Current Legal Issues in Video Games and Esports
By Yen-Shyang Tseng
Yen-Shyang Tseng is an appellate attorney at Horvitz & Levy LLP in Burbank.
The year 2019 marked incredible growth in video games and esports. Video games generated an estimated $152.1 billion in revenue, a nearly 10% increase from 2018, while esports are estimated to have generated $1.1 billion, about a 30% increase. Forbes recently estimated two top esports teams, Cloud9 and Team SoloMid, are now worth $400 million each, up from $310 and $250 million the year before.