As gamers, we know how undesirable would punishment from ESL be for match-fixing.

ESL's conclusion

Recently, ESL has revealed the final conclusion of their match-fixing investigation & win trading between two Rainbow Six Siege teams: Black Dragons and FaZe Clan. According to the official statement, the Black Dragons team provided “misleading information” and displayed “unsportsmanlike behavior.”

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FaZe Clan and Black Dragons encountered each other in ESL Pro League.

Because of such conclusion, ESL fined Black Dragons with two major penalty points. In addition, they deducted 20% of Black Dragons’ winnings in the Season 9 Pro League.

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Team Black Dragons.

On the other hand, ESL cannot find any solid evidence to accuse FaZe Clan of match-fixing even with allegations. With that, the team and their organization will not face any punishment.

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FaZe Clan in Rainbow Six Siege.

How it happened

For your information, everything happened after Thiago “thyy” Nicezio, a former analyst from Black Dragons released screenshots showing someone from the team talking with him about the match-fixing. In fact, thyy even had audio evidence as well as screenshots starring Juninho "GdNN1" Nunes from Black Dragons in the act.

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Juninho "GdNN1" Nunes from Black Dragons.

The questionable match in the Pro League occurred on Apr 4th. In the match, Black Dragons encountered constant issues with their Internet connection and went on to lose 0-7 to FaZe Clan. According to thyy and the allegations, FaZe Clan will repay such throw in BR6 live event on Jun 30th.

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Pro League was the game where the questionable match-fixing controversy happened.

As a matter of fact, the win on Apr 4th was crucial as FaZe Clan needed that to enter Milan’ Pro League Finals. FaZe eventually lost to Evil Geniuses later, earning $30,000.

Public reactions

In fact, the media didn’t pay much attention to this situation. This could be due to a current lawsuit regarding the pro in Fortnite Turner “Tfue” Tenney. He accused the organization of illegal operation without a proper license as a talents agency.

All in all, such lawsuit might have overshadowed the match-fixing allegations between the two teams. However, their fans are not letting this controversy fade away in the professional gaming scene. For more information about this scandal, you can read more on our site.