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, 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 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 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 our organization. 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.

TV network for esports heads to LA and New York
TV network for esports heads to LA and New York
October 14th, 2019

In the ’90s, if you wanted to get a pulse on latest trends among young people, you would tune into MTV’s “Total Request Live.” The show counted down the most popular music videos, and legions of screaming fans would gather outside of MTV’s studios to get a glimpse of their favorite celebrities. Now VENN, a […]

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Business of gaming comes to USF eSports Summit
Business of gaming comes to USF eSports Summit
October 11th, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) – You may love the graphics, the controls, and what happens on the screen, but students who attended the University of South Florida’s first e-summit love the work, opportunities, and dollar signs. Video game makers like Epic Games, Fortnight, League of Legends, and E-Sports rake in billions every year churning out games for […]

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Esports Industry Veterans Launch Theorycraft Consulting Firm
Esports Industry Veterans Launch Theorycraft Consulting Firm
October 7th, 2019

Esports industry veterans Bryce Blum, Lauren Gaba Flanagan, and Christopher Mykles have formed a consulting agency to unlock more value in the space for sponsors and other entities. The agency, to be announced this week, is called Theorycraft and will be based in Los Angeles. Theorycraft draws its name from the term used in esports […]

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Opportunities, accessibility and other top takeaways from Tampa Bay’s first esports summit
Opportunities, accessibility and other top takeaways from Tampa Bay’s first esports summit
October 4th, 2019

Tampa Bay and national experts alike came together under the University of South Florida Muma College of Business roof to discuss the culture, business and future of the esports gaming world, which has turned into a billion-dollar industry. The leagues, professional players and business opportunities that now make up the still-growing industry were broken down by experts […]

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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