‘A Practical Guide to the Law of Esports’ by Rob Lucas


Paperback: 978-1-912687-80-0
Published: June 2020
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There has been a global rise in the prominence of esports and these have quickly become a huge industry, with the top players becoming worldwide stars. But what are esports, how do they operate and what legal implications are there in this new sports field?

This book will help you to demystify the world of esports and understand the key legal considerations which apply in esports.


Rob Lucas is a partner at Gateley Legal. His work in the sports, media and entertainment sectors includes advising sports governing bodies and clubs, advising management agencies, undertaking work regarding setting up tournaments, advising on the sponsorship of and image rights of professional sportsmen and women and in the production and licensing of music, animation and film. Rob has rare expertise in respect of social gaming and the gambling of virtual items and skins as well as esports.


Chapter One – Introduction
Chapter Two – Regulation of Esports
Chapter Three – Esports Teams
Chapter Four – Esports Tournaments and Competitions
Chapter Five – Unfair Advantages
Chapter Six – Social Gaming