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Five Victorians charged with Counter-Strike Esports match-fixing

Five Victorian men have been charged with match-fixing offenses after a criminal investigation into Counter-Strike Global Offensive Esports.

The ABC reports that a 20-year-old man from Mill Park has been charged with two counts of engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome, two counts of using corrupt conduct information for betting purposes, and possessing cannabis.

Two other 20-year-old-men from Mill Park and a fourth 20-year-old man from South Morang have been charged with three counts of using corrupt conduct information for betting purposes. Finally, a 27-year-old man from Sale was charged with five counts of using corrupt conduct information for betting purposes.

All five men will face court in September of this year.

The charges are a result of match-fixing investigations started by Victoria Police in September last year.

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