NEWS & PRESS

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.