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MetaClan Combines Esports and the Decentralized Organization

1000 648 David Hoppe

The online gaming community is always looking for the next new device, technology, or adventure. What if the latest idea is to start a gaming collective that leverages cryptotoken and blockchain technologies? The online gaming community is helping push the boundaries for non-traditional organizational structures in the esports arena.

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State-sanctioned Esports Commissions Present Challenges, Opportunities for Governments and Industry Players

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Much like the California Gold Rush and the Oklahoma Land Rush, the economic opportunities offered by the Esports Rush are outpacing the industry’s ability to control dubious practices, unethical behavior, and outright lawlessness.

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Why Esports and Blockchain are a Match Made in Heaven

1000 648 David Hoppe

The billion dollar eSports industry is continuing its impressive growth. As such, game developers and companies continue to iterate on an already impressive suite of products that have kept players coming back for more. Yet, there are still major issues within the industry in regards to payments, security, and other areas that are ripe for disruption.

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Esports Law Continues to Evolve

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Esports differ from other professional sports in several significant ways, but one of the most notable from a legal point of view is that the games have owners. No one…

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ESIC Bans Counter-Strike Coaches in Cheating Probe

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The Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) has issued sanctions against 37 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) coaches, banning them from tournament play for five to 36 months. According to the announcement, the…

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US Army Faces Backlash over Smash Bros. Tournament

1000 648 David Hoppe

The US Army has scheduled an esports tournament for Sept. 26-27 which will feature $10,000 in prizes, with $5,000 allocated for top finishers in its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and…

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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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Recent Trends in Esports in the United States

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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

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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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