The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has announced Kambi and its esports data subsidiary Abios as new ESIC anti-corruption supporters.

In a significant development for esports integrity, Kambi and Abios have joined ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Supporter programme. As part of this initiative, Kambi and Abios will collaborate with ESIC to identify and address suspicious betting activities, reinforcing the integrity of esports.

By leveraging the programme’s expertise and resources, Kambi and its subsidiary will contribute to ESIC’s mission to prevent, investigate and prosecute any attempts to compromise esports’ integrity.

Stephen Hanna, ESIC’s CEO, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Kambi and Abios as Anti-Corruption Supporters. Kambi and Abios are well  trusted and recognised operators in their respective industries, and their entrance into the Anti-Corruption Supporter class of ESIC membership emphasises their shared commitment to upholding the highest  standards of integrity and fair play within the esports industry.”

Established in 2016, ESIC is the recognised guardian of the integrity of esports. The organisation has partnered with several organisations over the years, such as Czech betting software provider Oddin and esports data and odds supplier PandaScore.

The organisation has also launched initiatives. In 2021, ESIC announced the launch of a new ‘transparency initiative’ to aid the operations of its integrity unit and, most recently, it introduced an advisory board to help emphasise integrity and ethical practices in the industry.

Abios has also been busy this year. The organisation partnered with Team Vitality last month to improve fan engagement on the club’s app via its esports data. 

Anton Janér, Managing Director and Founder of Abios, said: “Our mission at Abios has always been to enable the sustainable growth of esports. As such, we’re incredibly excited to join ESIC in their mission to future-proof esports through combatting match-fixing and other integrity-related malpractices. 

“Fair play is a crucial component in ensuring the viability of esports as a long-term community and investment and we hope to be able to support the industry together with ESIC going forward.” 

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