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Purbrick & Associates is a risk advisory firm specialising in business intelligence, due diligence of people and companies, corporate integrity management advice and investigations, betting market research, and sports integrity advice and investigations.

Is cheating killing esports?

Recent cases of cheating in competitive esports have highlighted the growing problem of corruption in the sport, usually linked to illegal betting. Match-fixing is now the most serious issue facing the esports industry. 

Esports continue to race ahead, with Asia a key focus

Esports continue to record strong growth and while the mobile sector is gaining momentum it’s still the traditional forms that dominate betting revenue. 

Thriving CS:GO virtual economy powers esports betting

In June, two virtual skins in the popular esports title Counterstrike: Global Offensive (CSGO) were sold for a record-breaking total of $780,000, the largest single transaction to date in CSGO history.