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EGAA Policies

EGAA is currently looking at addressing a number of policies, including team ownership and management, event promotions and sponsorships within the esports industry. If you have suggestions on a topic that you feel needs addressing, you are welcome to contact us.

EGAA Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct (‘Code’) shall commence in operation from 1 January 2018.


1. JURISDICTION:

The Code applies to each category of person and entity seeking or attaining membership of the Esports Games Association Australia (‘EGAA’). Those persons and entities shall be bound by and shall comply in all respects with the Code.

For completeness, the following are the persons and entities of the EGAA and related parties that the Code applies to:   

  1. All Members bound by the rules and regulations of the EGAA;

  2. All other players, coaches, teams, organisations, leagues, and tournament organisers  that participate in or run competitions approved by the EGAA;

  3. All officials that are either employed or are a volunteer within (a) and b) above);

  4. All Staff of the EGAA either employed or working in a volunteer capacity with the EGAA; and   

  5. Office bearers or other officials of the EGAA.


2. GENERAL PROHIBITION:

No person or entity bound by this code shall:

  1. Act in a manner inconsistent with;

  2. Act in a manner contrary to;

  3. Act in a manner prejudicial to; or

  4. Act in a manner detrimental to

the best interests, image or welfare of the EGAA and the esports scene as a whole.


3. PUBLIC CONFIDENCE NOT TO BE IMPAIRED:

No person or entity bound by this Code shall engage in any conduct that might impair public confidence in the EGAA and the esports scene.


4. PROPER WORKING OF THE CODE:

Every person and entity bound by this Code shall also be bound by the following schedules which may be/have been adopted by the EGAA, as amended from time to time:

  1. EGAA Member Protection Policy, incorporating the Child Safe Sport Code of Behaviour

  2. AnyKey Keystone Code (as adopted by the EGAA, as they relate to conduct in preparation for, within, and immediately after competitions)

  3. Esports Integrity Coalition (‘ESIC’) Principles (as adopted by the EGAA)

  4. ESIC Anti-Corruption Code (as adopted by the EGAA)

  5. ESIC Anti-Doping Code (as adopted by the EGAA)

  6. ESIC Code of Ethics (as adopted by the EGAA)

  7. ESIC Code of Conduct (as adopted by the EGAA, as they relate to conduct in preparation for, within, and immediately after competitions)

  8. ESIC Procedure (as adopted by the EGAA)

To the extent that any of these conflict, the EGAA Board shall use its sole discretion, with reference to its Objects, as to what takes priority in whole or in part.


5. GAME FIXING AND BRIBES:

No person or entity bound by this Code shall offer or accept a bribe or be involved in any way in the fixing of a match or spot fixing regardless of whether or not that club, team, or person is directly involved in the match.

In any case where a club, team or person bound by this Code is offered a bribe or an opportunity to fix a match, that club, team or person shall immediately report the making of that offer to the EGAA Chief Executive Officer.     


6. SOCIAL MEDIA:

All players, coaches, and league, tournament, and team/club officials should be conscious of the responsible use of social media and the ramifications that can arise from inappropriate use of social media websites and apps (including but not limited to):   

  1. Instagram

  2. Facebook  

  3. Twitter

  4. Snapchat

All players, coaches, and league, tournament, and team/club officials should be fully aware that the EGAA will investigate and take the appropriate action under the Code for any action by a player, coaches, and league, tournament, and team/club official that is deemed unacceptable.  


7. OFFICIALS:

Every league, tournament, club, or team official shall at all times:  

  1. Act honestly, in good faith, and in the best interest of the EGAA

  2. Also use due care and diligence in discharging her or his obligations as a league, tournament, club, or team official.


8. CROWD CONTROL:

Every league or tournament organiser and every person bound by the Code must do all things necessary to ensure that members of the public in attendance at an event/match are properly behaved at all times.

Each league or tournament organiser must take positive steps to control the behaviour of members of the public in attendance at an event/match including:

  1. The engagement of adequate security personnel, including Police if needed

  2. The expulsion of any member of the public who fails to behave in an appropriate manner from the venue.


9. PLAYER CONTRACTS:

A player is not able to play in a competition match with a club in a league, tournament, or other competitive event run by a member entity without a signed contract in a form acceptable to EGAA with the club/team she or he wishes to participate with.