Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tulip mania? The business of esports and its time in the...

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So you’ve probably heard esports is hot right now. It’s hard to ignore the press and it’s EVERYWHERE, even ESPN (see here). You might have...

Coronavirus and esports – adapting to a new reality

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From LAN to Online The pandemic has brought unique challenges to every industry, and esports has faced its share. Just as with traditional sports, tournaments...

Event Sponsorships, COVID-19 and Force Majeure – Where do we stand?

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COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on commercial operations across all sectors globally. This is no better demonstrated than in the events industry, with...

The Swedish Consumer Agency publishes report on loot boxes and other...

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The SCA states that loot boxes or other gambling-like features in games could be regulated under the Swedish Gambling Act (2018) when prizes from...

First Swedish “Moderate Marketing” Ruling Issued

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The lawsuit and the challenged provisions The Swedish Consumer Ombudsman sued Global Gaming's subsidiary Elec Games for its marketing of the now defunct gambling platform...

News in today: DCMS wants lootboxes regulated as gambling

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The Select Committee of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, & Sport ("DCMS") today published its long-awaited Immersive and addictive digital technologies report (available...

Blockchain Gaming: Buzzwords, bulls and bears

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"Blockchain gaming? Come on. That's a thing now?" The mere mention of the word "blockchain" can trigger conflicting reactions. In some, it creates a starry...

MediaBytes – the last month on MediaWrites: the Copyright Directive, AI...

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We've been catching up with MediaWrites authors about the hottest topics being discussed in the media industry. In the latest instalment of MediaBytes, Katrina...
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Blockchain, smart contracts and esports: a match-winning formula?

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From relatively obscure origins, the advent of cryptocurrency has fuelled a blockchain (or, less catchy, "distributed ledger technology") boom in recent years. This is...

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