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June 05, 2024

The International Olympic Committee and the Esports Integrity Commission Announce Historic Collaboration

 LONDON, United Kingdom – The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and in particular the IOC’s Olympic Movement Unit for the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC), proudly announce a historic letter of collaboration which will see the organisations work together and exchange information, expertise and best practices to combat corruption and other misconduct in esports. 

The IOC’s OM Unit PMC, known for its commitment to safeguarding sports from corruption, will work closely with ESIC, the global industry body recognised for its standards on integrity in esports, across several key areas. The collaboration will involve the sharing of information and insights relating to esports integrity, and the development and implementation of strategies, initiatives and programs aimed at enhancing the integrity of esports. ESIC will also function as a specialist advisory body to the IOC and OM Unit PMC, providing guidance on esports related matters. 

Friedrich Martens, Head of the OM Unit PMC at the IOC commented: “With numerous IFs organising esports competitions and the IOC planning to organise relevant competitions as well, we need to ensure that we have all the information and intelligence available to make sure that these competitions are free of manipulations or related breaches. Therefore we are very happy about this letter of collaboration formalising the long-standing communication between ESIC and the OM Unit PMC, particularly as esports is a developing area. Thus, we count on the support of ESIC for safeguarding the integrity and credibility of the esports competitions of the Olympic Movement, specifically to also further understand relevant risks and develop all right measures to mitigate them. 

Stephen Hanna, Chief Executive Officer of ESIC expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating: “This collaboration with the IOC and the OM Unit PMC denotes a significant milestone for the global esports industry and is a testament to the IOC’s engagement with the industry in the development of its esports strategy. We are looking forward to working with the IOC to support its ambitious esports initiatives. This collaboration further validates the critical nature of ESIC’s mission and provides the industry with further assurance that ESIC’s work is meeting the evolving challenges to competitive integrity in esports.” 

About ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission) 

ESIC is the recognised guardian of the integrity of esports and works to disrupt, prevent, investigate, and prosecute all forms of cheating and malpractice in esports. Its overarching objective is to protect youth, promote industry investment, and safeguard the sporting integrity of esports. By addressing issues such as cheating, match-fixing, and doping, ESIC works to ensure fair play and integrity across all esports competitions. It collaborates with publishers, tournament organisers, and other stakeholders to establish unified standards for competition integrity, fostering a safe and equitable environment for all participants in the global video games and esports ecosystem. 

About IOC (International Olympic Committee) and OM Unit PMC 

The International Olympic Committee is the guardian of the Olympic Games and the leader of the Olympic Movement. A truly global organisation, it acts as a catalyst for collaboration between all Olympic stakeholders, including the athletes, the National Olympic Committees, the International Federations, Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, the Worldwide Olympic Partners and Media Rights-Holders. It also collaborates with public and private authorities including the United Nations and other international organisations. In 2017, on the recommendation of the International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI), the IOC created the Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC). The Unit has established model rules, a robust awareness raising campaign, and an intelligence system for the entire Olympic Movement. The OM Unit PMC supports International Sports Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), multi-sports event organisers and other sports organisations in their efforts to protect the integrity of sport. It has also entered into partnerships with other stakeholders and supports various initiatives of intergovernmental organisations. 

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May 14, 2024

Kambi and Abios Join ESIC as Anti-Corruption Supporters

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is pleased to announce Kambi and Abios, its esports data subsidiary, as new ESIC Anti-Corruption Supporters. This partnership signals  the alignment of Kambi’s longstanding commitment to corporate probity and sports integrity with ESIC’s ongoing battle against match-fixing and corruption in esports. 

Kambi and Abios join a distinguished class of other Anti-Corruption Supporter stakeholders who have  historically worked with ESIC to ensure that attacks against the competitive integrity of esports competition  are appropriately reported and dealt with. Anti-Corruption Supporters assist ESIC in investigating  suspicious betting activity, supporting ESIC’s broader mission to combat cheating and betting fraud in the  esports industry. Kambi and Abios’ entrance into the Anti-Corruption Supporter class will see the entities  actively work with ESIC to assist in ESIC’s mission to disrupt, prevent, investigate and prosecute all  attempts to compromise competitive integrity in esport competition. 

Abios’ Managing Director and Founder, Anton Janér commented: 

“Our mission at Abios has always been to enable the sustainable growth of esports. As such, we’re incredibly excited to join ESIC in their mission to future-proof esports through combatting match-fixing and other integrity-related malpractices. Fair play is a crucial component in ensuring the viability of esports as a long-term community and investment and we hope to be able to support the industry together with ESIC  going forward.” 

Stephen Hanna, ESIC’s Chief Executive Officer commented: 

“We are pleased to welcome Kambi and Abios as Anti-Corruption Supporters. Kambi and Abios are well  trusted and recognised operators in their respective industries, and their entrance into the Anti-Corruption Supporter class of ESIC membership emphasises their shared commitment to upholding the highest  standards of integrity and fair play within the esports industry.” 

About Kambi 

Kambi is a provider of premium sports betting services to licensed B2C gaming operators. Its services  encompass a broad offering from front end user interface through to odds compiling, customer intelligence  and risk management, built on an in-house developed software platform. Kambi’s 40-plus customers  include ATG, Bally’s Corporation, Corredor Empresarial, Kindred Group, LeoVegas, LiveScore, Rush  Street Interactive and Svenska Spel. Kambi employs more than 1,000 staff across offices in Malta  (headquarters), Australia, Denmark, Philippines, Romania, Sweden, the UK and the United States. 

For more information about Kambi, please visit https://www.kambi.com/ 

About Abios 

Abios facilitates the growth of a sustainable esports ecosystem by fueling enterprises and ambitious  startups with the tools and data needed to build esports projects at scale. With more than 10 years of  experience in esports, Abios provides historical and stream-live data from popular esports titles, such as  Counter-Strike, League of Legends, VALORANT and Dota 2, to sportsbooks, search engines, esports  teams, and others. As part of Kambi Group PLC, Abios provides data-driven odds and widgets to the  regulated betting industry. Using proprietary modelling and innovative product features, Abios is taking  esports betting to the next level. 

For more information about Abios, please visit https://abiosgaming.com/ 

About ESIC 

ESIC is the recognised guardian of the integrity of esports and works to for disrupt, prevent, investigate, and prosecute of all forms of cheating and malpractice in esports, including, but not limited to, match  manipulation and doping with the overarching objective of protecting youth, promoting industry investment  and safeguarding sporting integrity in esports. 

Learn more about ESIC at https://www.esic.gg 

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April 30, 2024

ESIC Announces Establishment of Global Esports Industry Advisory Board

 The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is pleased to announce the establishment of its Global Esports Industry Advisory Board, designed to enhance integrity and ethical practices across the esports landscape. The Advisory Board will serve a pivotal role by providing expert advice to ESIC’s Chief Executive Officer on a range of critical industry issues. 

The primary function of the Advisory Board is to create a robust framework for integrity and fairness, setting a global benchmark for ethical conduct and fair competition in esports. The board will offer strategic insights, help shape policies governing fair play, liaise with key industry stakeholders, and act as ambassadors advocating for ethical practices. 

ESIC has appointed two highly esteemed members to inaugurate this board: 

  • David Neichel, Senior Vice President of Public & International Affairs at ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), joins the Advisory Board with over fifteen years of experience in the video games industry, including significant roles at Activision-Blizzard and Electronic Arts. David’s profound impact on international and public affairs initiatives makes him an invaluable addition to the board. 
  • Robbie Douek, CEO of BLAST, also joins the Advisory Board, bringing a wealth of experience from his roles at Google and Disney, along with his leadership through major acquisitions. Robbie is celebrated for his strategic leadership and his instrumental role in elevating esports to a significant global entertainment platform. 

The formation of the Advisory Board is an engagement that underscores the commitment of its members to upholding and promoting the highest standards of integrity within the esports industry. The board will meet as required to address strategic challenges and ensure that ESIC’s initiatives effectively meet current and future industry needs. 

“Both David and Robbie bring a remarkable depth of knowledge and a passion for advancing the integrity of esports,” said Stephen Hanna, CEO of ESIC. “Their expertise will be crucial as we navigate the evolving landscape of esports and strive to maintain the integrity that our industry expects and deserves.” 

Robbie Douek, CEO at BLAST, said: “I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to support the Global Esports Industry Advisory Board and ESIC in their ambition to create the best and fairest environment possible for players, teams and fans.” 

David Neichel, Senior Vice President of Public & International Affairs at ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) also commented: “It is a true honour to join the Global Esports Industry Advisory Board and support ESIC’s successful journey. Fairplay and integrity are at the core of esports. We owe it to the players and to the fans and for a better endemic industry governance” 

About ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission) 

ESIC is the recognized guardian of the integrity of esports and works to disrupt, prevent, investigate, and prosecute all forms of cheating and malpractice in esports. Its overarching objective is to protect youth, promote industry investment, and safeguard the sporting integrity of esports. 

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April 18, 2024

ESIC Launches the FairPlay Academy: A Milestone in Esports Education for Integrity and Ethics

LONDON, United Kingdom – The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is proud to announce the launch of the FairPlay Academy, a pioneering online learning platform dedicated to the delivery of critical educational programs to esports participants and stakeholders.

At the heart of the FairPlay Academy’s mission is a commitment to make crucial educational resources accessible to all stakeholders of the global esports industry. This initiative is grounded in the belief that knowledge is the key to fostering a culture of integrity among players, coaches, organizers, and fans alike. By providing an extensive range of complimentary tutorials, FairPlay Academy aims to equip individuals with the insights and understanding necessary to uphold the highest standards of conduct and fair play.

The platform’s inaugural offering, the ESIC Anti-Corruption Tutorial, is set to go live on April 17, 2024. The tutorial is designed to confront the challenges of corruption head-on, educating participants about the crucial expectations ESIC holds for those competing in esports, and their obligations to the industry. Through engaging, self-paced learning modules, the tutorial delves into the complexities of corruption, including match-fixing and betting fraud. Participants will emerge with a foundational understanding of anti-corruption measures and practical strategies to mitigate these threats.

The FairPlay Academy is poised to become a dynamic hub for educational content, with plans to continuously expand its library of tutorials. Future offerings will delve into a wide array of topics crucial to the global esports ecosystem, from anti-doping and responsible gaming to professional conduct and conflict of interest management. Each tutorial constructed to ensure relevance and value to esports participants, ensuring that they are well-equipped to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the competitive gaming landscape.

Stephen Hanna, Chief Executive Officer of ESIC, emphasizes the significance of this launch: “The introduction of the FairPlay Academy marks another step forward in our ongoing efforts to champion integrity within esports. With the Anti-Corruption Tutorial leading the way, we are laying the foundation for a comprehensive educational framework that will empower stakeholders across the global esports industry.”

For more information about FairPlay Academy and the Anti-Corruption Tutorial, visit https://www.fairplay.esic.gg or click the link under our “Programs” menu.

About ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission)

 ESIC is the recognized guardian of the integrity of esports and works to disrupt, prevent, investigate, and prosecute all forms of cheating and malpractice in esports. Its overarching objective is to protect youth, promote industry investment, and safeguard the sporting integrity of esports.

 About FairPlay Academy

 FairPlay Academy is an innovative online platform operated by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) aimed at promoting integrity and ethical practices within the esports industry. Through its comprehensive tutorials, FairPlay Academy empowers individuals across the esports ecosystem with the knowledge and tools necessary to foster a fair, transparent, and competitive gaming environment.

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March 04, 2024

World Intellectual Property Organization and Esports Integrity Commission Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration

LONDON, United Kingdom – The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, and the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) are thrilled to announce a landmark collaboration aimed at enhancing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms within the global esports and video games industries. This partnership symbolises a pioneering step towards providing the necessary, fit-for-purpose infrastructure suited to addressing and mitigating disputes in these rapidly growing industries.

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, renowned for its leadership in intellectual property (IP) dispute resolution, will work alongside ESIC, the standard-bearer for integrity in esports, to enhance and implement state-of-the-art ADR mechanisms to resolve disputes in video games and esports with expertise and fairness.

The collaboration will focus on several key areas, including joint awareness-raising activities, identifying, and training specialised neutral dispute resolution experts for video games and esports disputes, and more. Both organisations will share their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields to support and guide the collaboration with the aim of optimising the efficiency and just resolution of esports and video games disputes.

“At WIPO, we recognize the growing importance of ADR mechanisms in emerging sectors like videogames and esports. Our collaboration with ESIC signifies a commitment to providing the necessary infrastructure for fair and efficient dispute resolution within the video game industry and esports community”, said Mr. Marco M. Alemán, Assistant Director General, who is leading the IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector at WIPO.

Stephen Hanna, Chief Executive Officer of ESIC, added, “This collaboration with WIPO marks the start of an unprecedented program of work for the global esports and video games industries. We are looking forward to collaborating to build new standards for integrity, dispute resolution, and IP protection in esports and video games. This initiative is a monumental step forward, reflective of our commitment to innovation and the long-term health of the global ecosystem.”

 

About ESIC (Esports Integrity Commission)

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is a global organisation dedicated to maintaining the integrity of esports. By addressing issues such as cheating, match-fixing, and doping, ESIC works to ensure fair play and integrity across all esports competitions. It collaborates with publishers, tournament organisers, and other stakeholders to establish unified standards for competition integrity, fostering a safe and equitable environment for all participants in the global video games and esports ecosystem.

About WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) serves as the global forum for IP services, policy, information, and cooperation. It operates as a self-funding agency of the United Nations, boasting 193 member states. Its mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center offers ADR options, such as mediation and arbitration, to enable private parties to efficiently settle their domestic or cross-border commercial disputes. The WIPO Center is international and specialized in IP and technology disputes.

 

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Press contacts:

Esports Integrity Commission: press@esic.gg

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center: arbiter.mail@wipo.int

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November 14, 2023

ESIC Welcomes PrizePicks as the First Fantasy Sports Operator Anti-Corruption Supporter

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) is pleased to announce PrizePicks’ entry into ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Supporter membership. PrizePicks is the first fantasy sports platform to take a firm stance against corruption in the esports industry by working with ESIC to disrupt, prevent, investigate and prosecute all attempts to compromise competitive integrity in esport competition. This partnership marks another milestone in ESIC’s ongoing mission to safeguard the integrity of esports and protect the interests of all its stakeholders.

By becoming the first fantasy sports platform to step forward as an Anti-Corruption Supporter, PrizePicks is establishing a new benchmark for the entire fantasy sports industry. ESIC commends PrizePicks’ unwavering commitment to promoting integrity and transparency in esports and their profound dedication to ensuring a secure and equitable platform for players and fans alike.

The membership emphasises PrizePicks’ shared commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and fair play within the esports industry. PrizePicks joins a distinguished class of other Anti-Corruption Supporter stakeholders who have historically worked with ESIC to ensure that attacks against the competitive integrity of esports competition are appropriately reported and dealt with.

Ian Smith, ESIC’s Commissioner, commented:

“We are proud to welcome PrizePicks as an esteemed Anti-Corruption Supporter, and we commend them for being pioneers in the fantasy sports industry to stand against corruption in esports. Together, we are taking a proactive approach in nurturing a culture of integrity and transparency, as we work hand in hand to create a safe and rewarding environment for everyone in the esports industry.”

Adam Wexler, PrizePick’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“PrizePicks has always been committed to the development and growth of esports. We firmly believe in cultivating a fair and safe environment to ensure the continued success of esports as a competitive domain. Collaborating with ESIC aligns with our vision, and we are eager to play a proactive role in promoting integrity within the esports community.”

About ESIC

ESIC is the recognized guardian of the integrity of esports and works to for disrupt, prevent, investigate, and prosecute of all forms of cheating and malpractice in esports, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping with the overarching objective of protecting youth, promoting industry investment and safeguarding sporting integrity in esports.

Learn more about ESIC at https://www.esic.gg

About PrizePicks

 PrizePicks is the largest skill-based fantasy sports operator and the fastest-growing sports company in North America according to the 2023 Inc. 5000 rankings. The company was recognized as the Fantasy Sports Business of the Year by the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association and as the Fantasy/DFS Operator of the Year by EGR North America. With current team and league partnerships including NASCAR, Atlanta Braves, Big3, Atlanta United and North Carolina Courage, PrizePicks is a fun, fast and simple version of daily fantasy sports, covering a wide variety of sports leagues from the NFL and NBA to esports titles League of Legends & Counter-Strike. Founded and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the PrizePicks workforce has grown to over 300 in the past year, with the company recently being recognized as a Top Workplace by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. For more information, visit www.prizepicks.com.

Learn more about PrizePicks at https://www.prizepicks.com/

 

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July 17, 2023

The European Esports Federation becomes a member of the Esports Integrity Commission

The European Esports Federation (EEF) has become a member of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). EEF guarantees that it will follow the ESIC codes and ensures that all future competitions to be organized or licensed by the EEF will comply with ESIC’s anti-corruption and anti-doping codes, with the players and managers being required to abide by ESIC’s code of conduct.

“This collaboration will give us a chance to further develop the regulations of the competitions which benefits both the national federations and its players. It’s a step towards strengthening the esports ecosystem and increasing the professionalism and competitive integrity of the upcoming European Championships”, says Tiago Fernandes, President of the European Esports Federation.

This foresees fair and transparent competitions, where integrity and fair competition is ubiquitous, as well as true sportsmanship. A pivotal point in the development of the Esports industry is the protection of the community and its supporters. Esports world should be striving to create a save and fair environment where diversity is cherished, and everyone has a chance because we are here to distribute to them. Esports is more than just business and organization, it is a way of life.

Stephen Hanna, Director of Global Strategy and Partnerships at the Esports Integrity Commission said: “We are delighted to welcome the European Esports Federation as a federation member of the Esports Integrity Commission. This collaboration not only strengthens our joint commitment to promoting transparency, fair play, and competitive integrity across the global esports industry. By adhering to the ESIC Integrity Program and implementing our anti-corruption and anti-doping measures, the EEF showcases its dedication to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in esports. We are looking forward to working together to create a safer and fairer environment for all stakeholders and to foster the growth and success of esports in Europe and beyond.”

The European Esports Federation (EEF) was established in February 2020 in Brussels and since then it aims to present a unifying vision for Esports in Europe to unite and align all key stakeholders of Esports with specific attention to the underlying values of the European communities. The mentioned values are the following: transparency, fair play, sportsmanship, human values, and inclusiveness, out of which, most are aligned with ESIC’s vision.

The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) a non-profit association founded in 2016 with a goal to be the recognized guardian of the integrity of esports and to take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution of all forms of cheating, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping.

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July 01, 2023

Victoria Police and Esports integrity commission collaborate in fight against match-fixing

A new agreement will provide police with real-time information alerts from across the world to target suspicious betting activity and deter betting-related match-fixing in esports.

The Letter of Arrangement was signed between Victoria Police and esports integrity body the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) in February this year.

It will allow Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit (SIIU) to receive real-time betting alerts from ESIC on esports events should any matches exhibit suspicious betting activity, ensuring detectives can commence an investigation as soon as possible where required.

ESIC is a not-for-profit organisation whose members include government bodies, national esports federations and tournament operators from around the world.

The organisation was established in 2015 with the specific aim of disrupting, preventing and prosecuting all forms of cheating in esports, including match manipulation and doping.

Victoria Police’s SIIU conducted the first Australian law enforcement investigation into match-fixing in esports in 2019.

Five men were charged with a range of offences including engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome and using corrupt conduct information for betting purposes.

The offences are subject to maximum penalties of 10 years’ imprisonment.

Victoria Police treats match-fixing in esports as seriously as it does traditional sport.

The 2013 amendment to the Victorian Crimes Act introduced four criminal offences directly related to corrupting the betting outcome of an event. These offences do not specify the type of sporting event, but instead refer to the corruption of a betting outcome. As such, any corruption of the betting outcome of an esports event is covered by the legislation.

Anyone with information about illegal activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Quotes attributable to Assistant Commissioner Chris Gilbert – Intelligence and Covert Support Command:

“Sports gambling and esports are global industries and the international aspect can make match-fixing investigations extremely complex.

“This Letter of Arrangement will see ESIC sharing real-time suspicious betting alerts – particularly from offshore wagering operators – with our detectives, allowing for investigations into suspected match-fixing to commence almost immediately.

“Unfortunately, given the demographic of esports, players can be potentially more vulnerable targets than players involved in traditional sports.

“They are often young adults who could be more susceptible to corrupt approaches by criminal entities due to minimal prizemoney and a lack of focus on integrity and education by game developers.

“Victoria Police will continue to target the infiltration of esports by any potential offenders – including by organised crime syndicates.

“Alongside this agreement with ESIC, we’ve developed strong relationships with a number of esports stakeholders and wagering operators, and we’ll continue to work together to target any suspicious activity.

“It’s important that people understand these are significant criminal offences with substantial penalties and we will take any reports of suspicious activity seriously.”

Quotes attributable to Stephen Hanna, Director of Global Strategy at the Esports Integrity Commission:

“Collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the Esports Integrity Commission is essential to ensuring a fair and safe environment for esports competitors and fans. We commend Victoria Police’s proactive and engaged approach to working with ESIC to prevent and deter match-fixing in esports.

“Esports is a global industry that requires a global response to maintain integrity. By working together with law enforcement agencies, like Victoria Police, we can better identify and investigate suspicious betting activity and protect the integrity of esports competitions.

“This Letter of Arrangement signifies the Esports Integrity Commission and Victoria Police’s alignment on the importance of disrupting, preventing, and prosecuting match-fixing in esports. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Victoria Police and other law enforcement agencies around the world to safeguard the future of esports.”

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February 10, 2023

GG.BET Enters 3 Year Anti-Corruption Education Partnership With ESIC

The Esports Integrity Commission is proud to announce a three-year partnership with GG.BET as its Anti-Corruption Education Partner. The partnership was unveiled at ESIC’s Global Esports Summit on 9 February 2023 and represents a major step forward in promoting integrity and preventing corruption in esports.

As part of this partnership, GG.BET will support ESIC in producing its Anti-Corruption Tutorial, which aims to educate players and stakeholders about ethical behaviour in the esports industry. The tutorial will provide a valuable resource for the industry, helping to foster a culture of integrity and transparency.

GG.BET has also expanded its Anti-Corruption Support partnership with ESIC by becoming a Tier 1 Anti-Corruption Supporter. This further reinforces GG.BET’s commitment to creating a fair and secure environment for players and stakeholders in the esports industry.

“Over the past few years, GG.BET has invested a significant amount of effort into the development of esports. We have worked closely with teams and have seen the relevance of creating a safe and fair environment to ensure healthy competition in esports,” said Dmytro Voshkarin, CEO GG.BET. ” We are pleased to be working with ESIC, a partner with whom we share a common passion for bringing integrity to esports, and we believe this tutorial will be helpful in achieving this goal.”

ESIC’s Director of Global Strategy and Partnerships, Stephen Hanna, commented, “Partnerships like this one with GG.BET are critical to our mission of promoting integrity and preventing corruption in esports. We’re grateful for their support and look forward to working together over the next three years to create a stronger, safer esports industry for all.”

The importance of anti-corruption education in esports cannot be overstated. It helps to build a culture of accountability and transparency and ensures that players and stakeholders understand the consequences of unethical behaviour. With this partnership, GG.BET is taking a leading role in promoting anti-corruption education and creating a better future for the esports industry.

 

About GG.BET

GG.BET is an international esports betting company, which was founded in 2016. The company has a brand presence in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

GG.BET plays an active role in the development of esports by supporting international tournaments, sponsoring streams and creating esports content with well-known experts, casters and influencers. It has also partnered with NAVI and Team Vitality CS:GO.

Discover the best esports betting experience on https://gg.bet/

 

About ESIC

ESIC is the recognized guardian of the integrity of esports and works to for disrupt, prevent, investigate, and prosecute of all forms of cheating and malpractice in esports, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping with the overarching objective of protecting youth, promoting industry investment and safeguarding sporting integrity in esports.

Learn more about ESIC at https://www.esic.gg

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February 08, 2023

Denuvo by Irdeto Joins ESIC as First Anti-Cheat Partner

ESIC has announced its first ever Anti-Cheat Partnership with global games protection and anti-piracy technology provider, Denuvo by Irdeto. This partnership signals a new appetite for both organisations who will collaborate to develop a sophisticated approach to fighting cheating and match manipulation in esports. With the establishment of this partnership, Denuvo and ESIC will work together to develop a framework to implement anti-cheat technology within the esports industry. As an anti-cheat partner, Denuvo will provide ESIC with Denuvo Anti-Cheat software as well as periodic reports gauging particular data metrics related to integrity and industry risk. This will help the parties to gain insights to the industry pain points and promote fair play in esports. Denuvo will also support ESIC in its continued delivery of best practice standards and integrity frameworks for the broader esports industry.

As an anti-cheat partner, Denuvo will provide ESIC with access to its software capabilities for ESIC’s utilisation in anti-cheat applications. Denuvo will also collaborate with ESIC to publish periodic reports gauging particular data metrics related to integrity and industry risk.

 

Stephen Hanna, ESIC’s Director of Global Strategy and Partnerships, commented:

“ESIC is proud to announce this new partnership category targeted at strengthening the role of anti-cheat providers in the maintenance of competitive integrity within the esports industry. As a distinguished partner to the games industry, Denuvo is well poised as our first anti-cheat partner to work with us in finding and executing upon more sophisticated applications for anti-cheat technology to tournament operation.”

 

Steeve Huin, Chief Operating Officer Video Games Security for Irdeto said:

“We are proud to partner with ESIC to fight piracy and cheating on the fast-growing esports segment. As gamers ourselves, we at Denuvo are dedicated to bringing fairness and fun back to online gaming and are therefore thrilled to ensure the same fair game opportunities will be available for the players of esports.”

 

About ESIC

ESIC is the recognized guardian of the integrity of esports and works to for disrupt, prevent, investigate, and prosecute of all forms of cheating and malpractice in esports, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping with the overarching objective of protecting youth, promoting industry investment and safeguarding sporting integrity in esports.

Learn more about ESIC at https://www.esic.gg

About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform cybersecurity, empowering businesses to innovate for a secure, connected future. Building on over 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s services and solutions protect revenue, enable growth and fight cybercrime in video entertainment, video games, and connected industries, including transport, health and infrastructure. With teams around the world, Irdeto’s greatest asset is its people and diversity is celebrated through an inclusive workplace, where everyone has an equal opportunity to drive innovation and support Irdeto’s success. Irdeto is the preferred security partner to empower a secure world where people can connect with confidence.

Denuvo is part of Irdeto.

For more information about, visit  https://irdeto.com/denuvo/.