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This week in esports: Arrests, Xfinity, Kellogg Company, Pittsburgh Knights

This week in esports saw CS:GO players in Australia get arrested for alleged match-fixing, Overwatch League partner with both Xfinity and Kellogg Company, and Pittsburgh Knights plan to expand into Latin America.

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Victoria Police arrests six CS:GO players following alleged match-fixing

Counter-Strike Match-Fixing Arrests ESIC
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Victoria Police, the law enforcement agency of Victoria, Australia, arrested six Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players on suspicion of match-fixing.

An investigation on the players in question started in March following the police receiving information from a betting agency. Allegedly, the players arranged to throw matches they had placed bets on.

Read the full article here.

Xfinity to sponsor Overwatch League playoffs and grand finals

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Overwatch League brought on Comcast brand Xfinity as the presenting sponsor of its playoffs and grand finals.

The deal will see Xfinity have presence on the digital broadcasts at Twitch and ESPN, on ABC during the grand finals, and on-site at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Read the full article here.

Overwatch League announces multi-year deal with Kellogg Company

Overwatch League Kellogg Company
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Overwatch League also announced a multi-year deal with Kellogg Company, starting with the playoffs.

The deal, which will last through 2021, includes co-marketing initiatives with Kellogg Company’s Cheez-It and Pringles brands.

Read the full article here.

Pittsburgh Knights receives investment from Esports MX LATAM Fund

Pittsburgh Knights Esports MX LATAM Fund
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North American organisation Pittsburgh Knights received investment from Esports MX LATAM Fund, a group of investors based in Mexico.

Alongside the investment, a deal has been made that will see Esports MX LATAM launch an affiliated esports team in Mexico modeled on Pittsburgh Knights’ organisational framework.

Read the full article here.

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