Esports and Dispute Resolution: It's Time to Have a Serious Conversation

Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., FCIArb, CEDS
Jeffrey G. Benz, Esq., FCIArb, CEDS
JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator, Referee/Special Master, Hearing Officer

Published April 1, 2019

Esports is a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most significant drivers of the youth demographic worldwide; it transcends cultures and ideologies. The industry may be expanding rapidly, but the law is, as ever, a few steps behind. The industry is also rife with the potential for disputes, and any successful company in the esports environment will have to adopt an appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism tailored to the unique aspects of esports. This article will advance the attributes of such an ADR system.

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