The professionalisation of competitive video gaming known as eSports has generated a burgeoning area of legal activity that spans across multiple practice areas.
On this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Mat Jessep, principal of Game Legal, to talk about how he became involved in eSports law, its key commonalities and differences in comparison to sports law, and the range of opportunities for lawyers looking to enter this space.
Mr Jessep also explains the legal issues raised by the lack of an international governing body for the sector, the range of implications on data and privacy within the eSports realm, and why some teams are currently struggling with commercial viability.
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