A Valorant Player has confessed to taking part in rigging games

In Singapore, those found guilty of corrupt practices can face a maximum punishment of five years in prison, a fine of up to $100,000, or both.

In 2021, Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) charged Ryan Tan Shern and Malcolm Chung Wai Kiat for operating illegal gambling and match-fixing. Tan pleaded guilty to the corruption charge and is awaiting full sentencing, while Chung is still facing both a corruption charge and one under the Remote Gambling Act. It is believed that the two were old friends who used to play Counter-Strike, and Tan had borrowed $1,000 from Chung to gamble. After losing the money, Tan suggested that Chung “throw” a match between Resurgence and Team Blackbird Ignis, which he did. Tan then placed five bets on Blackbird with $3,000 of his brother’s money, and ended up winning $7,109. This situation came to light the following June. Riot Games launched an investigation and, since the other Resurgence players had known about the match-fixing but said nothing, gave them all penalties. Tan and Chung were both banned from competitive Valorant for 36 months, while the rest of the team received bans ranging from six months to one year. In Singapore, corruption carries a punishment of up to five years in prison, a fine of $100,000, or both.

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