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SIS Competitive Gaming, provider of Esports live betting services, has been awarded Gold Standard Certification by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).
The Gold Standard is ESIC’s highest possible accreditation, making SIS the first esports betting event provider to meet the required criteria.
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ESIC is a non-profit organization that aims to provide a set of certifications and rules to strengthen integrity in the esports industry. Members of the organization include tournament organizers ESL Gaming and BLAST, as well as hardware companies such as Intel and betting companies such as Betway, Sky Bet, Rivalry and others.
According to SIS Competitive Gaming, the new standards will be used to increase the transparency of its eSports offerings. To achieve Gold certification, the company had to meet strict requirements and agree to ESIC integrity assessors attending its events. SIS offers 24/7 live esports matches between real players and allows betting on these matches. The company recently partnered with betting provider Oddin.gg for 24/7 CS:GO betting content.
In the case of SIS, the Gold certification focuses on the company’s competitive game offerings, including soccer, basketball, and CS:GO.
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SIS explained its certification in a press release: “Every SIS Competitive Gaming head-to-head match, all taking place at our gated UK studios, will be streamed live, with expert casters providing live in-game commentary.
“The streams take place via a secure platform reserved for exclusively licensed operator sites where the audience has been age verified and are not available on open streaming services, meaning there is a risk of harmful messages of the kind that common, less unlicensed sites.”
Some of the requirements for Gold certified companies are:
Including at least three hired staff following each event, full criminal record check of all staff, signing of ESIC anti-corruption code by all staff and all players, removal of all communication devices from game studios and others. Ivan Simic
Ivan is from Croatia, loves weird simulator games and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about technology and esports in Croatia and now do it here.