[Corrected] PsiSyndicate Admits to Receiving Rigged SteamLoto Boxes

Published: July 4, 2016 8:17 PM /


Counter Strike: Global Offensive CSGO lotto scandal

[Important Notice: The writer of this article posted some information that was incorrect and implied that PsiSyndicate received his boxes from CSGOLotto, the site that Martin and Cassell are alleged to be involved with. PsiSyndicate actually received his boxes from SteamLoto and says so in his video. The article has been corrected and an Editor's Note is forthcoming, and the author apologizes for the confusion that has come about as a result from the article.]

New information has arisen on the developing Counter Strike: Global Offensive lotto scandal that sparked after it was discovered that the website CSGOLotto was run by YouTube stars. The stars in question - Trevor "TmarTn" Martin and Tom "ProSyndicate" Cassell - are both alleged to have promoted videos of the CS:GO lotto, which include videos of them winning, without disclosing their affiliation with the company. Further information on the scandal can be found in TechRaptor's previous article as well as the video report by h3heproductions.

Following the preliminary reports, a different YouTube star - Lewis, better known as "PsiSyndicate" - posted the below video to his YouTube page, disclosing his involvement with a similar lotto website, SteamLoto.


According to PsiSyndicate, two of his unboxing videos - the Dragonlore unboxing and Medusa unboxing - were allegedly rigged to give favorable outcomes of highly expensive items in return for promotion of the SteamLoto website. In particular, PsiSyndicate received the Dragon Lore Sniper Rifle (which PsiSyndicate says he gave away along with other items in a contest), and the Karambit Doppler "Ruby" Knife, which PsiSyndicate still owns but says he plans on (maybe) giving away in another contest.

While TechRaptor had reported earlier that Valve had earlier put a warning up about the separate site, CSGO Lotto, telling users to "proceed with caution" in visiting, a volunteer mod named KillahInstinct has removed the block; his reasoning for the removal can be viewed below and also in the Counter Strike: Global Offensive reddit subforum.

Removal of CS:GO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive) lotto block

Neither Martin nor Cassell (owners of separate site, CSGO Lotto) have commented on PsiSyndicate's video at the time of writing this article.

Stay tuned to TechRaptor for developing information on the CS:GO Lotto scandal, as well as any further information on the situation surrounding PsiSyndicate.

What are your thoughts on the CS:GO scandal(s)?  Do you think PsiSyndicate did the right thing in coming forward and admitting to allegedly receiving rigged boxes?  Let us know in the comment section below.

Editor's Note: The Author's note above covers the changes that were made, and we have also adjusted the title and content of this article to reflect the correct information and issued a retraction on all social media channels. We’d like to apologize to all parties, as well as our readers, for the incorrect information we published.

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Brandon is a former TechRaptor Staff Writer, who primarily covered news and Tabletop - especially Magic the Gathering.