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Esports Industry Labor, Employment Law Concerns

One of the issues facing the esports industry is the classification of professional players as employees versus independent contractors. This issue is of particular concern for companies operating competitive esports teams and/or using the services of content creators.


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The esports industry is a breed apart. The novelty, dynamism and creativity that has spurred its remarkable growth in recent years differentiates it from most other industries. In 2021, the global esports market was valued reportedly at just over $1.08 billion, an almost 50% increase from the previous year.

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