Allied Esports joins Esports Integrity Commission
Allied Esports, which organises several esports competitions and operates esports arenas in the US, has joined esports integrity body the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).
Allied Esports, a subsidiary of the Allied Esports Entertainment Group which also operates the World Poker Tour, will ensure its tournaments comply with ESIC’s ethics, anti-corruption, player and anti-doping codes.
Its first event to be subject to these new conditions is the Vie.gg Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) Legend Series, which started yesterday (31 August).
These codes set out provisions to fight match fixing and block directors of ESIC members, or anyone else who may obtain “inside information”, from betting on esports. In addition, they include a framework for the reporting of these offences.
“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, CEO of Allied Esports, 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.”
ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith said the timing of Allied’s decision to join ESIC was perfect 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 with the start of their Legend Series event and its wagering component, the timing of official membership was ideal.
“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.”