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Education & Esports

“E-gaming”, “eSports” and now add “certification” to the list of tainted words in the eyes of the competitive gaming community. When a topic trends on Twitter, it’s rarely for a positive reason. “Esports” trended during the day of April 27th, when the newly formed Esports Certification Institute received massive backlash from the endemic industry around…

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Young People & Esports

Of all the initiatives we execute at the Esports Trade Association – facilitating valuable networking, sharing knowledge from subject matter experts, and helping to improve the business practices of our industry – my favorite is having a hand in educating the next generation of esports business professionals. Esports is viewed as a great marketing opportunity…

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Esports: The Agent of Change

One of esports most valuable functions in the broader sports and entertainment space is playing the role of an ‘agent of change’. It’s difficult to change plans and models when your league has been doing things the same way for 100 years. In business and beyond, it often takes the new guy to come in…

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Predictions for the 2021 Esports Trends

It’s safe to say that we are all glad to see 2020 behind us with great hopes for normality, but also uncertainty on what the “new normal” will look like. Here are my predictions for the 2021 esports trends: The Rise of Mobile Esports Beginning with perhaps the least surprising forecast first, mobile esports will…

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The Esports Trade Association Welcomes the 2022 Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Van Petten | info@esportsta.org February 17, 2022   The Esports Trade Association Welcomes the 2022 Advisory Board Industry Influencers Reflect the Exciting Growth of Association Membership   Chicago – The Esports Trade Association (ESTA) is pleased to announce a new 2022 Advisory Board. The ESTA board is comprised of talented, diverse…

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How to connect young adults to local esports organizations?

Hello all! In this post, I wanted to share an idea I had and see if anyone of you agree with what my thoughts are or have ideas of your own!There seems to be an endless stream of new talent coming up every single year. Each year you see more and more young adults striving…

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The Importance of Contracts in Esports

Esports is a rapidly growing industry that is constantly evolving. Companies are starting facilities, new teams and organizations are being founded, and companies are beginning to enter into high-level contracts for their business.  As such, individuals, and companies should be consulting with an experienced attorney who understands the intricacies of contracts to ensure their protection.…

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The Esports Trade Association Welcomes Distinguished Cohort of 2022 Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Van Petten | info@esportsta.org November 18, 2021   The Esports Trade Association Welcomes Distinguished Cohort of 2022 Board of Directors Accomplished Array of Professionals Reflect the Diversity of Association Membership    Chicago – The Esports Trade Association (ESTA) is pleased to announce a new 2022 Board of Directors. The ESTA board…

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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…