Esports Law

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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