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The brave professional player pleads guilty to matching the inhibition

A Valorant Ignition Series player awaits the full verdict next guilt For corruption charges related to esports. Ryan Tan Chern and Malcolm Chong Wai Kyat were indicted by the Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in 2021 for masterminding illegal gambling and match-fixing.

In 2021, Tan and Chong were charged under Singapore’s Prevention of Corruption Act, with further consideration of charges under the Distance Gambling Act. On January 5, Tan pleaded guilty to the corruption charge. Since a young man involved in corruption is not typical, District Magistrate Soh Tze Bian requested reports on Tan’s suitability for probation and correctional training. Tan’s partner, Malcolm Chong, has been charged with one count of corruption and another under the Remote Gambling Act – and his case is still before the courts.


As the story goes, Tan and Chung were old friends who used to play Counter-Strike together. In 2014, Tan borrowed $1,000 from Chung to fuel his gambling habit and predictably lost the money. After failing to repay Chung, Tan pitches an idea. Chung was now a semi-pro stout slated to mark a resurgence in the Royal Epulze Cup for Southeast Asia. Before Resurgence’s match against Japan’s Blackbird Ignis, Tan convinces Chung to “throw” the match. A video on demand of one of the games can be viewed below.

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Tan revealed that he could get money from his older brother to bet on Team Blackbird and he did. He placed five bets totaling $3,000 on the Blackbird and ended up winning $7,109, keeping $2,319 for himself. In June 2021 this situation came to light when Resurgence’s Chief Operating Officer went to the police regarding alleged match-fixing.

Riot Games has done its own investigation into the matter and Found that Chung had informed the rest of the emergence about the scheme, but his teammates didn’t want to get involved. Despite this, they neglected to report the match-fixing to management for fear of losing their contracts with the organisation. As a result, the entire team was sanctioned by Riot. Chung and Tan were each banned from the Valorant competition for 36 months, and the rest of the team received bans ranging from six months to one year.

The penalty for corruption in Singapore is up to five years in prison, a $100,000 fine or both.

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