Sports entertainment company Allied Esports has joined e-sports integrity body the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).
Allied Esports, an Allied Esports Entertainment Group subsidiary, will make sure that its tournaments abide by ESIC’s ethics, anti-corruption, player and anti-doping codes.
The operator’s first event to be subjected to these new conditions is the Vie.gg Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Legend Series, which started on August 31.
These codes include provisions that aim to fight against match fixing and block director of ESIC members, or anyone else who may have acquired “inside information,” from betting on esports. Furthermore, the provisions include a framework for the reporting of these offenses.
“We are very proud to join the exceptional esports organizations and tournament organizers who believe in the integral role that ESIC plays in the structure and regulation of our industry,” Jud Hannigan, Allied Sports CEO, said.
“From weekly community events to major international competitions, our players, sponsors and partners can be confident that we take fair play seriously and that we will continue to assist ESIC in the development and deployment of its best practices,” Hannigan added.
Ian Smit, ESIC Commissioner, explained that Allied’s decision to join ESIC came at the perfect time given the start of the Vie.gg Legend Series event.
‘We are so pleased to welcome Allied Esports into ESIC,” Smith said. “We have worked with the Allied team for a number of years, including the use of the company’s impressive HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, and the start of their Legend Series event and its wagering component, the timing of official membership was ideal,” he added.
“We look forward to ensuring that their tournament organization over the next two weeks and in the future is as safe and well-regulated as possible.”