Sports bets, especially with the reopening of football leagues, will return in the daily life of many sports lovers, but in some countries even theeSports is considered on a par with other disciplines.
This obviously also leads to bets and, unfortunately, to match fixing: the Australian police have indeed announced to have arrested six people guilty of having rigged several games within eSports, which then led to five games of a tournament being biased and thus nullifying about twenty bets.
Here's how Commissioner Neil Paterson commented on the thing:
That eSports is really an emerging sports industry and with it the demand for availability of bets on the results of tournaments and matches will increasingly come.
It is important that the police and other law enforcement agencies, games and bets continue to work together to target any suspicious activity. The police will take seriously any reports of suspicious or criminal activity within the eSports and encourage anyone with information to come forward.
That of match-fixing, in Australia, is therefore seen as a real criminal activity punished with imprisonment up to 10 years. We will see how this develops and if these measures are taken in other countries of the world.