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Riot Games Backs Out of Partnership With Saudi Arabian City

1000 648 David Hoppe

Following widespread criticism and protest, Riot Games has pulled out of its controversial partnership with Saudi Arabian city Neom just a day after it was unveiled. Neom was announced as…

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Former Overwatch Pro Ted Wang Reveals $1,000 Pepe the Frog Fine

1000 648 David Hoppe

Ted “silkthread” Wang has released a video clip detailing a $1,000 fine he incurred from the Overwatch League (OWL) for posting a tweet that included the Pepe the Frog meme.…

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Advertising and Sponsorship Dollars in Esports Continue to Rise

1000 648 David Hoppe

While the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to adversely effect most aspects of society, there are a few bright spots to highlight, notably in advertising & sponsorships in Esports. 

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Recent Trends in Esports in the United States

1000 648 David Hoppe

Business Trends Adopting a franchise modelEvery game’s esports program is structured in its own unique manner, due to factors such as involvement of the game developer; the history of the…

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FACEIT to Enter Collegiate Esports Market

1000 648 David Hoppe

UK-based esports company FACEIT has announced plans to move into collegiate esports, starting with the North American market. The company has brought on Duran Parsi to lead its new collegiate…

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Issues in Esports Law

1000 648 David Hoppe

What is “Esports Law”? “Esports law” encompasses a number of substantive legal areas, including those relating to intellectual property and licensing, advertising and endorsements, rights of publicity, live events, gambling…

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Match-Fixing Scandal Rocks Chinese Dota 2 League

1000 648 David Hoppe

The Esports Observer reports that the Chinese Dota 2 Association (CDA) has accused the Chinese Dota 2 team Newbee of match-fixing and handed lifetime bans to all five of the…

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Ubisoft Sues Google and Apple, Alleges App Stores are Hosting a ‘Copy’ of its Game

1000 648 David Hoppe

French video game publisher Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against Google and Apple in a Los Angeles federal district court for allegedly hosting a game on their app stores that…

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Japanese Teen Fights Kagawa’s “Screen Time” Law

1000 648 David Hoppe

In January this year, the Japanese prefecture of Kagawa began drafting legislation to limit the amount of time that children can spend playing video games. 600 people signed a petition…

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The Surprising Role of Copyrights in the Wildly Creative World of Video Games, Gameplay, and Mods

1000 648 David Hoppe

 Copyrights have historically been easy to obtain and hold—indeed, an author or designer owns a copyright in a work that he or she created even without registering or applying for…

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