Epic risk management has a collaboration with Counter-Strike Professional Players' Association to become your global gambling awareness partner.
As part of the cooperation with the worldwide representative association for professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, both parties are to start a series of research projects on the subject of gambling awareness in competitive sports.
Mads Øland, CSPPA CEO, commented, “The CSPPA believes that elite athletes, including CSPPA members, are potentially more prone to problems with gambling addiction and betting integrity.
“The CSPPA is committed to protecting its members from the potential harm from gambling addiction, which not only harms the individual financially and in terms of mental health, but also exposes the players and for further abuse related to the Exposing the integrity of betting and match fixing.
"We are excited to be working on a multi-year collaboration with Epic as they are recognized as the world's leading gambling awareness organization and have run proven programs for many traditional mainstream sports at the elite level."
In addition, Epic Risk Management will work with the CSPPA and its members to deliver awareness, education and risk management programs through a series of meetings and engagements.
For Epic, this means another step towards minimizing the damage caused by gambling in the recently recruited esports and gaming landscape Jonathan Peniket as a consultant in the above areas.
Paul Buck, CEO of Epic Risk Managementstated, “We are excited to announce such a landmark agreement. I have to applaud the leadership of the CSPPA for taking a leadership role in esports on the threat of gambling damage, and we are very excited to have an initial such agreement between an esports players association in this area.
“At Epic, we have a proven track record of working with athletes to alert them to the potentially devastating financial impact and health issues that runaway gambling can cause.
“The work we do covers harmful products and practices, and enables athletes to make informed decisions, reduce distraction and educate them about betting integrity issues and their potential issues that runaway gambling can cause.
"The proliferation of gambling in the sport and the growth of the sector show that there is a broad segment of the population, including esports players themselves, their fans, the public and commercial establishments, who are at risk of gambling problems."
“In our discussions with the CSPPA, we were made aware of the potential problems related to gambling addiction in professional CS: GO. This partnership now means that CSPPA is working with Epic to raise awareness of these issues and to assist its members with issues related to gambling and the convergence between esports and gambling. "