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Dignitas drop Shanks and Poised from Valorant roster amid match fixing rumours

Soon after both players were dropped, multiple pros in the scene teased at a possible match-fixing scandal finally being uncovered.
Dignitas drop Shanks and Poised from Valorant roster amid match fixing rumours

The Valorant esports scene might want to buckle up because if rumours are to be confirmed, a possible match-fixing scandal could be uncovered very shortly. 

It all stems from Dignitas' announcement, in which they decided to shockingly drop both Ryan "Shanks" Ngo and Kevin "poised" Ngo from their squad, after making a huge splash in their debut tournament by eliminating TSM at the Pop Flash Invitational.

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Following their decision, pros from different teams (such as Envy's FNS, TSM's Subroza, and Sentinels' Shahzam) started making cryptic comments on social media, with Immortals' Genghsta making it clear as day they were all referencing match-fixing.


In a clip compiled by the Esports Talk YouTube channel. CS:GO player Zellsis mentioned Shanks as one of the players that could potentially be exposed by the Esports Integrity Commission as a match-fixer during his time as a Counter-Strike player.

Other names mentioned included current Envy player Abdo "c4Lypso" Agha and Jimmy "Marved" Nguyen from FaZe Clan. It is worth pointing out, Envy put C4lypso on their inactive list weeks ago when they signed Food and Crashies from T1.

Currently, the ESIC has 15 undergoing investigations regarding multiple accounts of match-fixing in the CS:GO scene. This past 3rd September, the Commission issued a statement confirming they were looking into the MDL tournament for the past 18 months, with results to be revealed "four weeks of the date of this update."

It seems like a matter of time for both the CS and Valorant scenes to recieve impactful news, we'll keep you updated as the story develops.