Leading video game industry bodies from North America, Oceania and Europe have come together to establish Universal Esports Principles for Esports engagment, it was declared yesterday.
Organisations including Australia and New Zealand’s IGEA, the Entertainment Software Association of both the USA and Canada, Europe’s ISFE and the UK’s UKIE developed the principles “in a collaborative effort and form a set of values applicable in all aspects of the global esports environments: safety and well-being, integrity and fair play, respect and diversity, and positive and enriching game play.”
“Our esports community includes the game publishers and intellectual property owners whose games are at the core of the esports ecosystem as well as the players, teams, and tournament organizers who bring this vibrant community to life. As members of this community, we created these guiding principles to foster an esports environment that is vibrant, engaging, fair and fun for everyone. As esports continues to grow, collectively we support an ecosystem of play that can be enjoyed by all members of the community – from international competitions to local community events,” continues the statement.
“We believe values of respect, diversity, safety, integrity, and fair play should be the foundation upon which positive and enriching esports communities are built. It is our sincere hope that others in the esports community will join us today in welcoming our universal esports principles and affirming belief in an open and inclusive esports environment.”
To read the Universal Esports Principles in full, head here.