The CIS representative in the secondary division of WePlay! Pushka League, Cyber TRAKTOR are under investigation after the tournament organizers noticed suspicious behaviour possibly tied with illegal betting on their own matches.
In a press release from WePlay! Esports from April 29 it is mentioned Cyber TRAKTOR’s series against Cyber Legacy, which ended 2-0 in CL’s favor. The series was hectic with a total of 10 deaths from Cyber TRAKTOR in the first 10 minutes of the first game, the total kill score going up to 18 to 42 in favor of Cyber legacy. In game two, Cyber TRAKTOR managed to land just 3 kills in 26 minutes.
“Our esports department and the analysts of WePlay! Pushka League carefully examined the matches and came to the conclusion that Cyber TRAKTOR, with a high degree of probability, made bets on some intermediate results of their matches. At this time, we are gathering evidence and investigating the situation,” stated the tournament organizers, who also encouraged the Cyber TRAKTOR management to conduct their own internal investigation and share the information gathered publicly.
“One of the main reasons for the existence of Division 2 in WePlay! Pushka League is the support of talented players who have not yet been discovered. For the participants, even if they are not yet ready to take the big stage, the official matches serve as an incentive to improve and work on themselves. Unfortunately, no one is safe from the fact that a player or an entire team uses this opportunity to try to earn easy money. We will announce punishments for the perpetrators when we fully understand the situation,” said WePlay! Esports Lead Esports Manager Vitaliy “Nexius” Bozhko.
WePlay! Pushka League Division 2 runs in tandem with the main division and it features four European and four CIS teams fighting for a share of the $5,000 prize pool and a shot at promoting in Division 1.