NBA 2K League 101: An Introduction To The NBA’s Fourth League

What is The NBA 2K League – An Introduction To The NBA’s Fourth LeagueBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the global explosion and continued expansion of esports and professional gaming, one of the world’s most profitable traditional sports leagues, the National Basketball Association (NBA) established their fourth league, the NBA 2K League. The new competitive […]
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Esports Law: Crossing your T’s for your O-1’s and P’s: A Visa Checklist for the Professional Gamer

Immigration Law: Crossing your T’s for your O-1’s and P’s: A Visa Checklist for the Professional GamerBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Pablo G. Velez, Esq. of Velez & Cipriano, PLLC The global esports phenomenon is growing in the United States. Players from around the world are coming to the United States for a chance to […]
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Why Every Professional Gamer Needs a Team (of Professionals)

Esports Law: Why Every Professional Gamer Needs a Team of ProfessionalsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Similar to other talent based industries, including music, television, and sports; professional video game competitors participating in organized esports should have a “team” of competent professionals around them to advise them and to consult with. While this may seem straightforward […]
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Esports Law: A Look At Tax Considerations For Professional Gamers

Esports Tax and Professional Video Game Law: A Look At Tax Considerations For Professional GamersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. and Jason Feingertz, CPA, Esq. The esports revolution continues as professional video-gaming continues to expand throughout the globe. As with most professions, professional video game participants, sometimes referred to as a “gamer,” are subject to taxes […]
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Business and Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations and Teams

Esports Law: Business and Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations and TeamsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Many new esports teams and organizations have joined the competitive circuit in the past 12 months. This is due to the continued global development of esports business as well as its expansion into newly created games and into existing […]
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Some Tips For Twitch Streaming By Celebrity Influencers

Some Tips For Twitch Streaming By Celebrity Influencers – Musicians, Athletes and Other “Influencers”By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With today’s current events, there has been a shift of musicians, professional athletes from a variety of sports as well as other celebrity influencers engaging with their fans by creating and distributing original content through live streaming […]
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An Introduction to NFTs in the Esports and Gaming Worlds

NFT Law: An Introduction to NFTs in the Esports and Video Gaming WorldsBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today’s entertainment, sports, art, esports and gaming industries are buzzing about NFTs or “non-fungible tokens.” This includes musicians earning millions of dollars through releasing their own NFTs, professional athletes launching their own NFT companies, and the trending NBA […]
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Social Media Disclosures for Influencers

Paid Endorsements and Social Media Posts: Social Media Disclosures for InfluencersBy Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Today’s entertainment, sports, music, and gaming worlds are dominated by the rise of influential celebrities and personalities commonly referred to as “influencers.” Many of these influencers operate in the physical space as well as within the digital metaverse and social […]
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