ESIC launches esports integrity education platform

19 April 2024

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ESIC launches FairPlay Academy
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The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has launched online learning platform FairPlay Academy.

The initiative aims to foster integrity and fair play within esports by providing educational programmes to players, coaches, organisers and fans.

The platform’s first programme, the ESIC Anti-Corruption Tutorial, has already launched. Created to teach stakeholders about corruption as well as mitigating strategies, the programme features self-paced learning modules about match-fixing, betting and fraud.

A press release outlined that FairPlay Acadamy aims to become a ‘dynamic hub for educational content’ with a continuously growing selection of tutorials, addressing issues such as anti-doping, responsible gaming, professional conduct and conflict of interest management.

Since its foundation in 2016, ESIC has pursued its mission to reduce corruption and improve integrity in the esports industry. The organisation has various notable members and supporters, including Esports Charts, ESL, and Intel. ESIC has also issued bans for violations of its integrity policy to players, coaches and teams.

Throughout 2023, ESIC expanded its potential reach by partnering with GG.Bet and Australia’s Victoria Police. Moreover, anti-piracy technology provider Denuvo by Irdeto became the organisation’s first anti-cheat partner.

This year, ESIC teamed up with the World Intellectual Property Organization to develop strategies to resolve conflicts that arise within the esports and gaming industries.

Stephen Hanna, Chief Executive Officer of ESIC, commented on the newly-established FairPlay Academy: “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.”

Lea Maas
Lea is a business student with too many passions and too little time. In addition to missing her shots in Valorant, she spends her free time advocating for mental health awareness and fostering inclusive esports communities.