Russian Tournament Organizer U Can Company (UCC) has announced that it has become the newest member of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) .
As a member of ESIC, UCC is now bound by the Commission's Integrity Program.
Andrei Mikheev, co-founder of UCC spoke about joining the commission: “UCC is happy to have joined ESIC as a member and will continue to host its esports tournaments based on the principles of fair sports competition. UCC is committed to complying with ESIC's integrity program and sanctions and will support ESIC whenever possible. “
Integrity in esports has been a hot topic for the past few months. In September ESIC opened an investigation into a Counter Strike viewer error that resulted in bans and suspensions of 37 culprits.
Comment on UCC accession to Ian Smith, ESIC Commissioner stated: “We are pleased to see that UCC has officially become a member of ESIC. Membership of UCC represents the desire to professionalize other members of the esports industry and, together with them, to adhere to the ESIC integrity program. With this, UCC joins the broader fight against bad actors who endanger competitive integrity in the industry. “
Esports Insider Says: Given the increased awareness of the esports industry due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's good to see more industry members joining the ESIC to further improve esports integrity standards.