A few weeks ago Dylan Walker of Yahoo eSports spoke a bit about the distinction between independent contractors and employees in eSports. As the world of eSports has slowly become more legitimate and professional, teams and companies have started to contract with their workers. Some teams have unwittingly been classifying their workers as independent contractors, and not employees, without considering or simply ignoring the significant legal consequences and penalties they might face.
IRL – tickets now on sale, nominations open – join us at the comeback industry event on September 16th
IRL will be a casual, inclusive event, designed so that anyone and everyone in the industry can attend, meet colleagues, network, and applaud our collective efforts