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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...

August 2, 2017

Most people that follow esports know that one of the biggest esports events of the year starts tomorrow: Dota 2's The International.  This tournament boasts a 20+ million dollar prize pool, and is one of the primer events of the year across all esports titles.  Needles...

July 26, 2017

I promised I would write something about this lawsuit two months ago on Reddit (sorry guys!), but hey, better late than never.  Besides, there have been some developments in this lawsuit that I now get to discuss as a result of my procrastination.

May 8, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Academy Teams in Esports

April 25, 2017

What happens when a player in one state or country enters into a playing contractual agreement with a team organization located in another state or country?  Well, hopefully they've drafted a comprehensive contract that addresses this issue through choice of law an...

April 19, 2017

Most people with an interest in esports business and law understand that there are many legal issues that plague the current competitive scene.  One issue that comes up more often than most are issues with contracts that the players sign with their respective team or o...

April 18, 2017

A discussion of the major players in esports, and how they interact with one another.

April 18, 2017

Put quite simply, the purpose of this blog is to provide quality information on the laws and legal issues surrounding the fledgling esports community.  Esports, as anyone familiar with the industry knows, is going through growing pains as investment dollars come floodi...

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