Not sure where else to put this, since the rules on the “Tournaments” threads seem so strict.
Can anyone give me some insight into what kind of legal ramifications there are to hosting a tournament? It’s pretty clear that unless otherwise authorized, public performance is not something you’re licensed to do once you buy a game, and I’m no legal genius, but I assume that it gets even more complicated when you’re talking about entry fees and cash prizes (i.e. someone is profiting in some way off the public exhibition of said game). Are there official channels one goes through in order to get the necessary license for these kinds of things? Or are most tournaments not associated with the publisher just slipping under the radar?