Ultimate Tournament joins ESIC as anti-corruption supporter

| By Robert Fletcher
The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has announced esports betting operator Ultimate Tournament eSportsbook as its latest anti-corruption supporter.
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Ultimate Tournament will work with ESIC to investigate suspicious betting activity across its betting platform, as well as endorse ESIC’s campaign against match-fixing and betting fraud within the esports betting sector.

The esports betting platform provides odds data covering more than 3,000 matches sourced from 40,000 markets and 100,000 selections per month.

“Esports is undeniably a rapidly growing industry and, as a US-based gaming operator, match integrity and customer protection are of the highest concern for us,” Ultimate Tournament co-founder and chief executive Alex Pickett said.

“In order for esports to grow, and for users to have the safe experience they deserve, we believe it is imperative to work together as an industry to set a standard for fair play, and to enforce those standards universally.”

ESIC commissioner Ian Smith added: “Our anti-corruption supporters play an important role in our mission to deter cheating and fraudulent activity within betting. 

“By joining ESIC, Ultimate Tournament has displayed its commitment to playing its part in maintaining the integrity of esports. We look forward to working with Ultimate Tournament to investigate suspicious betting activity, and curb cheating and betting fraud within esports.”

The news comes after ESIC this week also welcomed the New Zealand Esports Federation (NZESF) as a new member. 

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