eSports: A Playground for Corruption?
Video game tournaments – sometimes referred to as “eSports” – are relatively new but increasingly popular. In these tournaments, players compete for cash prizes. In certain U.S. states it is now legal to place bets on eSports tournaments. The growing popularity of eSports and the rise of eSports betting unfortunately gives rise to the risks of the same sorts of corruption that we have seen in traditional sports. Therefore, effective measures are needed to prevent the spread of corruption in eSports.
In a new article, Ubong Udoeyo shows the background and explores what responsibilities and obligations authorised governing boards of eSports should have.
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