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Valve is attempting to wipe its hands clean of the lucrative gambling business that's developed around its Steam trading system and Counter Strike: Global Offensive game. The company says it will send send letters to gambling sites that use its Steam platform and request that they cease operations through its cloud-based gaming service. "We’d like to clarify that we have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them. And Steam does not have a system for turning in-game items into real world currency," Valve's Erik Johnson stated in a blog post.This has to do with a feature Steam rolled out in 2011 that enabled users to trade in-game items, or... Read more...
Unlike sports like baseball and football where the use of performance enhancing drugs has been a major issue at times, you would think that electronic sports would be immune from such issues. You'd also be wrong. To ensure a level playing field among participants, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) -- one of the biggest eSports organizations around -- is going to implement and enforce drug policies. What prompted the move is a recent admission by Cory "Semphis" Friesen, a professional Counter Strike: Global Offensive gamer, that he and other players on his team, Cloud9, took Adderall to gain a competitive advantage during a $250,000 tournament in Poland. Adderall is a drug that's intended to... Read more...