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Match fixing on the rise in e-sports, gambling authority says

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  • The Swedish Gambling Authority has received around 90 reports of alleged match fixing since the beginning of last year, reports Swedish Radio.

  • While the majority of reports have been related to soccer matches, the number of reported incidents of match fixing are increasing in e-sports, competitive video gaming.

  • Match fixing can involve paying players to play poorly or attempting to manipulate the game's code to gain a competitive edge.