Varsity Esports joins Esports Integrity Commission as a strategic member
Varsity Esports, the non-profit organisation has announced ties with Esports Integrity Commission as a strategic member.
As the firm official description goes, The Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF) is a 501(c)(3) organization established to offer financial assistance to schools and to provide a pipeline for students to reach their potential through esports. VEF strive to increase literacy around the esports industry’s positive impact on healthy lifestyles, mental health, community and STEM.
The strategic marriage between the two will focus to produce educational materials focused on integrity and fair play principles. The release adds, 'robust youth protection measures to mitigate risks associated with youth participation in the esports industry.'
ESIC Welcomes @VEsportsFDN as its latest member.— ESIC (@ESIC_Official) November 11, 2020
ESIC and the VEF will collaborate to produce educational materials which are focused on instilling the essential principles of fair play and integrity within the VEF’s younger audience.
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Stephen Hanna, ESIC’s Director of Global Strategy said: “We are happy to welcome the Varsity Esports Foundation into ESIC membership. With the esports industry rapidly expanding and continuing to attract the interest of young people, it is becoming increasingly vital to develop safeguards and risk management measures to protect the younger demographic.
“The work that the VEF has been doing in ensuring the safety of young gamers is commendable and we look forward to working with them to promote high ethical standards and design educational programs that ultimately build a safer, competitive, and rewarding environment for all players.”
Varsity Esports Foundation Executive Director Bubba Gaeddart added: “The VEF is very proud to become a member of the ESIC alongside many other esports organisations. Being connected to half a million scholastic gamers around the world and since one of our main initiatives is digital citizenship, we want to make sure gamers start at a young age practising fair play while educating them about corruption and integrity. The ESIC shares our values to unite the industry to fight corruption in any form.”
In recent times we saw the inclusion of U Can Company and WePlay Esports in the ESIC family, Varsity Esports Foundation is the latest addition in the stack alongside them.