Feb
28

Conference On Gamer Technology Law

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What: The Sixth Annual Two-Day Conference on Gamer Technology Law When: March 31 – April 1, 2011 Where: Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel in Los Angeles, California (map) – Can also attend via Webcast. Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am: Introduction and Overview Seth J. Steinberg, Esq., Program Co-Chair Digital Arts Law /…
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Jan
18

ESPN Knows This Is No Game

It has been almost six full months since I last posted on the video gaming industry. If you are a long-time reader; however, you would know that I am a firm believer that agents have potential to thrive in this niche environment and that endorsements will continue to grow for video gamers. There have even…
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Jun
25

DirecTV Trying To Get Into The Game

Not to brag or anything, but I think that I was a little ahead of the game in predicting the rapid rise of the video gaming industry as a sport (for past video gaming posts, check out the Video Gamers archive). Anyway, the fad sport keeps growing. On November 11, 2006, the USA Network decided…
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Feb
06

Stop Playing Games..

Step aside Hee-Seop Choi and Byung-Hyun Kim and make way for Noh Jae-wook and Jan Jae-ho. Choi and Kim are among the South Korean baseball players that are currently members of MLB teams. Noh Jae-wook and Jan Jae-ho are two South Koreans who hope to take over another American market: Video Gaming. For a long…
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Nov
06

Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Gamer

It’s not the NFL. It’s not the MLB. And it sure as hell is not the NHL (it is even too good for the Outdoor Life Network). This post is focused on the MLG, which will make its debut on the USA Network on November 11th. MLG stands for Major League Gaming, and is a…
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Jul
31

Video Gaming + Coaches…Where Are We Going With This?

Maybe representation of video gamers is in our future. Maybe competitive video gaming will become an Olympic sport. One thing is definite; competitive video gaming is a rapidly growing market. The market has grown to the point that teenage video gaming tutors are earning up to $65 per hour for individual lessons [Want to Get…
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Jun
03

Cyber Athletes Gaining Legitimacy?

On January 25th, 2006, I posted on the potential for Sports Agents to become involved in representing “Video Gamers” in the future. If Video Gaming becomes an Olympic Sport, Sports Agents may be thrust upon the scene sooner than thought. Ted Owen, head of the Global Gaming League (GGL) is determined to introduce competitive video…
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Jan
25

Representation of “Cyber Athletes”?

On Sunday, 60 minutes ran a story on Johnathan Wendel, who they proclaim is the best video gamer in the world. He makes his living playing video games, has been a pro for 6 years, and has won over $300,000 from tournaments alone. But how is this a sport and where is the money to…
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