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NBA 2K League 101: An Introduction To The NBA’s Fourth League By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the global explosion and continued expansion of esports and professional gaming, one of the world’s most profitable traditional sports leagues, the National Basketball Association (NBA) established their fourth league, the NBA 2K League. The new competitive gaming league...
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On May 17, 2018, esports business podcast, Disrupt interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. for Episode 5 of its Disrupt Podcast. In his interview, Justin discusses the firm’s prior work in esports law as well as explored some esports tax matters and the potential of collective bargaining agreements in esports....
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Why Every Professional Gamer Needs a Team (of Professionals) By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Similar to other talent based industries, including music, television, and sports; professional video game competitors participating in organized esports should have a “team” of competent professionals around them to advise them and to consult with. While this may seem straightforward in...
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Business & Legal Tips for NBA 2K League & Pro Esports Players By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. With the launch of the NBA 2K league, 102 of the world’s top NBA 2K players will now earn a six month salary, receive first-class housing accommodations and will be eligible for a variety of benefits, including health,...
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On April 2, 2018, Central Florida esports company, High Point Gamer interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. as part of its “Gamers Wanted” interview segment. In his interview, Justin discusses the benefits of legal representation in esports as well as explores the upcoming NBA 2K League season. Check the full...
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On March 10th, 2018, UK esports business internet radio station, Frag Radio interviewed Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., Vice-President at The Jacobson Firm, P.C. as part of its esports Business hours with Mitch Reames. Justin’s interview starts at minute 29 of the broadcast.  He discusses the drama surrounding the announcement of the inaugural NBA2K League draft...
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The Rise Of The Sponsored Professional Gamer By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. If you browse your Twitter feed or turn on your local news, you are sure to see something related to esports. While the mainstream media and the non-endemic brands of the world are finally catching up, the trend of utilizing video game content...
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Esports Biz 101: Business & Legal Considerations for Professional Esports Organizations & Teams By Justin M. Jacobson Many new esports teams and organizations have joined the competitive circuit in the past 12 months. This is due to the continued global development of esports business as well as its expansion into newly created games and into...
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Esports Biz 101: Why A Player Representative And Where They Fit In? By Justin M, Jacobson, Esq. Transparency is vital and so let’s start with a full disclaimer; I’m an esports player representative, so this may seem like a “pitch”, which in a way it undoubtedly is. However it is also meant to spotlight persistent...
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Pros and cons? Thoughts on the Overwatch League ‘new teams’ decision By Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. This weekend, game developer, Activision Blizzard announced that the new teams in its “Overwatch League” will be compromised of newly established teams with the league owning the rights to these created teams. This new move has wide-spread impact, including...
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