Valve Allegedly Succumbs To Chinese Pressure To Remove CS:GO Keys Over Money-Laundering Triads.

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Video game company Valve Corp. has succumbed to pressure from the Chinese Government to remove “keys” from the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a game where players deal with a bomb threat from Muslim terrorists.

These keys are used as a currency within the video game. They can be used to purchase skins for in-game weapons. The market capitalization of these keys is reported to be near $684 million after “rare” Arab skin collectors entered the market.

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The keys were being used by members of the Triads to launder money between mainland China and the United States. In a statement released by possible Chinese government entities, they suspect a popular PP-Bizon “skin” collector being the American laundering the money to the Triads.

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This has been met with outrage by members of the CS:GO community who claim that they will lose thousands of dollars in in-game currency. Allegedly, Valve has declined to comment further but a now deleted tweet from an employee suggests that players of the game will be treated to a special sale of weapon skins.

 

Article by: Chang Tzu

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