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    Esport is the spearhead of digitalization?

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    Recently, discussions with clients from the esports industry or potential investors and sponsors who find the field of esport interesting are increasing about how to view the development of esport. And why esport is interesting. From people who have so far at least rudimentarily dealt with esport, one often hears “Esport is totally on trend” […] More

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    Establish a professional esports team? A few hints

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    What is it all about? Both as a lawyer and as a management consultant, I have coached some esports teams and helped start-ups to take the first steps. The potential is huge at the moment, but there are of course enough risks. Precisely because in my opinion it is more and more true that professional […] More

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    Bootcamps and talent promotion in esport? Player sale possible?

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    A few months ago I published an article on the subject of transfer fees in esport. In the meantime, when advising esports teams, both in business and in law, I am increasingly getting the question of what it actually looks like to set up performance centres in order to become a regular junior for my […] More

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    Esport law – how can I help?

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    I have been asked many times recently in which questions of esport I can help as a lawyer. The answer is simple, because basically in all 😉 But of course I am better suited to one or the other team than to others. To do this, you should be aware of what goals you actually […] More

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    Stop running after the DOSB!

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    As many have already noticed, I am usually quite neutral and report on the latest judgments and developments in IT and media law. It’s not often that I get carried away with comments. Today, however, a short comment from me (which is included in my articles here and here.) My comment is based on the […] More

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    Esport Teams: Chance of an Investor?

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    Yesterday I published an article on investors and sponsors in esport teams. As promised, I would like to devote a little time to individual sub-areas in the following articles. Since chronology never a bad idea I, I start with investors. In doing so, I put forward the steep thesis that professional and commercially successful esport […] More

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    Can Esport Teams be booted?

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    Based on a Twitter discussion, I would like to publish a few articles about building and managing esport teams in the next few days. I am consulting with some teams and based on my 20 years of experience as a consultant and my own entrepreneur, I trust myself to claim that in the current time […] More

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    Influencer jurisdiction and esport teams

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    Based on my last posts on influencers and social media, as well as the identification of advertising posts and the like, I would like to briefly remind you today that the underlying legal questions and court decisions, almost without exception also esport teams. If an esport team finances itself through one or more sponsors, this […] More

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    Esport Association for the Promotion of Youth?

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    As already explained in this article, the key point in assessing whether an association can be recognized as a non-profit organization is paragraph 52 of the Tax Code. As also mentioned here and here, a classification under 21. the promotion of sport (chess is considered a sport); due to the DOSB’s decision. Which is not […] More

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    Esport teams and missing paychecks?

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    Yesterday I happened to be aware of this post at 99Damage. After that, the Team Bluejays will have massive outposts with players and other team members. Although I do not wish to comment on the content of the post, I would like to take this opportunity to take a few legal considerations on various issues […] More

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    Broadcasting State Treaty and Esport Streams?

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    Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion in the games industry about whether professional YouTubers or Twitch streamers may need a broadcasting license. The topic is no longer cooked so hot, as the current draft of the new Broadcasting State Treaty provides for large exceptions for streamers. After that, a new […] More

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    DOSB and Esport: My comment on the comment

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    Yesterday I published my comment on the current decision of the DOSB. On news and on social media, there was actually mostly good criticism for the content, but also some questions and criticisms. Since the discussion on the topic continues on Twitter, I would like to add a few points and at the same time […] More

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    DOSB and Esport: A commentary

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    Introduction Currently, the DOSB’s decision on esport is being discussed very controversially. I would also like to take this opportunity to make a brief statement on this, with a few testimonials from both a lawyer who regularly drafts player contracts and a consultant who has helped teams professionalise, to bring in. Unfortunately, the discussion quickly […] More

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