Member Spotlight: Jakob Johnson
Our Membership Committee highlights a different ESTA member each Monday in an effort to recognize the great work our members do and to highlight the women and men who are the ESTA. This is an opportunity to learn from our featured members, get to know one another, and empower each other in the esports space.
Key Trends Shaking up the Esports Industry
With stadiums closed and fields left empty at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, esports became a popular alternative for fans as they waited for postponed games and tournaments. This already-growing industry saw increased media attention and new users amid social distancing and stay-at-home orders. Read the Complete Story
Esports Business Models to Survive the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid waste to global economies and annihilated entire industries. However, some industries have fared better than others during the outbreak. One of these is the esports sector and its unique business models. Once the reserve of video gaming enthusiasts, the esports market grew in popularity in recent years and managed to
Allied Esports plans to sell World Poker Tour for $105M
The monthlong bidding war for a multimedia poker business may be drawing toward a close. Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. announced Wednesday an amended agreement to sell its World Poker Tour to Element Partners, LLC for $105 million, an increase over their previously agreed-upon price of $90.5 million. Allied Esports, based in Irvine, California, operates the
Esports Technologies Launches Gogawi Wagering Platform in Japan
LAS VEGAS, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Esports Technologies (NASDAQ: EBET), a global provider of advanced esports wagering products and technology, today announced the launch of its consumer platform, Gogawi, in Japan. Gogawi.com, now available in more than 140 jurisdictions, is an immersive betting destination offering top tournaments and games 24×7. Japan is the birthplace of many influential video games and game developers, and has had an
Players to Know in LA’s Fast-Growing Professional Esports Industry
Most Los Angeles residents are well-acquainted with local teams like the Dodgers, Lakers and Rams — as well as the massive venues where they play their home games. But fewer Angelenos may be aware of the hugely popular esports franchises that call L.A. home. Over the last decade the city has emerged as a hub
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My membership in ESTA has been an invaluable part of my professional life connecting me with all aspects of the esports industry both domestically and internationally, as well as keeping me informed of major research and providing new educational opportunities. I just could not do my job without being a member of ESTA!
John Davidson | Founder & CEO | Davidson Learning Company (DLC)