Hey, guys. Welcome to CS:GO community. Valve stops orders to more than 21 different gambling sites for using their Steam accounts for commercial purposes, including one Dota2 site. However, this violates the terms of the alleged offenders' Steam Subscriber Agreements.
The guilty websites was tweeted out by esports person Wykrhm Reddy last night, and appeared to be corroborated hours later by one of the sites listed—CSGOBig—who attached Valve’s formal complaint. The letter is signed by Valve’s general councel Karl Quackenbush:
“We are aware that you are operating one of the gambling sites listed below. You are using Steam accounts to conduct this business. Your use of Steam is subject to the terms of the Steam Subscriber Agreement ("SSA"). Under the SSA Steam and Steam services are licensed for personal, non-commercial use only.
“Your commercial use of Steam accounts is unlicensed and in violation of the SSA. You should immediately cease and desist further use of your Steam accounts for any commercial purpose. If you fail to do this within ten (10) days Valve will pursue all available remedies including without limitation terminating your accounts.”
To response the letter, CSGOBig suggests it is only “shutting down temporarily” and that it’ll “come back soon." The wording of Valve’s pretty explicit order, though, might suggest otherwise. I