Russian tournament organiser U Can Company (UCC) has announced it has become the latest member of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).
As a member of ESIC, UCC is now bound by the commission’s integrity program.
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The firm joins fellow tournament organisers BLAST Pro Series and WePlay Esports in a bid to assist in the prevention of match-fixing and corruption in the esports industry.
Andrei Mikheev, Co-Founder of UCC, spoke on joining the commission: “UCC is glad to have joined ESIC as a member and will continue to host its esports tournaments based on the principles of fair sports competition. UCC is committed to honouring ESIC’s Integrity Program and sanctions and will offer its support to ESIC whenever possible.”
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The topic of integrity in esports has been a hot topic over the past few months. In September, ESIC launched an investigation into a Counter Strike spectator bug which led to the bans and suspensions of 37 guilty parties.
Commenting on UCC joining Ian Smith, ESIC Commissioner, stated: “We are happy to see that UCC has officially become a member of ESIC. UCC’s membership represents its desire to professionalise and join other members of the esports industry in observing ESIC’s Integrity Program. In doing so, UCC joins the broader fight against bad actors posing threats to competitive integrity in the industry.”
Esports Insider says: With increased attention on the esports industry due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s good to see more industry members joining ESIC to continue improving integrity standards of esports.ESI Podcasts | Digest, Focus, Insight