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 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.

Dan Fleeter Appointed Madison Square Garden Head of Esports, Counter Logic Gaming COO
Dan Fleeter Appointed Madison Square Garden Head of Esports, Counter Logic Gaming COO
September 16th, 2019

The Madison Square Garden Company announced this week that it has named Dan Fleeter as its head of esports, as well as the chief operating officer of its Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) organization. Fleeter will oversee all business efforts for CLG and work alongside its existing leadership team. He will focus on new business initiatives, cultivating partnerships and fan […]

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German Games Industry Association Appoints Manager for Marketing & Esports
German Games Industry Association Appoints Manager for Marketing & Esports
September 13th, 2019

The German Games Industry Association (also known as “game”) announced that Kristin Banse will join the organization as manager for marketing and esports. As well as being the main contact for members of “game esports,” Bense will further develop the association’s social media and online platforms. Banse has previously worked in the German esports space, and was […]

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Esports infrastructure provider nets $1.5M investment from Wells Fargo and Galaxy EOS VC Fund
Esports infrastructure provider nets $1.5M investment from Wells Fargo and Galaxy EOS VC Fund
September 9th, 2019

Esports is on the rise, and so is one of its main infrastructure providers, Matcherino. The company that powered more than 6,000 successful tournaments is looking to explore blockchain capabilities with its product, now bolstered by an additional $1.5 million from its Series A-1 round, garnering investments from players like Galaxy EOS VC Fund and […]

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Esports Company 100 Thieves Raises $35 Million In Series B
Esports Company 100 Thieves Raises $35 Million In Series B
September 6th, 2019

100 Thieves, the esports company co-owned by Grammy-winning artist Drake, talent manager Scooter Braun, billionaire Dan Gilbert and former pro gamer Matt “Nadeshot” Haag, announced today that it’s closed a $35 million Series B. The funding round was led by New York-based private equity and growth investment firm Artist Capital Management. Its chief investment officer Josh Dienstag […]

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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