Welcome to the Esports Trade Association

Providing a Unified Voice for the Esports Industry

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Our mission is to bring together the players, teams, leagues, businesses, and stakeholders in the esports space to support and strengthen sustainable growth for the industry. Our communication channels include an annual conference, newsletter, and a Slack channel; all of which offer our members an opportunity to 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 discounts, networking, educational and professional development resources, research, industry awards, legislative advocation, and sponsorship opportunities.

I’d Like To Become A Member

The ESTA is currently granting membership on an application only basis. If you’re interested in us, we’re interested in you! We’d love to talk with you about joining. Contact us to learn more or check out our member benefits.

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.

100 Thieves Investor Raises $100 Million Esports Fund
100 Thieves Investor Raises $100 Million Esports Fund
December 13th, 2019

Topline: Artist Capital Management, a private equity firm with stakes in esports teams 100 Thieves and Washington Justice, closed a $100 million fund for investments in esports. The Artist Esports Edge Fund will be used to help institutional investors get into the esports industry as it becomes more formalized, with leagues like Call of Duty beginning […]

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Owners say esports lessons transfer to traditional sports
Owners say esports lessons transfer to traditional sports
December 9th, 2019

Traditional sports team owners say they are seeing crossover benefits from investing in esports, applying lessons they learn from one realm to the other. Team owners from every major sport in the U.S. have entered competitive gaming in recent years, largely with franchised leagues owned by Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Riot Games. Families from traditional sports that […]

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Investing in esports just got a lot easier
Investing in esports just got a lot easier
December 6th, 2019

New York (CNN Business) Esports are filling basketball arenas, airing on major cable TV networks and attracting sponsorship dollars from blue chip companies. So it should come as no surprise that Wall Street is looking to cash in on the popularity of the ESL, Overwatch League, League of Legends World Championship and other esports events […]

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‘Awful Business’ Or The New Gold Rush? The Most Valuable Companies In Esports Are Surging
‘Awful Business’ Or The New Gold Rush? The Most Valuable Companies In Esports Are Surging
December 2nd, 2019

The video game lifestyle company has amassed 19 million social followers across YouTube, Twitter and Instagram, more than the Dallas Cowboys (7.2 million) and the New York Yankees (6 million) combined. Last month, it hopped on the esports franchise trend, licensing its name to Atlanta Esports Ventures’s Call of Duty League team, the Atlanta FaZe, […]

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