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Competitive Gaming Agency Versus Sports Buys TTG ESports, Gains "Madden" Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 09 / 17

Esports agency Versus Sports has acquired TTG eSports, a year-old agency specializing in representing players in EA Sports’ Madden title. TTG Founder & Owner Sam Abouhasira will join Versus as VP/Team Operations, said Versus Founder & CEO Manny Anekal. “Sam’s focus on Madde...

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Octagon Relocates HQ Back To Stamford

Octagon recently moved its HQ from Norwalk to Stamford, Conn., and the decision for Octagon represents a "return to its roots," according to Paul Schott of the STAMFORD ADVOCATE. The late June opening of the waterfront hub in the Shippan Landing complex "represents one of the city’s large ...

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Fegan Attorney: ISE Claims "Fake News"

Independent Sports & Entertainment alleged in court documents that former President of Basketball Dan Fegan violated his non-compete agreement and a state judge' temporary restraining order, but the NBA agent's attorney disputed that claim, calling it "fake news." It is the latest twist in the b ...

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Signs With CAA

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has signed with CAA Sports for all off-the-field endeavors, including film, television, endorsements, speaking, business development, digital marketing and philanthropy. A team of agents across CAA will represent Rodgers. He was formerly represented by Excel Sports Managemen ...

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Excel, CAA Lead NBA Draft Selections

Excel Sports Management and CAA tied for the most picks in the first round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft, with each agency representing four players. Excel last year led the way with six first-round picks, while CAA last year also represented four first-rounders. Other agencies with multiple ...

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Fegan Sues ISE's Ratner, Other Agency Execs

NBA agent Dan Fegan has filed a lawsuit against Independent Sports & Entertainment President & CEO Hank Ratner and other employees of that company alleging fraud and interference with contractual relations. He is asking for damages of at least $30M. ISE fired Fegan on March 10 and the two si ...

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Pat Dye Suing Jimmy Sexton In Agent Dispute

SportsTrust Advisors Founder & CEO Pat Dye Jr. is suing CAA football agent Jimmy Sexton "following the dissolution of their partnership" in '11, according to Creg Stephenson of AL.com. Sexton is "accused of stealing away key clients" when he left SportsTrust Advisors for CAA in ' ...

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Fultz Signs With I AM Sports & Entertainment

I AM Sports & Entertainment has signed Univ. of Washington G Markelle Fultz, who is expected to be the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, for representation on- and off-the-court. NBA agent Raymond Brothers, founder of I AM Sports & Entertainment, is representing Fultz. Brothers told T ...

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Former ISE Agent Opens Dynasty Sports Group

Aylton Tesch, one of two NBA agents who left ISE after the agency fired Dan Fegan, has set up a new agency called Dynasty Sports Group. Tesch, who resigned from ISE on March 13, filed the paperwork to register Dynasty Sports Group as an LLC with the California Secretary of State's office on March 24 ...

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Arbitrator Denies ISE Request In Fegan Case

NBA agent Dan Fegan has won a round against former employer ISE, as an arbitrator has denied the agency's request for a preliminary injunction. This means Fegan is free to continue providing representation and counsel to current and future players. He also has no restrictions on establishing hi ...

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Federal Court Rules Against Fegan In ISE Fight

An L.A. federal court judge yesterday ruled against NBA agent Dan Fegan and in favor of his former employer, Independent Sports & Entertainment, sending the bitter legal battle back to state court. Judge Andre Birotte Jr. denied Fegan's motion to dismiss ISE's legal action against him. Birotte a ...

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