ESIC enters integrity partnership with International Olympic Committee

The agreement will see both parties aim to tackle corruption and misconduct in esports competitions moving forward
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The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has partnered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in a new effort to fight against “corruption and other misconduct in esports”.

Both organisations will work together to share information, expertise and best practices as they look to tackle corruption in the sport.

Specifically, ESIC will work closely with the IOC’s Olympic Movement Unit for the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions (OM Unit PMC).  

ESIC will function as a specialist advisor to the Olympic bodies, with the group’s CEO, Stephen Hanna, praising the partnership as a “significant milestone”.

Hanna said: “We are looking forward to working with the IOC to support its ambitious esports initiatives.

“This collaboration further validates the critical nature of ESIC’s mission and provides the industry with further assurance that ESIC’s work is meeting the evolving challenges to competitive integrity in esports.” 

In tandem with European football’s governing body UEFA, the IOC recently highlighted the need for awareness around sporting competitions ahead of a busy summer of sport.  

On the collaboration with ESIC, Friedrich Martens, head of the OM Unit PMC, commented: “We are very happy about this letter of collaboration formalising the long-standing communication between ESIC and the OM Unit PMC, particularly as esports is a developing area.

“Thus, we count on the support of ESIC for safeguarding the integrity and credibility of the esports competitions of the Olympic Movement, specifically to also further understand relevant risks and develop all right measures to mitigate them,” he added.

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