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Edgar Davids wins lawsuit over League of Legends skin

Edgar Davids, the ex-professional football star for the Dutch national team, has successfully won a lawsuit against League developers Riot Games over the 'Striker Lucian' skin. The skin, which is a purchasable in-game...

Government gives esports massive boost in the Philippines

Esports in the Philippines recently received a massive boost after the government declared its official support for the industry. A statement from the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) was posted on the...
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Esports – Are they sports and why does it matter? A lawyer’s perspective…

Sports or just games? And why does it matter? This is the second article in a series of guest posts by Nick Poggenklaas, who is a sports lawyer at Van Diepen Van...

Lawsuit-threatened company threatens media who reported lawsuit with lawsuit

As news broke of Mobile Legends creators Shanghai Moonton Technology being on the back end of a lawsuit filed on Thursday, the company chose to publish a statement on their title's Facebook page. Lambasting...
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Riot Games targets supposed League of Legends knockoffs in lawsuit

Mobile game developer Shanghai Moonton Technology is in Riot Games' sights for allegedly reproducing copyrighted material from Riot's famous intellectual property, League of Legends. In the lawsuit filed in California on Thursday, Riot...

Senate Bill 240 paves the way for legal esports betting in Nevada

Nevada state governor Brian Sandoval has signed a bill, dubbed Senate Bill 240, amending the pari-mutuel wagering rules and thus paving the way for esports wagering to be legal in Nevada.  The bill...

Blizzard announce Overwatch Contenders with rule-set on cheating, gambling and more

Whilst the world eagerly awaits news of the coveted Overwatch League and exactly what Blizzard have planned for it, the gaming giant has instead announced "Overwatch Contenders", a development league for...
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French government pass legislation to regulate esports player contracts

Each day, esports seem to be getting closer to becoming internationally recognised sports. Today's news comes from France's very own government. As reported by Spanish news outlet Diario AS, the French government...
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Overwatch player and coach booked without detention in South Korea after match fixing

The player manager and coach of Korean Overwatch squad Luminous Solar have been booked without detention in South Korea after attempting to qualify for the OGN Overwatch APEX Challenger Season 2...
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Origen hit with fine by Riot Games

Riot Games issued a $10,700 (£8,300) fine against League of Legends org Origen this week for failing to sign the necessary employment contracts with members of its staff.  These staff members included...