Counter-Strike : Valve s’attaque aux site de paris

Suite aux nombreuses polémiques relatives aux sites de paris en ligne, Valve a publié un communiqué, se déchargeant notamment de tout lien avec lesdits sites. De plus, des actions  judiciaires seront entreprises contre ces plate-formes… et contre certains de leurs utilisateurs.

Beaucoup se réjouissent de cela, arguant que Valve aurait du réagir plus tôt, et mettre fin à ces activités ; mais le problème est surtout que les créateurs de Counter-Strike : Global Offensive ne touchent aucun pourcentage sur ces paris et trades de skins, car cela ne passe par le marché Steam. C’est un fait, certes, mais d’un autre côté, ces sites ne nuisent en rien au jeu – sauf lorsqu’il y a des abus, comme cela a été vu dernièrement. Au contraire, même, puisque cela stimule les discussions sur les différents tournois espotifs, et donc l’économie du jeu.

On ignore si tous les sites de paris fermeront à l’avenir, et dans quelles mesures la colère de Valve s’abattra, mais vous pouvez retrouver le communiqué officiel en bas, dans la langue d’Eminem :

 

“In 2011, we added a feature to Steam that enabled users to trade in-game items as a way to make it easier for people to get the items they wanted in games featuring in-game economies.

Since then a number of gambling sites started leveraging the Steam trading system, and there’s been some false assumptions about our involvement with these sites. We’d like to clarify that we have no business relationships with any of these sites. We have never received any revenue from them. And Steam does not have a system for turning in-game items into real world currency.

These sites have basically pieced together their operations in two-part fashion. First, they are using the OpenID API as a way for users to prove ownership of their Steam accounts and items. Any other information they obtain about a user’s Steam account is either manually disclosed by the user or obtained from the user’s Steam Community profile (when the user has chosen to make their profile public). Second, they create automated Steam accounts that make the same web calls as individual Steam users.

Using the OpenID API and making the same web calls as Steam users to run a gambling business is not allowed by our API nor our user agreements. We are going to start sending notices to these sites requesting they cease operations through Steam, and further pursue the matter as necessary. Users should probably consider this information as they manage their in-game item inventory and trade activity.”

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