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Svenska Spel discusses match-fixing in eSports

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The IESF conference gathered representatives from national unions, media, game makers and government officials.

The head of sports betting and game safety at Svenska Spel attended a conference where he said that working together defeats match-fixing in eSports.

South Korea.- Dan Korhonen, head of sports betting and game safety Svenska Spel, said during a conference in South Korea that gaming companies and eSports can work to counter match-fixing. He reiterated Svenska Spel’s commitment to match-fixing during the International Esports Federation (IESF) conference.

Korhonen said that speaking to eSports main stakeholders in order to spread knowledge about match-fixing and how they can work to counter-attack the phenomenon is in line with the work they do in other sports.

The IESF conference gathered representatives from national unions, media, game makers and government officials, as well as universities and other attendees.

“I feel that the message really went ahead and all the representatives understood the seriousness and gained a greater understanding of how devastating match-fixing can be for the sport,” said Korhonen.

He added that several participants were also very interested in immediately starting work from their respective positions to counteract match-fixing, which is gaining ground in eSports.

“We will of course support the organisations that want further guidance on the subject with the knowledge and insights we possess thanks to our work in the field and from our close cooperation with other sports,” said Korhonen.

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