Having become a booming sector and a million-dollar business with millions of fans, electronic sports or e-Sports are basically video game, wrestling and football competitions. In Spain, 10% of the population takes part in or watches online e-Sports competitions.
In the process of consolidating itself as a powerful industry, electronic sports face a number of legal challenges, such as regulation, legal form, gambling or intellectual property issues. In Spain, law firms are specialising more and more in this world. According to Spanish specialized newspaper Confilegal, ONTIER stands out as one of the main law firms in the e-Sports sector, together with Garrigues, Andersen, Écija and BDO Abogados. The digital newspaper highlights the 'Legal Guide on Sports. Present and future of e-Sports regulation in Spain. 2018 Edition,' drafted by ONTIER in cooperation with the Liga de Videojuegos Profesionales, also highlighting the role played by our colleague Joaquín Muñoz, as a specialist lawyer.