Australian University Esports Association (AUEA) - Anti-Corruption Policy

Introduction:

The AUEA is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in esports and ensuring that all activities are conducted fairly, transparently, and free from corruption. To this end, the AUEA adopts the Anti-Corruption Code of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) and requires all members to do the same.

  1. ESIC’s Role and Authority:

ESIC is the international body responsible for maintaining the integrity of esports. It has developed an Anti-Corruption Code which outlines the rules and regulations for preventing corruption in esports, including match-fixing, betting fraud, and cheating. By becoming a member of the AUEA, you agree to abide by ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code and to submit to ESIC’s jurisdiction for all matters related to corruption.

  1. Compliance with ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code:

Members are required to familiarise themselves with ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code and ensure that they comply with it at all times. This includes not engaging in, facilitating, or failing to report any corrupt conduct as defined by the Code. Members are also required to cooperate fully with any investigations conducted by ESIC.

  1. Incorporating ESIC’s Jurisdiction into Contracts and Terms and Conditions:

To reinforce the authority of ESIC and ensure compliance with its Anti-Corruption Code, members are required to include a clause in all relevant contracts and terms and conditions acknowledging ESIC’s jurisdiction and the applicability of its Anti-Corruption Code. An example of such a clause is as follows:

“By entering into this agreement/participating in this tournament, you agree to abide by the Esports Integrity Commission’s Anti-Corruption Code and to submit to the jurisdiction of the Esports Integrity Commission for any matters related to corruption. Any breach of the Anti-Corruption Code may result in sanctions, including disqualification and banning from future tournaments.”

  1. Reporting and Investigation:

Any suspected breach of ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code should be reported to ESIC immediately. ESIC will investigate the matter and determine any appropriate sanctions in accordance with its Code. The AUEA will cooperate fully with any such investigations and expects all members to do the same.

  1. Education and Prevention:

The AUEA is committed to educating its members about the risks of corruption and how to prevent it. The AUEA will provide resources and training on ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code, and members are encouraged to promote these within their own institutions.

  1. Support for Whistleblowers:

The AUEA recognises the importance of whistleblowing in detecting and preventing corrupt practices. Any person who has reasonable grounds to suspect a breach of ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code is encouraged to report it to ESIC or to the AUEA. The AUEA and ESIC will ensure that all reports are treated confidentially and that whistleblowers are protected from retaliation. Members are expected to create a supportive environment for whistleblowing and to refrain from any form of retaliation against those who raise concerns.

  1. Sanctions:

Sanctions for breaches of ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code are determined by ESIC and may include fines, disqualification from tournaments, and banning from esports. The AUEA will respect and enforce all sanctions imposed by ESIC. Members who fail to enforce ESIC’s sanctions may face disciplinary action from the AUEA, up to and including termination of membership.

  1. Review and Updates:

This policy will be reviewed periodically to ensure that it remains effective in preventing corruption in esports. Members will be notified of any changes and are responsible for ensuring that they continue to comply with the policy.

  1. Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this policy or ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code, or if you wish to report a suspected breach, you can contact the AUEA at investigations@auea.org.au or ESIC at info@esic.gg.

By being a member of the AUEA, you agree to abide by this Anti-Corruption Policy, ESIC’s Anti-Corruption Code, and any other policies and rules related to integrity in esports. You also confirm your commitment to preventing corruption in esports and promoting a fair, transparent, and enjoyable gaming environment for all.