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DreamHack align with ESIC ruleset — lifts lifetime bans

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After the previous changes in the ESIC ruleset, ESL did not hesitate to regulate and lift the previous lifetime bans. A mere month later, DreamHack has joined the alignment and readjusted their rules ahead of upcoming tournaments.
All previous indefinite lifetime bans before February 15, 2015, has today declared to be nullified. DreamHack marks as the second tournament organizer to join the ESIC alignment with the hopes for a more prosperous and competitive environment within esports.

DreamHack Chief Product Officer, Michael Van Driel, expressed his trust and appreciation to the ESIC board who is said to have substantial expertise in the field.

“As all aspects of our esport competitions continue to grow, the need for an assisting regulatory body has become more and more apparent, while it took us some time to internally review and ratify the ESIC recommendations which came out a couple of months ago, we are happy to be able to rely on ESIC’s consultation and expertise on these matters.”

As more tournament organizers board forgiveness to the prior events, Valve's position has previously established as one irreversible act; indefinite bans will remain. If a change will take place is yet to be updated, until then, the following rules will have their effect on the respective tournaments.

Cheating

Disqualification from the tournament, results voided, forfeiture of prize money, ban between 2 year and lifetime depending on age and level of player and nature/size of tournament and how the player cheated (this offence includes “smurfing” where both parties involved are liable to sanctions). Cheating at a competition played above an amateur level (i.e. where significant prize pool is involved or qualification for a professional event is at stake) should normally result in a 5 year ban, but, in aggravating circumstances, can result in a lifetime ban.

Match-Fixing/betting fraud

Results voided, 5 year ban unless significant mitigating factors in line with the ESIC Anti-Corruption Code or, in the presence of aggravating circumstances, a longer ban, forfeiture of prize money and monetary fine (if discovered before the end of a tournament, disqualification).

Doping

Results voided, ban of between 1 and 2 years, forfeiture of prize money (if discovered before the end of a tournament, disqualification).

Competition manipulation and bribery

Results voided, ban of between 1 and 2 years, forfeiture of prize money and monetary fine (if discovered before the end of a tournament, disqualification).

Among the players that have received a second chance, Hovik "KQLY" Tovmassian is included as the cheating incidents also reveal that all bans before February 15, 2015, are lifted.

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