Recent events in the competitive Dota 2 community have raised questions about the integrity of eSports gaming organizations and how they treat their players, with a popular gamer claiming his team managers cheated him and other teammates out of hard-earned money.
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This revelation is a nod to the concept of trust, and the ongoing discussion in the technology community on how best to remove the need for trusted third-parties from all aspects of sports, business and security.
One eSports startup, FirstBlood, believes the answer lies within the blockchain.
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Team Secret rocked the eSports world in October when former Dota 2 team member Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao published a blog post accusing the organization of actions that led to team members not receiving money earned from tournaments and a live-streaming deal.