RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Call for Blogs on E-Sports

Deadline: 30th June, 2019

About RSRR

The RGNUL Student Research Review (formerly known as“RGNUL Student Law Review”) is a bi-annual, student-run, peer-reviewed journal based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.

It is the flagship journal managed by the students of the University. It has been founded with the objective of facilitating arguments in black and white. Legal Research skills form the core of the learning process in any dimension of law.


The Editorial Board in association with IKIGAI Law invites submissions for the RSRR Blog Series on “Regulating E-Sports: Paving the Road Ahead”.


  1. Legal Recognition of E-Sports as a Sport and medal event at international events;
  2. Need for Regulation of E-Sports (Eg: Statutory, Self-Regulatory etc.);
  3. Determining the distinction between E-Sports and Gambling;
  4. E-Sports and Intellectual Property Protections (Issues related to thin line difference 
between adaptation and copyright infringement, competition law principles vis-à-vis game publisher’s IP rights, etc.);
  5. Regulation of Online Streaming and Broadcasting Rights For E-Sports;
  6. The menace of betting, match-fixing and cheating over E-Sports;
  7. Skill building and learning through engagement in E-Sports;
  8. Understanding ‘E-Doping’ and need for fair competition in E-Sports;
  9. Intermediary liability vis- à-vis E-Sports hosted on gaming platforms;
  10. Legal implications of Foreign Court’s decisions on E-Sports in India: Critical Analysis;
  11. Professional E-Sport athletes: Need for recognition of ‘professional athletes’ in E-Sports, 
immigration classification and legal protection;
  12. E-Sports and monetization of data: The privacy rights of players, data localization, 
biometric data, leasing out data, unregulated usage of such data and ownership of 
  13. E-Sports and Contract Management and Enforceability (Eg: Employment, Sponsorship 
  14. E-Sports and Free Speech: Creative freedom in developing and usage of E-Sports;
  15. Taxation issues in operation of E-Sports;
  16. Competition law in E-Sports vis- à-vis Right to Trade

The submissions are, however, not restricted to the aforesaid sub themes, provided they fall within the ambit of the main theme.

Submission Guidelines and Procedure

  • All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, spacing 1.5.
  • All endnotes should be in Garamond 10, single-spaced.
  • Margins: Left 1.5 Inch, Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.
  • Word Limit for each post is a maximum of 1800-2100 words (exclusive of endnotes).
  • Please ensure inclusion of endnotes instead of footnotes. A uniform style of citation is 
necessary for acceptance.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and e-mail for future reference. [Participants are requested to not put their name anywhere in the main manuscript]
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  • The manuscripts must be e-mailed to [email protected]
  • The subject should be titled “Submission for RSRR Blog Series: E-Sports”.
  • All selected entries shall be e-published on the RSRR Blog Series.
  • E-certificates will be awarded to the authors of each published blog.
  • Co-authorship of maximum of 2 is permitted.
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated 
in the submitted Manuscript.
  • In the case of gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the 
manuscript shall be subject to rejection.
  • Copyright of all blog posts shall remain with RGNUL Student Research Review and 
IKIGAI Law. All Moral Rights shall vest with the author(s).


The last date of submission is 30th June, 2019.

For Any Query:

In case of any query, contact [email protected]

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RSRR’s website can be accessed at  CLICK HERE 

Previous Blog Series are available at CLICK HERE  

Furthermore, the Editors-in-Chief can be contacted:

Aryan Babele (9926041054)

Shrey Nautiyal (7988767598)