Logan McLean, Esports Advisor, for NGame Esports talks about the lack of regulation in esports.
On September 23-24th, the Esports Regulatory Congress will take place at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel in Barcelona, Spain. What topics do you think should be a priority for this event?
There are different types of regulation set to be discussed, none of which affects the settings in which competitors compete or can compete. Much like political discourse, it will be filled with groups of people pushing their agendas seeking to capitalize on a new opportunity to generate wealth.
In your opinion, what is holding back the progress of regulation within esports?
Events like the Esports Regulatory Congress are the very thing that is holding regulation in the industry back. Such events are large gatherings of people, some of whom have no industry experience, who come together to talk about the theory of concepts and imagined legislation. These people, who cannot act upon and implement what they are theorizing, for they are not a governing body and therefore they have no jurisdiction.