portal Dexerto I noticed that before the release of Counter-Strike 2 from closed tests, the management of the Twitch streaming service tightened restrictions on advertising gambling sites with skins for CS:GO.
According to updated section Twitch Community RulesIn connection with gambling, users are prohibited from using skins to advertise gambling (sites) – such as the popular Valve shooter – or sponsor such sites.
“Recently there has been an increase in interest in gambling in CS:GO, so we have added explanatory language to our FAQ to clarify the ban on advertising or sponsorship.”– commented on Twitch updating the ruleset.
Playing with CS:GO skins is a profitable business that sponsors streamers and bloggers. These, in turn, often use such sites live and share exclusive codes and promotions with viewers.
Such partnerships are generally frowned upon, but have already become the norm for high-profile streamers and professional gamers. In May, the topic was cooperation with the gaming platform CS:GORoll announced Esports organization G2 Esports.
In a July video, a blogger specializing in Counter-Strike HOUNGOUNGAGNE concluded that about 75% of the top 300 CS:GO streamers on Twitch have gambling-related sponsors.
The Twitch admin isn’t the only one cranking out the screws on gambling sites with skins for CS:GO. Previously, Valve itself updated the Steam rules regarding gambling and eligible merchants “Delivery” Goods for gambling sites.