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The Legal Validity of E-Sports as a Sport

The Legal Validity of E-Sports as a Sport
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Author(s): Reyhan Mir (Independent Researcher, Spain)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 23
Source title: Law, Ethics, and Integrity in the Sports Industry
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Konstantinos Margaritis (University of Crete, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5387-8.ch005


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The chapter aims to investigate the e-sports phenomenon and analyze its legal relevance and validity with the traditional sports world. The chapter looks to provide the current framework of the e-sports field and its potential to be a sport, followed by the legal challenges it faces towards being possibly recognized as one. The second segment of this chapter additionally looks into the regulations currently in place as well as analyzes the minimum changes required in order to ensure the growth of this field. The chapter eventually concludes by analyzing the possible future for the field and suggestions to help facilitate its development.

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