New EsportsNext Podcast Host, John Davidson, Takes the Helm for Season 2

March 6, 2023

EsportsNext, the annual conference of the Esports Trade Association (ESTA), is proud to announce the return of the EsportsNext Podcast. This season, the show will feature a new host, ESTA Board Chair – John Davidson, a business strategist, marketer, and public speaker, who has worked with numerous brands, agencies, and teams to engage with esports and action sports communities.

The EsportsNext Podcast focuses on industry leaders and professionals attending the EsportsNext conference, providing listeners with valuable insights into the gaming world. With the return of the podcast for its second season, attendees and listeners alike can look forward to learning from luminaries and staying up-to-date on the latest industry trends and developments.

Listeners can expect to hear inspiring stories and untold accounts from some of the most successful and innovative minds in esports, entertainment, and traditional sports. Joining John as guest hosts for the EsportsNext Podcast are Megan Van Petten, Founder of the ESTA, and Lindsay Poss, Founder of Lotus Partners. Megan and Lindsay teamed up to host Season 1 of the podcast and will rotate as guest hosts with John.

“I’m thrilled to be the anchor host of the EsportsNext Podcast this season,” said Davidson. “Gaming is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to learn from and speak with the leaders and professionals who are driving its growth. Our listeners can expect a lot of exciting content and insights that they won’t find anywhere else.”

EsportsNext is a two-day business-to-business esports conference where attendees can network, learn, and innovate. By attending EsportsNext, attendees will gain valuable insights into the esports industry, learn how to grow their business, and build the network needed to further themselves and their businesses.

The EsportsNext Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms. For more information about the podcast and the EsportsNext conference, please visit


About the Esports Trade Association

The Esports Trade Association (ESTA) promotes, protects, and advances the broader interests of the esports community. The organization accomplishes this by providing forward-thinking professional development programs, networking opportunities, relevant industry research, and valuable tools and resources to the membership. ESTA focuses on promoting business expertise and sustainable growth of the esports industry by growing the number of participants, sponsors, products, and services, procuring industry research, and executing industry events. Learn more about the ESTA and its mission statement at

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