The Esports Integrity Council was formed with the intention to keep a level playing field across tournament organisers and matches. The Council would have the final say in determining the punishments and the various issues regarding integrity in esports.
This came off the huge shift towards skin based betting, match-fixing and various dubious situations in CSGO and Dota2. ESIC implemented certain recommendations to their participating tournament organisers. In order to maintain a level of fairness amongst the various decisions across tournaments, this has been implemented by Dreamhack
- 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).
Now what this does mean is that IBP players will be unbanned from Dreamhack Events. This comes as a huge sigh of relief not only for IBP players but also for the community which was hoping big on this decision. The IBP Players are still fan favorites despite being the ones to throw the community skins for monetary profit.
Source : Dreamhack