The ESIC (Esports Integrity Coalition) has welcomed three new members to the organisation as they seek to establish themselves as “a truly global organisation dedicated to combating corruption and cheating in esports.”
Dubai-based digital esports platform GEEM is the first, with the platform positioned to provide daily competitions to the largely untapped community in the Middle East.
GEEM Founder, Charles Wright stated: “One of our first moves after curating GEEM, before we had even launched our platform or hosted a tournament, was to join ESIC. We have a staunch outlook on creating a credible and safe environment for esports growth in the MENA Region. As we pivot and scale the platform, ESIC’s mission will remain at the core of all our offerings. The Middle East region is one to watch out for!”
UMG have also joined the fray. UMG is a tournament organiser with a history of hosting both online and LAN events in multiple esports titles.
UMG CEO, Dave Antony said of the news: “All of us at UMG believe in having the highest level of standards for ourselves, our products, and our gaming community. Joining the ESIC solidifies our commitment to our community and partners that we are making every effort to keep our gaming space fair and safe for all gamers everywhere, online and at live events.”
The final new member is LVP, the dominant Spanish tournament organiser who operate in a variety of titles and are continually finding ways to develop the esports scene in Spain and some South American countries.
Sergi Mesonero, Head of Institutional Relations, LVP, noted: “The LVP enters the Esports Integrity Coalition with great pride and a greater sense of responsibility. As the engine that has powered the Spanish esports ecosystem since 2011, at the LVP we aim for competitions 100% free of manipulation and fraud, true to the values that have governed us from the very beginning: sportsmanship and fair play.”
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.”
This comes shortly after esportsbetting.com joined ESIC last week – it would appear growth is at the forefront of ESIC’s targets right now.
Esports Insider says: It’s good to see ESIC bringing in such global members, such as GEEM from the Middle East, to the organisation, it sends a great message to both supporters of what ESIC is doing and fans of the new members who can now trust that business will be handled ethically and with integrity. This is another step in the right direction as ESIC looks to become more of a global force.