Esports Contracts

Esports contracts and the related transactional legal matters are a cornerstone of our firm’s expertise. We handle the reviewing, drafting, and negotiation of all esports contracts including documents for esports players, coaches, casters, and analysts. We also assist with guidance on any other related esports and gaming agreements including media, streaming, and broadcasting rights agreements, streamer exclusivity deals, advertising and promotional deals, endorsement, sponsorship, marketing, and appearance contracts, agency and management contracts, tournament, event, and league agreements, venue agreements as well as any esports contracts necessary for the licensing, manufacturing, distribution, or creation of digital and physical merchandise.

Our firm’s esports contract services also include the review, analysis, drafting, negotiation, and revision of all agreements, charters, and operational documents for esports teams and companies as well as the creation of LLCs, corporations, and other business entities, including “loan-out” entities for professional gamers, streamers, content creators, and cosplayers.

More information on esports contracts and esports law can be found below.

Why an esports attorney?

An attorney practicing in esports and professional video game space frequently handles all legal matters for its client, including managing and advising on esports trademarks and copyrights as well as the drafting and negotiating of all industry related esports contracts, such as esports player and coach contracts and any endorsement or sponsorship agreements. An esports lawyer may also handle business entity formation and its associated formalities for a gamer, assist in the securing of esports visas, as well as possibly advising and drafting wills and other estate/trust documents to preserve their client’s wealth. These services can coincide with others offered by the talent’s other representatives as an esports attorney can act as corporate and outside counsel to esports teams and organizations including drafting esports contracts and advising on any media rights and live streaming arrangements, corporate formation, fundraising, sponsorships, IP licensing, and merchandising.

As a result of their previous experience, veteran esports attorney have the necessary kwowledge and expertise to negotiate, review, and draft esports contracts for and with the largest esports teams in any competitive title including those agreements signed by competitive and professional gamers, content creators, streamers, casters, coaches, teams, brands, esports event organizers and any other individual or company operating within the esports and professional video game space.

Why is a written agreement important in esports?

Written esports contracts and agreements are important to ensure that any individual or company that an esports team or organization works with is aware of their duties and obligations, including players, streamers, coaches, and sponsoring brands. With such large amounts of money at stake, it is essential for all esports teams to have formal written esports contracts prepared, reviewed, and negotiated by competent and experienced legal professionals in the esports and professional video game industries before signing them.

What contracts do esports teams and organizations need?

While every situation is different, there could be an esports contract for the designers of a team’s website, graphics, animations, logo, jersey, merchandise, and apparel designs, as well as documents for any videographers, video editors, thumbnail creators, photographers, esports players, streamers, content creators, coaches and analysts and potentially player release or transfer documents.