UCC, ESIC & SPORTRADAR COMBINE TO SECURE 2 YEAR BANS FOR ESPORT MATCHFIXING

Leonid “Sonic” Kuzmenkov and Dmitri “Ax.Mo” Morozov of Dota 2 team Dx have received 2 year bans each from future Uprise Champions Cup (UCC) tournaments following an investigation into their recent match against Yellow Submarine. Following concerns and rumours around a Dota 2 match played in the World Cyber Arena (WCA) European Qualifiers for the[…]

ESIC LIFTS PROVISIONAL SUSPENSION OF REASON GAMING

The esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) today lifted the provisional suspension from ESIC Member competition that had been imposed to allow for investigation of allegations of match-manipulation in the ESL Premiership. Esports Integrity Commissioner Ian Smith said, “ESIC would not usually comment on investigations, but, in this case, unfortunately, details were put into the public domain[…]

ESIC BANS CHEATING PLAYER FOR TWO YEARS

The esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has banned Joao Paulo de Araujo (“Ecstasy”), a Crossfire player, from all esports for 2 years from 8 September 2017 to 10 September 2019. Mr de Araujo admitted that he cheated using a DDoS attack. As a result of his confession, the Integrity Commissioner was entitled, under the ESIC Code[…]

The Malta Gaming Authority Signs MoU with the Esports Integrity Coalition

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), in the interests of protecting and maintaining the integrity of esports and esports betting. The aim of this MoU is to foster cooperation between the two entities to avoid the manipulation of esports events and[…]

Esports Integrity Coalition Now Working With the Gambling Commission to Improve Esports Integrity

ESIC and the Gambling Commission have signed an information sharing Memorandum of Understating (MOU) that will see esports being considered alongside football, cricket and other mainstream sports in the detection and prevention of betting malpractice. The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. The Sports[…]

ESIC Bans Cheating Player for Two Years

The esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has banned Conner Huglin (zonC), formerly of team Armor Legion Gaming, from all esports for 2 years from 10 May 2017 to 9 May 2019. Conner admitted that he cheated using a cheat/exploit apparently undetectable by Valve Anti-Cheat during the Mettlestate Samsung Galaxy CS:GO Championship in May 2017. As a[…]