WE CONNECT The Esports Trade Association is the international trade association for leading businesses in the esports industry. We convene decision-makers, advocate for the industry, and promote operational excellence and innovation. Our aim is to elevate a dynamic industry by transforming the environment in which esports operates. today’s And Tomorrow’s
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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.

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Why Your Business Needs Professional Bookkeeping

Does your business need professional bookkeeping? Whether you’re starting a business or taking your business to the next level, here’s what to consider. Amortization. Depreciation. Capitalization. Reconciliation. If you run a business and don’t thoroughly understand what these terms mean, you need professional bookkeeping support. From gaining time to focus on growing your business to setting
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Esports Insurance

Esports Trade Association has members throughout the esports ecosystem, including game developers, tournament organizers, sponsors, advertisers, influencers, and other stakeholders who are cashing in on this phenomenon. Before Covid19, professional players competed in huge arenas for seven-figure prize money with millions of fans watching live-streamed coverage all over the world. Despite the pandemic, influencer players
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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
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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
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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
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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)