run your esports business with e-⁠Residency

    Estonia is the best place to register a company for your esports business. With e-⁠Residency, you can start and run an EU company 100% online and easily manage your esports team or activities.

    What is e-⁠Residency and how can it help esports entrepreneurs?

    E-Residency is your digital key to doing business easily
    • Access Estonia’s advanced e-services and business environment with a government-issued e-Residency digital ID
    • Register a company online, sign documents digitally, and run business remotely from anywhere in the world
    • Join 90 000 e-residents from around the world who have established over 20 000 companies in Estonia
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    Who in esports can benefit from e-⁠Residency?

    • Game developers & publishers
    • Esport teams
    • Competitive gamers
    • Brands & sponsors
    • Content creators (i.e. Streamer)
    • League & tournament operators
    • Broadcast media
    • Investors

    Why register a company for your esports activities?

    • Operate on a professional level
    • Access business banking 
    • Find investors for your business
    • Manage intellectual property (logo, name) and physical assets (office, computer)
    • Sign contracts with team members and sponsors.

    Contract templates

    Esports teams should be able to focus on winning the next tournament, and not on all the paperwork needed to set up agreements betweens players and sponsors. We developed model documents for agreements between the Player and the Team as well as Sponsors and organisers of tournaments that you can tailor to your needs. These versions of the documents were published in June 2022.  

    The templates are meant as reference material for those interested in establishing their esports relations in Estonia with the help of the e-⁠Residency infrastructure and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. You should consult your professional adviser for legal or other advice. Estonian Business and Innovation Agency and e-⁠Residency are not liable for any contractual, tortious or other damage or loss arising from the use of or inability to use this template or any provision set out therein or for any action or decision taken as a result of using this template or for any omission resulting from using this template.
    Sponsorship agreement
    Player agreement (short term)
    Player agreement (long term)
    By downloading or accessing any document, you agree that the document you download or access may only be used by you for your personal or business use and may not be sold, redistributed or republished (including on another website) without the express written consent of e-Residency.
    What if disputes arise in your esports journey? We collaborate with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center to offer specialized dispute resolution options that are particularly suitable for intellectual property and tech disputes.
    WIPO Options for esports Disputes

    How to start your esports business with e-Residency?

    1. 1

      Become an e-resident

      Apply online, pay the state fee and choose a pickup location for your digital ID card. State fee: €100 Timeline: 3-8 weeks

      Apply online
    2. 2

      Register a company

      Register your private limited company (OÜ) online. State fee: €265 Timeline: up to 24 hrs

    3. 3

      Find services you need to start and run your company

      You need a legal address and a contact person service to register your company and business banking account to run your company. Cost: Find service providers and prices on our Marketplace

      Discover service providers

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