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December 14, 2018

For those that haven't heard the news, Activision Blizzard announced yesterday that they are discontinuing the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship, effectively immediately

"We’ve also evaluated our plans around Heroes esports—after looking at all of our priorities...

October 1, 2018

By ignoring the Artifact Closed Beta Leak, Valve cut off the oxygen to the situation and made it a non-event.

July 23, 2018

I'm going to draft more short posts on subjects germane to my website whenever I see topics of interest to share.  Today I have a fun one--a Dota 2 professional contract that violates all rules of competent contractual drafting.  While the player in question never ende...

July 10, 2018

This is Part 2 in a multi-part series on the creation of an esports contract, and an extremely basic template to accompany the discussion.

April 23, 2018

Esports is a global phenomenon.  People from all over the world are associated with various organizations and teams--in fact, I'd hazard a guess that the majority of endemic esports teams have international and multi-state contractual and employment responsibilitie...

April 8, 2018

Wherein I discuss the Overwatch League Code of Conduct, the benefits of a Players' Union, and the overall contractual structure of the League.

February 4, 2018

There is no such thing as a perfect template, especially when it comes to "talent contracts," a broad descriptive term that applies to esports player contracts.  However, I've come to the decision that even my basic knowledge of the subject area of contra...

January 10, 2018

Twitch and Activision Blizzard Reach $90 Million Broadcasting Deal

January 4, 2018

Disclaimer:  I am a North Carolina attorney.  I do not practice law in Europe, so please take this post as an outsiders viewpoint.

Today, one of the developers of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, announced that the Pro Ladder would not be delayed from its announced st...

January 4, 2018

Author's note:  I drafted this awhile ago, and forgot to hit publish.  Whoops! I hope it is still of some interest to the public.  

Earlier this year, ESPN reported that the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the NCAA, has begun internal discuss ab...

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Adam Melrose


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