Lee Seung Hyun, a former starcraft ii world champion, who had been arrested for match-fixing earlier in the day this 12 months.
The E-sports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) launched in the UK this week, a non-profit industry body with one dedicated mission: keeping E-sports clean.
ESIC said it aims to become recognized ‘the guardian of the integrity of E-Sports,’ with an emphasis that is particular cheating, match-fixing and grey market gambling in competitive video gaming.
‘The Coalition will need duty for all types of the process, including drawing up rules, investigating breaches and then prosecuting those that flout them, while also trying to prevent such instances arising within the first place,’ explained ESIC in a pr release.
‘To this end, ESIC is working with key stakeholders within the E-Sports community, from developers, publishers and players to broadcasters, betting associations and league owners, to create a vision that is unified what the rules should be, and exactly how they should really be implemented.’
The development for the group is prompt. In the midst of another scandal, as two prominent YouTubers are accused of failing to disclose the ownership of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skins gambling site that they regularly promoted to their millions of viewers as we reported yesterday, E-Sports finds itself.
CS: GO gambling sites themselves have now been criticized (more…)