Season 3, Episode 2 Worksheet


Gamers Change Lives Podcast
Season 3 Episode 2 Worksheet
”Esports and the Law”
Guest: Andre Moreira

Consider these questions to get more from the content in the podcast episode:

Part 1: Multiple Choice Questions

Which of the following is not a common legal issue in esports?

  1. a) Player contracts
  2. b) Intellectual property infringement
  3. c) Sponsorship deals
  4. d) Product liability

Which of the following is a common form of legal protection for intellectual property in esports?

  1. a) Patents
  2. b) Trademarks
  3. c) Copyrights
  4. d) All of the above

What is the legal status of esports in most countries?

  1. a) It is not regulated
  2. b) It is regulated as a form of sports
  3. c) It is regulated as a form of gambling
  4. d) It is regulated as a form of entertainment

What is a player contract in esports?

  1. a) A contract between a player and a team
  2. b) A contract between a player and a game publisher
  3. c) A contract between a player and a sponsor
  4. d) A contract between a player and a tournament organizer

Which of the following legal issues is related to player contracts in esports?

  1. a) Labor law
  2. b) Contract law
  3. c) Tort law
  4. d) Property law


Part 2: Short Answer Questions:

  1. Describe the role of a game publisher in esports.
  2. Explain the difference between a copyright and a trademark in the context of esports.
  3. What are the potential legal issues that can arise in esports gambling?
  4. Describe the importance of player contracts in esports.
  5. What are the legal implications of player misconduct in esports tournaments?

Part 3: Essay Question

Discuss the legal challenges faced by esports players and teams, and how these challenges are being addressed by the industry and regulatory bodies. Provide examples to support your answer.

If you would like, take your answers to these questions and post them on the Facebook Group. Check out the answers of others and let them know what you have learned. The best teacher is someone who has been in your shoes.

Note: This exercise worksheet is meant to be a guide for students to learn about esports and the law. This is not legal advice, that should come from your own attorney.