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.

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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.

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