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Gaming Industry Associations Agree on Universal Esports Principles

Earlier this month, a set of gaming industry representatives agreed upon and released a set of unifying esports principles. These representatives include the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), as well as associations from Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the UK, and Europe. These “Principles of Esports Engagement” were developed in a collaborative effort and form a … Continue Reading

Celebrity Entertainer Sues Over Video Game Avatar

As real-world celebrities continue to expand the reach of their persona into the digital realm, the potential benefit for advertisers, game developers and esports event promoters is exceedingly high. But with increased opportunity comes increased risk. A New York Supreme Court recently addressed this risk when it construed the State’s right of publicity statute[1] in … Continue Reading

10 Labor and Employment Considerations in Esports*

*This article was originally published in Law360 on June 8, 2019. Electronic sports, known in the industry as “esports,” has seen remarkable growth in the last decade. The term “esports” refers to the growing world of competitive, organized video gaming, where professional video gamers play on a variety of different video game platforms and video … Continue Reading

Tfue Lawsuit Sparks Scrutiny of Gamer Agreements and Esports Agency Activity

In a lawsuit filed yesterday against esports entertainment organization, FaZe Clan, Turner Tenney (“Tfue”), a twenty-one year old professional gamer and streamer alleges that the exploitation of young, unsophisticated content creators (streamers) has become standard in the esports industry, and that he is a victim. Tenney claims that the “gamer agreement” he signed with FaZe … Continue Reading
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