Esports and gaming agency DotX Talent has announced the launch of a dedicated service specifically focused on negotiating player transfers.
Aiming to make the service accessible, DotX will work with a fixed cost of £600, plus five percent of the player’s negotiated annual salary.
One of the objectives highlighted by DotX for the service is to fight conflicts of interest in the esports market, according to Nick Williams, Managing Director of DotX Talent, this is often caused due to agencies representing both teams and players for commercial deals.
He said: “This service is intended to avoid those conflicts by providing short-term targeted support solely around a transfer or contract renewal.”
The player transfer service was announced four months after London-based law firm Morgan Sports Law launched the agency. Currently, the agency’s list of clientele includes Complexity Gaming Heathstone player Matthijs ‘Theo’ Lieftink, South African caster Sam ‘Tech Girl’ Wright, as well as a variety of content creators.
Mitsouko Anderson, Head of Partnerships at DotX, commented: “We think it is critical that professional players have all the information they need when they are thinking about entering into a contract to make sure their rights are protected.
“We aim to accomplish this by offering accessible advice that they can feel confident in, through our unique combination of the legal expertise of Morgan Sports Law and the esports-specific knowledge of DotX.”
Esports Insider says: As esports expands and becomes more professional, services that suit the specific needs of this market will keep appearing. DotX’s player transfer service will provide greater opportunities for competitors. By having Morgan Sports Law’s expertise by its side, it is expected that the agency will set a pattern that will be followed.