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Esports Law

I was one of the first attorneys in the world with a dedicated expertise in esports law, having begun representing players and teams back in 2012. Even today, I remain the only attorney working in esports with a personal background as a successful tournament competitor in any genre.

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:

  • 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 broadcaster

I have deep roots in competitive gaming myself, having competed in fighting game tournaments both nationally and internationally since 2002, when few dared to dream that there was a professional future in playing video games. I have also been one of the most prominent fighting game tournament commentators in the world since 2010, during which time I have formed close relationships with key players across many games and genres throughout esports.

I have 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, and moderated esports law panels, such as the State of Collegiate Esports panel at the 2018 Esports Bar Association Conference. In addition, in 2018 I helped form the Esports Bar Association, the world’s first professional association for esports law practitioners, becoming its initial Co-Executive Director.

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I offer free preliminary consultations to potential clients. I can be reached through the phone at 424-262-1718, Discord at DPGatLaw#3414, email at [email protected], 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: [email protected]
Discord: DPGatLaw#3414
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