IJESPORTS talks to Justin Jacobson (The Jacobson Firm)
Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. is an entertainment and esports attorney based in New York City. For the last decade, he has handled all the legal and business matters for professional athletes, musicians, DJs, producers, fashion designers and other creative talent. In the last five years, he also expanded into the esports and gaming space working with professional gamers, streamers, coaches, teams, and other companies in the esports and gaming space, including brands. He has negotiated player, streamer, and coach deals with many major esports organizations and teams and in many competitive esports titles, including the Overwatch League and the Call of Duty Pro League. He also teaches esports business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Justin has written the forthcoming book, The Essential Guide to the Business & Law of Esports & Professional Video Gaming, available for sale in March 2021. He has been published and featured in many industry publications, including The Esports Observer, Esports Insider, Sport Techie, Business Insider and Esports Talk.