G2 Esports and University of Augsburg partner to advance esports law

G2 Esports and the Research Center for Esports Law at the University of Augsburg have announced a cooperation agreement regarding esports-related law.

The partnership will see the two parties share information on the subject and collaborate to organise and host relevant events together.

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Peter Mucha, Chief Operating Officer at G2 Esports, commented in a release: “It’s a privilege to work with the Research Center for Esports Law of the University of Augsburg and offer our expertise to their students and research. As an esports organisation with a full-time in-house legal counsel, we are delighted to cooperate with a research center at the forefront of esports law development and embed ourselves in activities and conversation that will significantly shape the rapidly growing ecosystem of the esports industry, their professionals, and its legal implications in the future.

“Headquartered in Berlin, G2 Esports is an active participant in local politics and academics and we see this partnership as a continuation of our efforts to add value to the sectors that intersect with esports.”

G2 Esports went to the University of Augsburg for a guest lecture this past January, which ultimately led to this ongoing partnership. The Research Center for Esports Law was founded in January 2019, and serves as a resource for governments, associations, and companies in and around the esports space.

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Prof. Dr. Martin Maties, Director of the Research Center for Esports Law, added: “Practice and academia should not be separate worlds. Academia needs information from practice and practice needs the research results of academia. Therefore, it is important that both sides are in constant and productive dialogue.”

Esports Insider says: As the esports industry further professionalises, it will be all the more essential to have standardised practices when it comes to esports law and disputes. Bringing together top academic minds and one of the most prominent esports organisations could help make significant strides in that area.