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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Van Petten | 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…

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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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Member Spotlights

Meet The Members of ESTA

Member Spotlight: Rebecca de Freitas

How did you get started in esports? I grew up gaming, specifically GoldenEye 007 N64 and never lost the love of the gaming creative! As a mega event professional, I started seeing gamification trends at the events we were producing and was thrilled to resurrect my childhood passion to meet customer’s needs in the event…

Member Spotlight: Jakob Johnson

How did you get started in esports? I originally started in the Call of Duty Clan Wars days where me and my friends would play and that slowly become me hosting events in person. Since you’ve entered the esports industry, what has been the biggest industry change or trend that you’ve seen? Esports being recognized…

Member Spotlight: Brandon Tschacher

How did you get started in esports? As an avid retro game collector and gaming enthusiast in general I was recently watching the Netflix documentary “High Score” which details the origins of console gaming in the late 80’s/early 90’s, when it struck me that we today are in the same golden age of expansion for…