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The Story of swag: A prodigy banned

by theScore esports staff Nov 21

Few storylines in esports are as well known as the iBUYPOWER match-fixing controversy that rocked Counter-Strike two years ago. And at the center of that story is Braxton "swag" Pierce.

After the dust settled, the young CS prodigy and six others were permanently banned from competing at any and all Valve-sponsored events. At the beginning of his competitive rise, his career was cut short. All before he was of legal drinking age.

This is his story.

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