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Minors In Pro Esports Bring 3 Critical Legal Considerations

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Minors In Pro Esports Bring 3 Critical Legal Considerations

Law360 (July 23, 2020, 4:55 PM EDT) — With no live sports, more and more people are turning to esports for their fix. This includes sports networks concluding the season online, pro teams maintaining engagement by leveraging their esports franchises for charity, and traditional esports leagues receiving increased coverage in mainstream media outlets.

Even athletes are getting into this, with the recent National Basketball Association’s NBA 2K players tournament as just one prominent example.

But one unexpected consequence of this explosion is the fact that younger players are the stars of esports. A 2017 ESPN study illustrated that esports players are younger than other professional sports, averaging just over…

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