming back in the offline qualifier [ESL-One]

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