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More and more people want to play professionally and generate their income from E-sports which consists of various forms of competitive video gaming (e.g. Fortnite, League of Legends, Starcraft II, FIFA etc) on different devices, such a console or computer.  The tournaments are usually played in an offline setting and a of places competing with winning a prize.

E-sports is touching several legal fields and consultation of a local legal advisor may be required among others regarding national gambling laws, data protection regulations and intellectual property laws. However, E-Sports touches also prize promotion regulations, advertising rules, consumer laws and employment law. Legal Gaming assists you with all the questions you may have.

Challenges unique to Esports

Esports sponsorship attracts big brands and brand sponsorship deals. Advertising is a huge revenue stream in Esports. Especially, betting platforms dedicated for Esports are a huge market opportunity in the industry. However, while Esports teams and game developers need to consider intellectual property related questions, simultaneously local betting legislation will require legal and compliance advice from a lawyer on regulatory and licensing issues depending on the country.

Legal advice for Esports teams

Each Esports league has its rules and requirements for Esports teams and players. Thus, similar to the employment contracts of other athletes, players are facing questions in relation to compensation, player conduct rules, trading and assignment.

  • Sponsorship and advertising
  • Intellectual property
  • Gambling and betting
  • Employment

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