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Analysis

ESports Still Struggling With Top-Heavy Power Structure

Law360, New York (February 24, 2017, 9:54 PM EST) -- The eSports competitive video game playing industry is at a crossroads as its top-heavy power structure leaves game publishers with all the power and teams with little influence, setting up a dynamic at the center of the industry's most pressing legal issues from the rights of players to the distribution of revenue.

The industry, which has exploded in popularity recently, is structured so that game publishers have control over teams, leagues and players, as they own the intellectual property, set up leagues and even determine who...
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