Tournament Operator UCC has officially joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as a member, marking an important step in UCC’s development into an organisation utilising internationally recognised integrity codes and regulations. UCC’s membership demonstrates its commitment to maintaining integrity in its esports operations and joining the wider battle against corruption and match manipulation within esports.
The Uprise Champions Cup was the first UCC event and laid the foundation for its operation. After several successful local tournaments, the company announced itself on the major streaming services Azubu, Hitbox, Twitch. The company has organised more than 700+ esports tournaments, generated more than 200,000,000 views, and was the contractor for WESG (Alibaba Group), WCG (Smilegate), FreeFire (Garena).
As with all member tournament operators, UCC will now be bound by ESIC’s Integrity Program as well as an obligation to recognise and honour ESIC’s sanctions.
Ian Smith, ESIC’s Commissioner said:
“We are happy to see that UCC has officially become a member of ESIC. UCC’s membership represents its desire to professionalise and join other members of the esports industry in observing ESIC’s Integrity Program. In doing so, UCC joins the broader fight against bad actors posing threats to competitive integrity in the industry.”
Andrei Mikheev, CBDO at UCC, commented:
“UCC is glad to have joined ESIC as a member and will continue to host its esports tournaments based on the principles of fair sports competition. UCC is committed to honouring ESIC’s Integrity Program and sanctions and will offer its support to ESIC whenever possible.”