Promod Esports, the UK-based tournament provider and esports solutions agency, has joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) as a member.
Promod will now integrate ESIC’s integrity codes and standards into its esports operations, encouraging fair play and sporting integrity across their platforms.
Promod was launched by former ESL UK COO Rob Black last year and has worked on a range of tournaments and productions including the Rainbow Six UK and Ireland Nationals, ESL Premiership, NSE PUBG Campus Championship and many more. The agency works alongside IP owners such as brands and game developers to create live broadcast content around tournaments and handle event management.
Promod joins a host of other tournament organisers which are members of ESIC, including ESL, LVP, WePlay, Blast, Dreamhack and more.
Rob Black, CEO of Promod Esports, commented: “Ever since ESIC was established I strongly believed in their work and its importance to the esports industry in making it a safe and fair environment to be a part of. We are thrilled to be a Member of ESIC, and I am proud that we have taken this step to combat corruption during our tournaments.
“We are growing fast, and becoming an ESIC member shows our commitment to our fans, our players, our clients and the industry.”
Ian Smith, ESIC Commissioner, added: “It is such a pleasure to welcome Promod Esports into membership. I have known the guys behind this for a long time and it has given me a lot of joy to watch them put their offering together and begin to thrive in the esports ecosystem in the UK and further and further afield, especially as they have always kept competitive integrity and participant welfare at the heart of everything they do.
“I’m really looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial future with them as we work together to protect and enhance esports and, particularly, trust in the competitive integrity of all matches.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.