Shortly after banning a player for two years yesterday, the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has released a survey, looking to canvas opinions with regards to the appropriate sanctions for those caught cheating.
It’s unusual for a governing body to attempt to crowd-source justice but the ESIC has had a lot of recent controversy attached to its sanctions and decisions relating to cheating in esports, leading to the company releasing a position paper on April 3, laying out the organisations position on cheating in esports.
The survey can be seen here and will stay open until the 31st May 2017. After this closing date, ESIC will go through the results and issue a statement on their findings and conclusion.
It’s an unusual move, but a potentially bold one. If the results of the survey come back to support their actions, it’ll go some way to counteract criticism the ESIC has received.
“Esports is a community driven medium and therefore it makes sense to canvas opinion from the wider esports community,” said Ian Smith, Integrity Commissioner for the Esports Integrity Coalition. In a press release. “Following the conclusion of the survey I hope we can come to a consensus on how to sanction cheats in esports and create a level of consistency that is deemed fair by the industry.”