Currently Sea, Stork and Larva are talking about the the cause of matchfixing, how it matchfixing happened, and how to prevent it for future
Stork, as a person who coached SC2 during matchfixing incident as well has having gone through savior matchfixing incident as well as a player, has something to say about it.
Stork is talking about his perspective as SC2 coach during matchfixing scandal
SC2 matchfixing happened in these steps according to stork
1) First, matchfixers entice players with "not really matchfixing" bets such as game over by X minutes- so people do all in to end game at X minute regardless of if they lose or not
remember all those reports of strange bets on betting sites? It was because of these bets allowed easy introductory matchfixing offers.
2) Second, brokers got hold of weakness (particiation in betting), makes progamers lose/throw game of them under threat of exposing them. Now brokers have control of progamers fully.
3) snowballs into full blown matchfixing system
And the beginning offer usually comes from people the players know personally, like friends and people they know. They first approach people as if they are asking for favor, then grabs hold of them and take control.
Stork said he himself got an offer to matchfix during his progaming days, when he was at his height from someone he personally knows by phone. Stork said the offer was larger than his month's salary (thousands of dollars), but he immediately cut his friend off, and told his team of the situation
But since Korea don't have much monetary punishment for these match-fixing incidents, its easy to get enticed as punishment isn't much of a deterrent as it is very lenient.
The initial amount that is often quoted to be matchfixed for, such as sky getting $4.5k, savior getting $2k, for matchfixing is in no way true according to him, since other factors go in as well, since player participating in matchfixing would participate in betting himself and getting their cuts.
Stork said he felt enraged as he saw people stop attending live matches during SC2 era with matchfixing. When he saw attendance fall, he couldnt help but to think about matchfixers who had ruined all these that his predecessors and the peers paved way for.
He also believes that while matchfixers could work in other fields, they should never step into the game they ruined as streamer again. [life, savior, ect]
Interesting perspective from the man himself. Very slimy methods from broker to hook these gamers.
edit: However, its not to say matchfixers can't be taken light of either: These matchfixers already got education from kespa after the whole original BW matchfixing incident as well so they should know better.