Insurance Solutions for the Esports and Gaming Industry
Esports is an exciting, high-growth industry focused on competitive, organized gaming at the professional level featuring teams, leagues and tournaments. The industry is relatively new, and constantly evolving, making it difficult for businesses and competitive gamers themselves to fully understand all potential risks and carry sufficient protection. It can also be challenging for traditional coverage solutions to keep pace and adequately protect from new risks as they emerge.
Johnson, Kendall & Johnson (JKJ) offers strategic risk management and customized insurance solutions for the complex business landscape of esports and gaming. We protect game developers, publishers, leagues, teams and tournament organizers. Our roots in sports and entertainment are deep, so when it came to esports, we quickly identified the coverage opportunities the industry would demand, including those focused on media and cyber liability, event cancellations, active assailants, and representations & warranties. We also protect the esports athletes who make their living in the industry. Professional gamers are at risk of physical injury, like carpal tunnel syndrome, and mental health disorders. These ailments are just two examples that may require short- and/or long-term disability insurance solutions for the athlete should he or she be prevented from competition or other work in the industry of esports.
In 2021 we formed a strategic partnership with SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory (SSCSA), a sports consulting group and part of SeventySix Capital, a sports venture capital firm investing in sports betting, esports, and the extended sports technology space, to create education and best serve the industry with comprehensive, creative risk management solutions.