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Pro Gamer Admits To Role In Twitch Money Laundering Scandal

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Pro Gamer Admits To Role In Twitch Money Laundering Scandal

Valorant pro Mehmet Yağız ‘cNed’ İpek has admitted to his involvement in the Twitch money laundering scandal. Riot Games has been looking into a number of questionable payouts for some streamers which were revealed as a result of last month’s massive Twitch hack. 

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Upcomer (via Dexerto) translated the Turkish pro gamer’s most recent stream. In it, he explained how he benefited from the plan, which essentially involved stolen credit cards being used to donate large sums of bits (virtual currency) to streamers. Those streamers would then split the money with the donors. 

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“To be honest I don’t really have a statement to make about the topic because I’ve not even once messaged the bit-dude, he did not reach out to me once,” cNed said. “He talked with my older brother [Alihan ‘deNc’ İpek].

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“That guy sent me the bits, the bits transferred to me. I didn’t report those bits to Twitch, I acknowledge that. I didn’t report to Twitch and took the money.”

DeNc went into more detail about he and his brother’s involvement with the scheme in a twitlonger uploaded on Halloween. He claims cNed did not want to work with the scammers.

“I wanted to make a statement because we were targeted in order not to upset Mehmet’s fans and to clarify the matter,” deNc started. “We decided that we did not want to do such a thing.”

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“I told the friend in question that we did not want to deal with this business. He then asked me for the price of the bit and said that if we don’t throw more bits he will send more bits and bug the channel. In addition, the bit transmission took place against Mehmet’s request.”

 

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cNed has since hit out at reports that suggest he was knowingly involved in the scandal, and has specifically rebuffed suggestions that he ever admitted involvement with the scam. He has insisted multiple times he never spoke with the scammers directly. 

Riot Games and Twitch are carrying out their own independent investigations into the scandal, which is thought to involve hundreds of accounts. 

Featured Image Credit: Twitch

Topics: Twitch

Ewan Moore
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