Fighting Fraud And Match Fixing In Esports – Daniel Kozelko writes for LawInSport

Fighting Fraud And Match Fixing In Esports – Daniel Kozelko writes for LawInSport


CategoryArticles Author Daniel Kozelko Date

In May 2021 EPIC Esports Events, in association with the Russian eSports Federation (RESF), organised and ran the EPIC CIS League Spring 2021[1]. The event has given rise to a lot of cheating allegations against team Akuma[2], who had a surprisingly successful run in the competition. The case is instructive for a number of reasons:

  1. it demonstrates the importance of anti-cheating mechanisms in professional esports;
  2. it illustrates the current patchwork nature of regulation in the field; and
  3. it indicates how the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) continues to mature and succeed as a regulator.

In this article for LawInSport, Daniel Kozelko examines:

  • Facts of the competition
  • Role of the ESIC in investigating the case
  • Whether the incident could have been prevented

See LawInSport’s website for the full article (behind subscription wall).


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