Tag Archives: eSports Integrity Coalition
- ESIC bans two Dota 2 players for match fixing
October 17, 2017
The eSports Integrity Coalition has banned two Dota 2 players for match fixing after aligning with Sportradar and their Fraud Detection System. As a teenager I walked into a shop, picked up a Walkman, opened it, plugged it into my headphones and walked out without paying. I wouldn’t do it,...
- ESIC Commissioner talks to MEPs about esports match-fixing concerns
September 21, 2017
Esports Integrity Coalition Commissioner, Ian Smith, talks to Members of the European Parliament about his concerns relating to match-fixing in esports. When it comes to mainstream sponsorship, I'm not saying poker is like a mongrel dog that's been starved and booted in the ribs, but as sure as asparagus will...
- Transfer spat between Outlaws & NRG esports turns into a CeRqus
August 24, 2017
A very public spat over the transfer of a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player shows the need for protection for both players and the teams that invest in their growth in the esports industry. As a father, I understand the need to take care of my child. I need to remain...
- Mark Cuban to take part in Unikrn ICO; ESIC and MGA agree MOU
July 3, 2017
Shark Tank star, Mark Cuban, has announced plans to take part in Unikrn's initial coin offering, weeks after declaring that Bitcoin was a bubble, and the Esports Integrity Coalition and the Malta Gaming Association agree on a Memorandum of Understanding. Mark Cuban may believe that Bitcoin is in the midst...
- ESIC and UK Gambling Commission team up to improve esports integrity
June 1, 2017
The Esports Integrity Coalition and the UK Gambling Commission sign a memorandum of understanding to share information appertaining to the integrity of esports as the popularity of the sport continues to grow. The first recorded sporting event was a footrace as part of the Olympic Games in 760 BC, and...
- FirstBlood releases Alpha to presale participants, joins the ESIC. Will join a panel at the Ethereal Summit
May 15, 2017
FirstBlood Alpha Last month FirstBlood announced the alpha version of their platform and opened it for trial and testing by their presale participants. The barebones alpha version of FirstBlood’s product has now undergone rigorous testing, with a variety of bugs and edge cases being fixed/improved. As the team continues development...
FirstBlood.io adds Dota 2 1v1 solomid to beta!
July 31, 2017
Transfer spat between Outlaws & NRG esports turns into a CeRqus
August 24, 2017