First Official Esports Law Firm Created
Bryce Blum, a Seattle-based lawyer, has left the firm he currently works for to start his own esports based law firm. "Electronic Sports & Gaming Law" will be the name of this new firm he plans to head, as reported by ESPN's Jacob Wolf.
Blum already has some experience in esports and the legalities of it. He first started making his name back in 2015 when he posted legal advice on Reddit and other outlets regarding some controversial topics. He has gained more and more interest since then, being able to represent some top talent along the way. He currently represents Team SoloMid, Fnatic, Team Dignitas, and Team Liquid, as well as other esports personalities, such as Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles, Paul "Redeye" Chaloner and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist.
"My primary focus with this firm is to go beyond the typical attorney‑client relationship," Blum said. "I've always tried to not just be an external service provider, but an engaged member of the esports community. Under the ESG Law banner, I will build a culture of engagement that will allow us to continue creating legal solutions for a constantly evolving set of challenges throughout the esports space."
It definitely seems like a lot of teams will want Blum and his new firm to represent them in any future esports legal issues.
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