Welcome to the Esports Trade Association

Providing a Unified Voice for the Esports Industry

About the Esports Trade Association

Our mission is to bring together the players, teams, leagues, and stakeholders in the esports space to support and strengthen sustainable growth for the industry. Our communication channels include an annual conference, newsletter, and SLACK channel; all of which offer our members an opportunity to network and collaborate for the betterment of the industry.

The Esports Trade Association is a 501(c6) non-profit entity comprised of a variety of businesses that have an interest in esports. We’re run by an elected Board of Directors who oversee various committees which serve our membership. We provide our membership with research, industry awards, legislative advocation, networking, and sponsorship opportunities.

I’d Like To Become A Member

The ESTA is currently granting membership on an invite only basis. If you’re interested in us, we’re interested in you! We’d love to talk with you about joining our organization. Our current enrollment is free. Contact us to learn more.

Want To Learn More about Esports?

There are more than 215M people globally interested in Esports. The global phenomena has grown to over a $1B a year industry. Our association can give you the in-depth research and data you’re looking for. Just reach out.

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Newzoo Report: Top 25 Public Game Companies Exceeded $100B in 2018
June 24th, 2019

The top 25 public companies by game revenue generated $107.3B USD in 2018, the highest ever. Tencent, Sony, Microsoft, Apple, and Activision Blizzard top the list by game revenue. Console games account for 38% of revenue for the top 25 companies in this report. Newzoo has calculated the top 25 public companies by game revenue […]

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Simplicity Esports open Boca Raton gaming arena
Simplicity Esports open Boca Raton gaming arena
June 21st, 2019

  North American esports organisation Simplicity has opened its first esports gaming arena in Boca Raton, Florida. The launch of the gaming facility is the first of five in a broader partner program across the country. As part of the launch, Simplicity has opened the arena to all patrons to test out the equipment for […]

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Open Seats Available: Access and Awareness for Women in Esports
Open Seats Available: Access and Awareness for Women in Esports
June 18th, 2019

  As the ​founder of Esports Trade Association (ESTA)​ and owner of the association management company, Van Petten Group, Megan Van Petten has her finger on the pulse of the burgeoning industries of management and esports. Van Petten states, “​I saw the esports industry as promising uncharted territory, and by bringing the players, teams, leagues, […]

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June 17th, 2019

  For fans of car-soccer, yesterday’s news hit like a rocket-powered bump out of nowhere: after nearly two decades of independence, Rocket League developer Psyonix has been acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games . The companies had worked together long ago, when Psyonix was primarily a support studio before Rocket League’s success, but it was […]

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ESTA Member Benefits

Networking Opportunities
Business Advocacy
Legislative Affairs
Industry Research & Data
Sponsorships & Advertising
Esports Industry Education
Membership Directory
Awards & Recognition