CSGO scandals in China: Flash Gaming boss speaks out

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  With the transfer of YuanZhang “Attacker” Sheng and YuLun “Summer” Cai to TYLOO, the organization Flash Gaming has disbanded. Following the disbandment of the team, the founder of Flash Gaming, Endy, released a statement not only on the state of the organization but also gave numerous examples of scandals that are the norm in the Chinese CSGO scene.

  The original post was published on the Chinese website Weibo in Chinese, but a Reddit user by the name of InXaneGZ posted a full English translation directly on Reddit.

  The statement opens with the story of Endy himself, how he competed in various Counter-Strike competitions but in the end, lacked the edge to become one of the greats. And so, Endy decided to set up a team of his own and invest into the esports industry. Having known fancySummer (now known as just Summer), AttackeR, and LOVEYY?and even calling them his friends, he spent a whopping $1.8 million CNY (around $260,000 USD) to transfer them on board. That’s how Flash Gaming was born in the year 2017.

  Unfortunately, the founder of Flash Gaming hadn’t realized the nature of CSGO in China. Endy mentions “unspoken rules in the industry that are shocking and unheard.” He goes on to list many incidents that occur on the regular such as match-fixing, cheats, and even threats on LANs. However, the most interesting and peculiar incident that Endy mentions are teams paying thousands to be able to spectate all players on a server in real time.

  “I have even heard that some teams pay around tens of thousands (in CNY) for the GOTV IP that allows them to spectate 10 players on the server with zero delays in online matches, and claim that they can win or lose according to their wish.”

  It is unfortunate that the Chinese CSGO scene is unable to properly flourish due to the lack of regulations and control. Apart from TYLOO and Flash, we haven’t seen many Chinese teams make it to the international stage.

  Following the incident of Optic India’s forsaken caught cheating at a LAN, things are looking dark for the Asian region when it comes to the future of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In order for the Asian market to flourish and for talents to arise on the international scene, the organizations behind competitions must be more attentive to the situations mentioned by Endy.

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