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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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Esports Trade Association (ESTA) Announces EsportsNext 2024 presented by Coca-Cola

  Mark your calendars: July 7-9 and get ready for EsportsNext 2024, the Esports Trade Association’s annual conference, presented by Coca-Cola. This year’s event will start off alongside the one-of-a-kind NASCAR Chicago Street Race, followed by two days of panels and networking at the iconic Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. Attendees will partake in compelling conversations…

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Brazil’s Gustavo Ariel Takes Home Checkered Flag at Prodigy Week

12 sim racing drivers from 9 countries get hands-on coaching and training for a chance for a paid contract to race real cars in the Prodigy Racing League in 2024   DAWSONVILLE, GA – Racing Prodigy™, a groundbreaking sports, entertainment, and media property making motorsports more accessible through esports, celebrated Gustavo Ariel from Brazil, who captured the win…

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The Esports Trade Association to Launch First-of-its-Kind Complimentary Esports Leadership Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected]   Esports Trade Association’s partnership with The Coca-Cola Company brings industry experts together to offer a complimentary 12-month leadership program to chapter leaders.   [Chicago, IL] – The Esports Trade Association (ESTA) is announcing the first-of-its-kind immersive leadership training program available complimentary and exclusively to ESTA members, chapter leaders, and committee…

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Esports Trade Association Celebrates Visionaries and Innovators during EsportsNext 2023 Awards Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Chicago, IL, August 22 – EsportsNext, the premiere business-to-business esports conference, unites industry experts, enthusiasts, and professionals from around the world. This year, we unveiled a prestigious awards luncheon presented by Encore to celebrate excellence and innovation in the gaming and esports industry. These awards honor exceptional individuals and organizations…

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EsportsNext 2023 Concludes Successfully with Coca-Cola as Title Sponsor and Announces Rachel Chahal as Event Chair for 2024

Chicago, IL, August 24 – EsportsNext 2023,  the premiere business-to-business esports conference, unites industry experts, enthusiasts, and professionals from around the world, has concluded with resounding success.   The conference brought together industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts for insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and recognition of outstanding achievements. This year’s event was elevated by the generous…

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Exclusive Research Report on the "State of the U.S. Esports Market" Unveiled by Leger and Esports Trade Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] CHICAGO – August 22, 2023 – Exclusive Research Report on the “State of the U.S. Esports Market” Unveiled by Leger and Esports Trade Association. The Esports Trade Association (ESTA) is thrilled to announce the release of the highly anticipated “State of the U.S. Esports Market” research report, conducted by leading…