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.

Hershey is gravitating toward opportunities in esports
Hershey is gravitating toward opportunities in esports
August 19th, 2019

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Amazon’s Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for up to $25M to bolster its esports efforts
Amazon’s Twitch acquired social networking platform Bebo for up to $25M to bolster its esports efforts
August 16th, 2019

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Fortnite champ Bugha ‘swatted’ while streaming
Fortnite champ Bugha ‘swatted’ while streaming
August 12th, 2019

Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, a 16-year-old Pennsylvanian who last month won the $3 million grand prize in the Fortnite World Cup, was “swatted” while livestreaming on Twitch on Saturday night. Giersdorf was playing Fortnite Arena Trios with friends when the incident occurred. Giersdorf could be heard talking to his father. “I’ve been swatted,” he said before disappearing […]

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The Pittsburgh Knights: The Steelers’ Low-Risk, Behind-the-Scenes Esports Play
The Pittsburgh Knights: The Steelers’ Low-Risk, Behind-the-Scenes Esports Play
August 12th, 2019

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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