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Esports Law

DPG at Law was one of the first legal practices in the United States with a dedicated expertise in esports, having begun representing players and teams in 2012. Even today, it remains the only legal practice led by an attorney with a personal background in major esports competitions.

My practice is located in Los Angeles, but I often represent clients across the United States and the world.

My clientele in esports has touched on every aspect of the industry, from teams to players, tournament organizers to broadcasters, game developers to game publishers, and more. My esports legal services have included:

  • Esports team formation and business development
  • Player agreements and transfers
  • Tournament rule creation
  • Media rights releases
  • Broadcaster and commentator contracts

I have deep roots in competitive gaming myself, having competed in tournaments both nationally and internationally since 2002, before few dared to dream that playing video games could be done professionally. I have also worked as a live tournament commentator at many of the biggest fighting game events in history since 2010, during which time I have formed close relationships with key players across many games and genres in esports. My work in esports has run the gamut, including situations such as:

  • Drafting tournament rules and rights releases for a tournament and event organizer
  • Forming a business and drafting player and coaching agreements for a team
  • Negotiating player rights transfers from one team to another
  • Reviewing and negotiating sponsorship agreements
  • Drafting commentator and event contracts for a broadcster

In my spare time, I have also written articles on esports law concerning player contracts in League of Legends, the legal pitfalls of sportsification, issues for players getting athlete visas, and so on. I have also lectured on legal issues in esports, such as in this talk at the Game Developers Conference eSports Summit.

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I offer preliminary consultations to potential clients completely free of charge. I can be reached through the phone at 424-262-1718, Skype at dpgatlaw, email at david@dpgatlaw.com, or my convenient online contact form.

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DPG at Law
3415 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: 424.262.1718
Email: david@dpgatlaw.com
Skype: dpgatlaw
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