Zachary Zaggar of Law360 recently wrote an article titled, “Riot ESports League Looks To Align With Traditional Sports.” A subscription is required to read the full article.
Therein, the discussion surrounded the League of Legends developer and publisher deciding to adopt a franchise model. The assumption is that it is trying to frame esports in a similar fashion as traditional sports.
Heitner Legal lawyer Darren Heitner was quoted therein as an attorney with experience representing various individuals and entities in the space. His believe is that the franchise model will hedge a lot of the perceived risk attached to the still widely unknown esports industry.