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2019

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The Challenges Of Implementing A Governing Body For Regulating Esports, Jacqueline Martinelli May 2019

The Challenges Of Implementing A Governing Body For Regulating Esports, Jacqueline Martinelli

University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review

This paper will discuss the recent growth in the esports industry and the challenges in developing a single regulatory model. Currently, there are multiple organizations that claim to govern the esports industry, but they all cover different areas of the sport which causes them to lack cohesion. These organizations lack the enforcement mechanism needed to back up the regulations that they propose. This creates a legitimacy issue at the same time that concerns over corruption continue to grow. These considerations make clear that there needs to be a single regulatory body to oversee the esports industry to preserve the legitimacy ...