PROFESSIONAL ESPORTS PLAYERS

 

 

In the esports business there is not always a fair fight. Teams and sponsors are supported by a group of lawyers, which are paid to maximize the interests of their clients. And in practice, these interests are often different from the best interests of the players. 

 

At SPIKE Esports Agency we focus on the business side, while players as our clients can focus on gaming. We do all we can to maximize the value of players and to make sure that they are not trapped in bad deals.

What we at SPIKE Esports Agency are bringing to the esports industry is fairness and clarity of business arrangements and legal safety for the players. With our player-centric mindset, we put players first. This is where they should always be. 

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SERVICES WE OFFER:

REPRESENTATION

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Representing players in front of teams and sponsors

Negotiating on-field contracts

 

Helping to avoid bad deals

Support in solving disputes with teams and sponsors

Taking care of the well-being of players

Giving business advice about career opportunities

LEGAL SUPPORT

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A team of lawyers reviewing every document

Drafting contracts and other legal documentation

 

Setting and implementing exit strategies from bad deals

Reviewing existing contracts and identifying legal and business risks for players

Advising on the best possible legal architecture in multi-stakeholder deals

HOW DO WE OPERATE?

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CONTACT US

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WE'LL ARRANGE A KICK-OFF CALL

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WE WILL START WORKING ON YOUR MATTER

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REPRESENTATION:

(CLOSING THE DEAL)

 

WE ARE PAID ON A SUCCESS FEE BASIS ONLY:

 

no up-front payments, only a percentage from deals we help to find and/or negotiate (negotiated salary, secured endorsements)

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LEGAL SUPPORT:

 

WE CHARGE AN HOURLY RATE FOR THE WORK WE HAVE DONE

no up-front payments, our hourly rate is between 70,00 and 100,00 EUR, depending on the complexity of the matter.

 

 

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Pogosta vprašanja

What risks am I exposed to as a professional gamer?


Esports teams and sponsors have a lot of lawyers behind them, who draft contracts and other legal documentation in a way that is favorable to them. Quite often, their interests can conflict with the interests of gamers. Consequently, in the worst case scenario after signing a contract, a gamer can be trapped in a deal which is not fair for him or her from several perspectives: a gamer is not entitled to fair payment, they are limited in signing deals with other sponsors, and they are not allowed to manage their own personal brand properly.




Why do I need an agent?


The role of the agent is to look after the player's best interests when negotiating a contract with the team or sponsor or when handling the player's image rights. An agent represents the player, handles paperwork and looks after the legal aspects of the player's professional esports career. In short, having an agent allows the player to focus on gaming, while the business side is taken care of by the agent.




How can I be sure that the agent will be taking care of my best interests?


At Spike Esports Agency we only represent gamers. We do not represent teams or sponsors. In that way there are no conflicts of interest between the interests of gamers we represent and other stakeholders. In addition, we only get paid a percentage from agreed deals between players and teams or sponsors, so it is also in our best interest to negotiate the best possible deal for each player we represent.




In which cases should I approach your agency?


If you are an established esports player and would like to get out of or renegotiate an existing deal, or sign a new contract with other sponsors, we can help you with that. If you are entering the professional esports industry and would like to seal your first deal, we can negotiate with the team or sponsor on your behalf. When somebody offers you a document to sign, contact us for advice on what to do in order to avoid any legal traps.




If I approach your agency, am I in any way committed to you?


No. In case we will be representing you in front of a team or sponsor, you as a player will have the final call if you would like to close the deal. We cannot and will not force you to sign anything and you are not required to pay us anything, except in the case of a successfully negotiated deal.




Do I need to be a professional esports player to approach you?


Yes, we represent and offer legal support services only to professional esports players or to amateur players expecting to sign their first professional contract.




Can you represent esports players from all over the world?


Yes, our scope of operations is not limited to specific countries. Our agency can represent you in front of teams and sponsors from every country of the planet.




How do I hire you as my agent?


Contact us and we will organize a kick-off call to get a better picture of your case, then we will start building a strategy for the next steps.





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