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.

Colleges are starting degrees in esports, with $36,000 programs
Colleges are starting degrees in esports, with $36,000 programs
November 15th, 2019

On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It’s their introduction to the degree in esports they’ve enrolled in. The group clicking away on their mice are at the University of Staffordshire, one of several U.K. and U.S. schools launching programs […]

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Rick Fox Leaves Echo Fox, Able To Pursue Other Opportunities In Esports
Rick Fox Leaves Echo Fox, Able To Pursue Other Opportunities In Esports
November 12th, 2019

Rick Fox and his former Echo Fox business partners have settled out of court for the fate of the esports organization, Newsweek has learned. Fox is now free to pursue other business avenues, including in esports. Lawsuits from both sides of Echo Fox have been dismissed. A stipulation agreement has been filed in the Echo Fox […]

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Super Gen Spends $17.6M on Land for Esports Complex, VSPN to Host First Honor of Kings Auto Battler Competition
Super Gen Spends $17.6M on Land for Esports Complex, VSPN to Host First Honor of Kings Auto Battler Competition
November 11th, 2019

In the week leading up to the fall season, the temperature in China has begun to cool down, as has the esports business news in the country. Nevertheless, there were still a number of partnerships and tournament news worth reporting on. Among the top stories: Edward Gaming’s parent company Super Gen spent $17.6M USD for […]

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Puma Joins Athletic Brands Getting in on the Esports Business
Puma Joins Athletic Brands Getting in on the Esports Business
November 8th, 2019

Puma is the latest athletic brand to take a chance on the burgeoning esports industry. The German sportswear maker has announced a multiyear partnership with Los Angeles-based esports group Cloud9, joining a roster of major companies including Nike and Adidas that are looking to capitalize on the competitive video gaming market. The two companies signed a […]

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