Date: 15.05.2024

by Adam Dworak

Kambi and Abios Join Forces with ESIC to Combat Esports Corruption

Kambi and Abios, its esports data subsidiary, as new ESIC Anti-Corruption Supporters.

Kambi and Abios join a distinguished class of Anti-Corruption Supporter stakeholders who have historically worked with ESIC to ensure that attacks against the competitive integrity of esports competition are appropriately reported and dealt with.

These supporters assist ESIC in investigating suspicious betting activity, supporting ESIC’s broader mission to combat cheating and betting fraud in the esports industry.

The entrance of Kambi and Abios into the Anti-Corruption Supporter class will see the entities actively working with ESIC to assist in disrupting, preventing, investigating, and prosecuting all attempts to compromise competitive integrity in esports competition.

Abios’ Role and Vision

Abios’ Managing Director and Founder, Anton Janér, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration: “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.”

Statements from Industry Leaders

Stephen Hanna, ESIC’s CEO, shared his excitement about the new membership: “We are delighted to announce this membership. 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.”

Enhancing Esports Integrity

The collaboration between ESIC, Kambi, and Abios is set to bring significant advancements in the fight against corruption in esports. By pooling their expertise and resources, these organizations aim to create a more secure and fair competitive environment for esports players and enthusiasts alike.

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