DotX Talent, an esports and gaming agency, has announced the debut of a new service dedicated to arranging player transfers. DotX will work with a set cost of £600 + 5% of the player’s agreed annual wage in order to make the service accessible.
One of the goals of the service, according to Nick Williams, Managing Director of DotX Talent, is to combat conflicts of interest in the esports sector, which are frequently caused by agencies representing both teams and players for commercial transactions. “This service is meant to minimize those problems by offering short-term targeted support just around a transfer or contract renewal,” he explained.
The player transfer service was unveiled four months after Morgan Sports Law, a law business based in London, formed the agency. Clients currently include Complexity Gaming Heathstone player Matthijs ‘Theo’ Lieftink, South African caster Sam ‘Tech Girl’ Wright, and a variety of content providers.
“We believe it is vital that professional players have all the information they need when considering signing into a contract to ensure their rights are protected,” said Mitsouko Anderson, Head of Partnerships at DotX.
“We hope to do this by providing accessible advice that clients can trust, thanks to our unique mix of Morgan Sports Law’s legal expertise and DotX’s esports-specific understanding.”
Services that cater to the special needs of this sector will continue to emerge as esports increases and becomes more professional. Even though DotX was not the first to offer a player transfer service, it continues to open up more opportunities for competitors. With Morgan Sports Law’s experience on its side, the agency is expected to create a precedent that will be followed.