Did Perfecto just fix a bet?

Phillip Rasmussen
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The list of things you shouldn’t do as a pro player in CS:GO is relatively short: Don’t cheat. Seriously, don’t cheat. Don’t match fix.

So one does wonder very much what Perfecto must have thought, apart from “for the lulz”, when he potentially made a “spot-fix” during IEM Katowice.

Granted it’s all circumstantial evidence, but it looks pretty bad for the Russian support player. Here’s what happened:

  • A Russian bettor put $20 on odds 501:1 for NAVI to buy an M249 during IEM Katowice
  • The tweet got attention from one of the Russian-speaking talent at MainCast
  • Perfecto, out of the blue, bought a M249 against FURIA for no apparent reason

The full story can be found here, but the main points look damning enough as it is. The M249 buy didn’t have any influence on the round, and Perfecto could have just randomly mis-bought. After all he wouldn’t be the first pro to do so.

We prefer to believe that Perfecto is just the victim of a set of circumstances coming together, but it really does raise the question if NAVI’s own sponsor, should offer prop-bets like that, on games with their sponsored team. Just a thought.

February 20, 2022

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