In recent years, the worldwide esports scene has mushroomed. Experts predict it will be a $1.5 billion industry by 2021. There are even whispers about establishing esports as an Olympic competition.
And with growth comes legal considerations and challenges. To better help professional gaming teams and athletes, in addition to industry adjacent businesses, better wrap their heads around esports legal issues, we’ve compiled this resource. Below, you’ll find articles about the latest esports law news and some direct-from-a-lawyer tips.
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Esports tax rules are changing rapidly. It’s time for esports players and teams to plan ahead to avoid future tax audits and penalties.Read »
There's an update in the esports lawsuit of the year: Tfue v. FaZe Clan. Who did the judge side with? Jump in to learn what happened in court.Read »
Professional gamers, team owners, executives, and industry investors tied to the Overwatch esports league should brush up on a new bill on Capitol Hill.Read »
Video games are a viable path to academic and career success. Ask Julia Cwierz. The 21-year-old parlayed her League of Legends play into a law degree.Read »
Anheuser-Busch, one of America's oldest breweries, recently filed a trademark application to become “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF ESPORTS.”Read »
FaZe Clan, the professional esports organization, has been generating legal headlines as of late. Let's take a look at what's going on.Read »
Is the professional video game industry about to experience a huge esports antitrust crisis? We explore the possibility in this esports law post.Read »
A popular professional e-sports athlete is suing his organization over contract disagreements. Jump in for the story and some esports legal tips.Read »
Every esports team and athlete should familiarize themselves with labor laws on the local, state, and federal levels. Non-compliance could prove expensive.Read »