Five people charged re esports investigation in Australia

Detectives from the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit have this week charged five people in relation to a 2019 investigation into suspicious betting activity relating to an esports league.

The investigation commenced in March 2019 after police received information from a betting agency about activity linked to a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament.

It’s alleged that players were arranging to throw matches and subsequently placing bets on those matches.

In August last year, detectives executed warrants in Mill Park, South Morang and Mount Eliza. A warrant was also executed in Perth by WA Police.