23rd May: The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has handed down a 12 month ban to Clash Royale player, Jimit Bhatt for account sharing, boosting and acquiring rank, rewards and qualification by deception.
Bhatt was playing in the ESL India Premiership 2019, which is a tournament subject to the ESIC Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption Code, when it was discovered that his game account was being used by multiple players at various times over the past month. Based on evidence provided by Supercell, the account has been logged into in more than 10 countries using over 30 different devices. In addition ESIC was provided with video evidence of Bhatt’s account being played whilst he was using other apps on his phone and chatting with people, which could not be done if he was playing the game.
It is impossible to tell precisely how many in-game rewards, qualifications, prizes or ranking points have been accumulated for Bhatt by other players playing his account, but there is no doubt that this happened and that it is in contravention of Supercell’s terms of service, ESL India Premiership Rules and the ESIC Code of Conduct.
Consequently, Bhatt is banned from all esports across all ESIC members and will only be eligible to enter any competition organised by an ESIC member company after 23rd May 2020.
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The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) was established in 2016 to take responsibility for disruption, prevention, investigation and prosecution of all forms of cheating in esports, including, but not limited to, match manipulation and doping.