“It’s in the Law”: eSports and Law – UnCheating Cheaters
Author: Oleksandr Volkov, Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Rodolphe Ruffié, Oleksandr "ZeroGravity" Kokhanovskyi, Stepan "DonStepan" Shulga, Leonid Shmatenko, Nick Williams, Mickey Ingles, Ian Smith, Michele Verroken
Source: Asters, Clifford Chance, Peter & Kim and Morgan Law

During the webinar both legal professionals and practitioners from the eSports industry addressed the burning topics of eSports – match-fixing and doping (edoping). The speakers and moderators from three continents engaged in hot discussions and shared their unique experience with practical cases arising from eSports and conventional sports industries. Being one of the first such events, it is a good indication that the industry matures and grows, which inevitably leads to more sophisticated regulations aimed at solving existent issues in eSports.

Panel 1: Match Fixing in eSports

Moderator: Rodolphe Ruffie, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, Perth, Australia


1. Oleksandr "ZeroGravity" Kokhanovskyi, Head UPEA and founder NAVI, Ukraine

2. Stepan "DonStepan" Shulga, Head of cybersports at Parimatch, Ukraine

3. Markiyan Kliuchkovskiy, partner, Asters Law Firm, Kyiv, Ukraine

4. Ian Smith, Commissioner, ESIC, Shrewsbury, England

5. Mickey Ingles, Lawyer & Professor, Ingles Laurel Calderon & Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines

Panel 2: Doping and eDoping in eSports

Moderator: Leonid Shmatenko, Associate, Peter & Kim, Geneva, Switzerland


1. Nick Williams, Barrister, Morgan Law, London, England

2. Michele Verroken, Non - Executive Director - Anti-Doping, ESIC, Shrewsbury, England

3. Oleksandr Volkov, Counsel, Asters Law Firm, Kyiv, Ukraine

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