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With league, esports entering a new labor era

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

Now that esports is launching a league with an ownership structure similar to those of the NFL and NBA, it faces the same labor questions that major league team sports worked out decades ago, including age limits and free agency. The Professional eSports Association will begin play in January wit...

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