As a global digital entertainer, MTG maintains memberships in industry associations, national and international organizations and additional bodies. Of these memberships, the following are considered strategic and/or significant to our business:
ESL is a partner and sponsor of AnyKey, which is an organization that advocates diversity, inclusion and equity in gaming and live streaming. Its aim is to amplify, connect and empower underrepresented players and their allies through research and strategic initiatives.
DreamHack is a supporting member of Dataspelsbraschen – the Swedish Games Industry – which is an organization that compiles and communicates the computer and video game industry’s shared responsibilities. Dataspelsbraschen focuses on the industry as a whole and its advocacy in the media.
ESL is one of the founding members of the German esports federation – Esport Bund Deutschland (ESBD). ESBD is the point of contact for esports, and the interests of esports athletes and organizations.
Both DreamHack and ESL are members of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) – a non-profit association established by esport stakeholders with the purpose of working with integrity issues, particularly the prevention, investigation and prosecution of all forms of cheating and match manipulation. ESIC acts as a neutral third party to help mediate and monitor situations in which integrity can be questioned.
Fair Play Alliance
Kongregate is a member of the Fair Play Alliance, which is a global coalition of gaming professionals and companies within the gaming industry. The organization provides a forum for gaming professionals and companies to work together to promote best practice, healthy communities and player interactions in online gaming. Their vision is to be part of creating a world where games are free of harassment, discrimination and abuse, and where players can express
themselves through play without fear.
Both ESL and InnoGames are members of the German Games Industry Association (game), which has a mission to make Germany the best games location. game is an expert partner for media, social and political institutions and addresses topics regarding market development, games culture and media literacy.
Leaders for climate action
InnoGames is a member of Leaders for climate action, which aims to combat climate change through various actions and initiatives, together with its over 900 members from a variety of German digital enterprises. Their vision is a global economy powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
MTG’s ESL and DreamHack are both members of the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), a non-profit association established in 2015 by esports stakeholders to deal with integrity issues, particularly match manipulation and betting fraud.
USK – Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle
InnoGames and ESL are members of the German Entertainment Software Self Regulation Body (USK), which offers a wide range of services for developers, publishers and content providers, such as information on the classification of games, apps, online content, and trade fairs and events. The USK ensures that games can be tested both technically and in terms of their content for a wide range of game platforms. It also oversees Classification Committees, classification deadlines and regulations, and provides ongoing training for everyone involved in classification procedures.
ESL co-founded the World Esports Association (WESA) and has a position on its Executive Board. WESA aims to further professionalize esports by developing and implementing elements of player representation, standardized regulations and revenue shares for teams.