Players transfers between esports teams have been happening for a long time. Most top teams now include buy-out clauses in the contracts with their players as a natural part of this. In the context of this article “commercial” is related to the business value derived from a transfer and transaction. Looking at other sports and the media reports on jersey sales and merchandise we can see that the commercial value of transfers is a valid consideration.
2019 has been a big year for esports in the Middle East. We’ve seen local servers, more publishers and larger events come to the region and give players a reason to keep playing. In this article we take a snapshot look at some of the key things that happened in 2019.