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    Esport: Liability for Cheating and Exploiting

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    Yesterday I promised to submit a brief contribution on the subject of civil or labour liability for cheating and exploiting in esport. The article should be seen as a supplement to my article on Toxic Behaviour (see here) and on the legal issues surrounding matchfixing (see here). Attention But beware. The whole topic of esport […] 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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    Match Fixing in Esport: Legal Consequences?

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    Time and again in esport, accusations arise in individual teams about match fixing, i.e. the deliberate loss of games in order to manipulate rankings and the like or to generate revenue from betting bets. Unlike cheating, match fixing is often not easy to prove. One should therefore be careful with public statements about events(see this […] More

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    Limitation of esport player contracts? *Update*

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    Player contracts On the subject of player contracts, I have already written a lot here on the blog, starting with the absolutely necessary content in this article to the question of what is the difference between employee and freelancer(see here). However, an important topic for permanent employees as well as for freelancers is always the […] More

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    Esports facilities and alcohol?

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    Even if esports men are more likely to be the energy drink consumers, locations such as esports bars or LAN arenas are quite wondering whether it is possible to obtain a permit for the dissenter of alcohol. Of course, this can also increase the turnover as an operator enormously. Gastronomic establishments, such as bars, pubs, […] More

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    Esport: How long can a player contract run?

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    In the context of the questions about transfer fees or talent promotion, professional teams or agencies in esport always ask themselves how long a contract with a player can actually run. Well, there are no clear rules, but normal labour law applies. There is also a massive difference between real employment contracts and marketing contracts […] 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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    As an esportsman only with a lawyer?

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    Last week the Esport-Recht event took place at the University of Augsburg and we discussed a lot of interesting topics, which I will also work on in some articles in the next few days. Fittingly, a dispute between the player Tfue and the team FaZe is escalating in the USA. More news here. Even if […] More

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    Tax law and esport in 6 problem areas

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    Tax law in esports, yes, there is In this post, I would like to summarise a few tax issues relating to esports that have been raised to me in recent months or which have been the subject of questions and discussions. If You are interested and have special requests, I am happy to prepare more […] 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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    Are Esport Players Contracts GtS?

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    Few people know The vast majority of people, let’s say the “non-legally educated” people will probably associate the abbreviation GTC or General Terms and Conditions only with the circumstance of long texts, which no one reads, but everyone nods off. And this is also the rule, because GTC does not have to be agreed at […] More

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    Esport and the concept of sport – let it stay

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    Yesterday the hearing took place in the sports committee of the Bundestag and with a few exceptions no one really wanted to follow the demands of the ESBD and move towards recognizing esport as a sport. A mixture of ignorance, blindness and, certainly, also good lobbying of the DOSB, which wants to protect its own […] More

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    Agent commissions in esport – Attention!

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    In addition to my article from yesterday here, I would also like to add a small outline to commissions from player agents. In the meantime, a number of agencies have also established themselves in esports, for example FIFA players try to mediate to teams/clubs, supervise them as managers and the like. However, these agencies should […] More

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