The eSports economy is expanding, with forecasts that by 2020 it will be in the billions of dollars. Growth is expected in all categories: media rights, advertising, sponsorship, merchandise, tickets and game publishing fees.
With those predictions in mind, DLA Piper has formed an eSports Team to advise on all facets of the industry. We provide a full range of business legal services to many of the world's major stakeholders in the global intersection of sports, media and entertainment. Among our clients are sports leagues, bodies and teams; media and entertainment companies; organizers of world events; corporate sponsors, financiers, developers and investors; and other commercial parties.
They come to us for advice on broadcast and media rights sales; IP protection and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; disputes and controversies; development of and compliance with international and domestic regulations; development and financing of stadiums and arenas; and other finance and transactional matters.