In the wake of new punishment standards for match-fixing and other cheating, the ESIC and ESL have lifted some previous, high-profile bans.
In a move that legitimizes its thousands of professional players, France has established a legal definition for being an esports athlete.
Valve, a giant in the esports industry, is under investigation by the European Commission over potential anti-competitive practices.
With the esports industry growing bigger every day, countries are showing an increasing amount of initiative to bring more structure to competitive gaming.
The Washington State Gambling Commission ordered game maker Valve to stop the transfer of skins for gambling activities through its Steam platform.