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The pandemic-fuelled esports boom: legal and regulatory considerations for investors

We've seen unprecedented investment into esports recently. The introduction of social distancing measures around the world and multiple national lockdowns appear to have lured traditional sports fans online, significantly bolstering esports viewership. Influxes of eyeballs and money tend to pique the curiosity of the regulators and rightholders, leading to greater scrutiny. My colleague Nick and I explain a number of legal and regulatory considerations for investors, touching on esports tournaments, gambling, player contracts, and working with minors. Read our full article here. @GIBiz

Increased investment and an influx of household names and brands leads to greater media attention and increased scrutiny from rights holders and regulators. This puts greater pressure on investors entering the esports industry to ensure their plans and ideas aren't hampered by applicable law and regulation.

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entertainment & media, esports, video games, regulation, games industry, games, gaming

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