This is the only way SDS is going to get the message that cheating by their favored players is not acceptable. If anything a partner like Koogs should be held to an even higher standard than “normal” players, as he is effectively representing SDS and has been made a face of the game. Since any other “normal” player would have been banned had they been caught win boosting it seems only appropriate that the same punishment should apply here, plus (obviously) the removal of partner status. I can say quite firmly, that I will not be buying any more stubs until I find out if SDS responded in an appropriate manner to this admitted cheating.
I generally agree with the posters saying people shouldn't be overly concerned that some people with influence are getting favorable treatment. It's simply what it is and there's not much we can do about it. That said, it's pretty terrible that SDS is/was actively trying to cover for these guys by muting users that commented on it and calling it a witch hunt. There are plenty of good people in this community that would do well as sony partners, maybe they should get rid of the cheating clowns(i believe I've seen on here that one of them makes openly racist comments as well) and pick some new people to be partners. Just a suggestion, frankly I don't care who their partners are as I don't watch them stream or pay any attention to them.
Frankly, the best way to combat this if you don't care for these streamers is to stop following/watching their channels. Boycotting stubs or the game will never work, but if you boycott their channels...that could potentially work and it'll hit their wallet eventually.