April 11, 2017

Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) Continues to Grow as it Welcomes Five New Members

The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) is proud to announce the addition of five new members to the organisation.

The new members help solidify ESIC as a truly global organisation dedicated to combating all forms of corruption and cheating in the world of esports. The new members are:

  • Esports Middle East (ESME) – the first and most advanced dedicated non-profit esports organization in the Middle East and North Africa. ESME translated the ESIC Code into Arabic and will be hosting integrity seminars in the region.
  • NODWIN Gaming – the first company in India to offer complete solutions for companies operating in the gaming and esports sector in India. NODWIN gaming is the emerging premier tournament organiser on the sub-continent with licenses from Valve, ESL, ESWC and others. They runs various properties such as the ESL India Premiership, The Mountain Dew – Dew Arena, the ESWC with Red Bull and The Best of the best series.
  • Mettlestate – a multi-gaming and esports organisation from South Africa and organiser of the first R1,000,000.00 CS:GO tournament.
  • ESP – The number one esports fantasy site on the internet and soon to be releasing their esports betting site.
  • FirstBlood – An esports platform that allows players to challenge each other and win rewards utilizing incorruptible blockchain technology.

Information of each of ESIC’s new members can be found on their websites reached by clicking on their logos on the ESIC website homepage:

Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said, “We are delighted to welcome all our new members to the Esports Integrity Coalition. Each one is doing something remarkable in their country or with exciting new technologies and we can’t wait to work with them to continue keeping the world of esports free from corruption, match manipulation, betting fraud and doping.

Mettlestate CEO, Barry “Anthrax” Louzada said, “As a new organisation the one thing we wanted to do was align ourselves with likeminded people and organisations with the same goal of trying to make esports better and safer for everyone. ESIC has been nothing but helpful in guiding us in ensuring that not only are we protected but the players are as well.

ESME CEO, Saeed Sharaf said, “We are proud to be a part of a cleaner, more organized future of Esports. Being a leading organizations for Esports in the region it’s our duty for the players to have the best anti cheating systems and rules to ensure everyone has an equal chance of winning provided they have the required skills to make it

Marco Cuesta, Co-Founder, FirstBlood, said, “ESIC is essential to secure healthy and sustainable growth in the esports industry. Standards must be established and maintained to ensure fair competitions and swift justice. This coalition is already facilitating communication amongst experienced organizations, regulators, and innovative start-ups to form sensible industry standards.”