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.

As E-Sports Grow, So Do Their Homes
As E-Sports Grow, So Do Their Homes
July 19th, 2019

The rise of e-sports is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than $1 billion in global revenue this year, as millions of fans watch hundreds of events from all over. But those fans typically view the matches from home on streaming platforms like […]

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Immortal Women — Building the Business of Immortals Gaming Club
Immortal Women — Building the Business of Immortals Gaming Club
July 15th, 2019

In an effort to increase the visibility of women working within the esports industry, The Esports Observer has created a monthly interview series. This series will highlight professionals working throughout the industry from startups to major developers, and everything in between. Our goal with this series is to help dispel the myth that competitive gaming […]

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Dreamleague Gaming, host of amateur video game tournaments, opening New Orleans studio
Dreamleague Gaming, host of amateur video game tournaments, opening New Orleans studio
July 12th, 2019

Dreamleague Gaming, a California-based company that hosts live amateur video gaming tournaments, is opening a New Orleans studio, which will serve as a Southern hub for its events. The studio is expected to employ 25 people. Dreamleague CEO Nathaniel Tsai said the company’s move to New Orleans is part of its push to expand its […]

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Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub boots up esports programs
Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub boots up esports programs
July 8th, 2019

Akron now has another downtown sports venue. In addition to Canal Park, which is home to the RubberDucks minor league baseball team, and the University of Akron’s facilities, it now has the Bounce Innovation Hub. There, first-floor space has been converted into a state-of-the-art esports venue. Bounce tenant company New Territory, a virtual- and augmented-reality […]

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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