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  1. Legal news
    24 November 2016
    Esports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2016/uk/esports-betting-the-uk-gambling-commission-provides-some-insight-and-flexes-its-muscles

    As the popularity of skin betting and other forms of gambling relating to esports continues to grow - and with one eye on the intervention of the Washington State Gambling Commission in respect of Valve's online ...

  2. Legal news
    29 August 2017
    The esports revolution: recognising and protecting the workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/the-esports-revolution-recognising-and-protecting-the-workforce

    The business of 'esports' – a collective term for organised, competitive video gaming undertaken on an increasingly professional basis – is booming, with global audiences, wide commercial engagement and global revenues ...

  3. Legal news
    28 June 2017
    Child protection and esports
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/child-protection-and-esports

    Sport in the UK has recently been under the spotlight in relation to allegations of child abuse, in particular in the context of allegations of historical abuse. This has rightly served to highlight the critical ...

  4. Legal news
    05 May 2017
    Esports broadcasting – a difficult balance to strike
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/uk/esports-broadcasting-difficult-balance-to-strike

    Esports has a large, global and rapidly growing viewership. In December 2016, 43 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the League of Legends world finals.

  5. Legal news
    06 October 2017
    Esports Sponsorship Deals: what to look out for
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/esports-sponsorship-deals-what-to-look-out-for

    Esports is a truly global phenomenon, with some analysts estimating worldwide viewership at approximately 300 million, potentially rising to 500 million by 2020.

  6. Legal news
    11 May 2018
    Esports: Exclusivity in an open ecosystem
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/esports-exclusivity-in-an-open-ecosystem

    The continued growth of esports is seeing rights holders, licensees and fans searching for a new equilibrium between maintaining an open and collaborative esports ecosystem on the one hand; and seeking to innovate to ...

  7. Legal news
    12 June 2018
    Levelling the playing field in Esports – Dutch image rights in games
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/levelling-the-playing-field-in-esport

    In 2017, the District Court of Amsterdam ruled in a case where the portrait of former Dutch football player Edgar Davids was used in the video game 'League of Legends' without his permission.

  8. Twobirds news
    07 February 2019
    Bird & Bird launches a complimentary legal support service in partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/uk/bird-and-bird-launches-a-complimentary-legal-support-service

    International law firm Bird & Bird launches an innovative complimentary legal support service in partnership with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC), a not for profit esports members' association.