The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has unveiled its first-ever ‘Anti-Cheat Partnership’ with global games protection and anti-piracy technology provider Denuvo by Irdeto.
Denuvo and ESIC will collaborate on developing a framework to implement anti-cheat technology within the esports industry.
Denuvo will provide ESIC with anti-cheat software, as well as periodic reports of data metrics related to integrity and industry risk with the aim of gaining insights into industry pain points and promoting fair play in esports.
Denuvo will also support ESIC in its continued delivery of integrity frameworks for the broader esports industry whilst providing access to its software capabilities.
“ESIC is proud to announce this new partnership category targeted at strengthening the role of anti-cheat providers in the maintenance of competitive integrity within the esports industry,” said Stephen Hanna, ESIC’s director of global strategy and partnerships.
“As a distinguished partner to the games industry, Denuvo is well poised as our first anti-cheat partner to work with us in finding and executing upon more sophisticated applications for anti-cheat technology to tournament operation.” Steeve Huin, chief operating officer of video games security at Irdeto, added: “As gamers ourselves, we at Denuvo are dedicated to bringing fairness and fun back to online gaming and are therefore thrilled to ensure the same fair game opportunities will be available for the players of esports.”