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The E-sports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) launched in the UK this week, a non-profit industry body with one dedicated mission: keeping E-sports clean.
ESIC said it aims to become recognized ‘the guardian of the integrity of E-Sports,’ with a particular emphasis on cheating, match-fixing and gray market gambling in competitive video gaming.
‘The Coalition will take responsibility for several types of the process, including drawing up rules, investigating breaches and then prosecuting people who flout them, while also trying to prevent such instances arising in the place that is first’ explained ESIC in a news release.
‘To this end, ESIC is working together with key stakeholders into the E-Sports community, from developers, publishers and players to broadcasters, wagering associations and league owners, to generate a vision that is unified what the rules should be, and exactly how they must certanly be implemented.’
The development of the group is timely. As we reported yesterday, E-Sports finds itself in the middle of another scandal, as two prominent YouTubers are accused of failing continually to disclose the ownership of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins gambling site that they regularly promoted to their millions of viewers.
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