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ESTA Elevator Pitch Award EsportsNext 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Megan Van Petten | info@esportsta.orgAugust 31, 2022Groundbreaking Gaming Setup Wins EsportsNext 2022 Esports Trade Association’s Elevator Pitch CompetitionChicago, IL August 31, 2022—The Command Center, a breakthrough Ergonomic Gaming Setup won the Elevator Pitch Competition at last week’s Esports Trade Association’s EsportsNext 2022 Conference in Chicago. The contest featured eight breakthrough Esports companies sharing…

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ESTA EsportsNext 2022 Post-Conference Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Megan Van Petten | info@esportsta.orgAugust 31, 2022The Esports Trade Association Sets Industry Standards for 2023 with the EsportsNext 2022 Conference on August 21 – 23 in Chicago, IllinoisChicago – The Esports Trade Association set the stage for the industry trajectory of 2023 by hosting the EsportsNext 2022 Conference in Chicago, welcoming 200 esports…

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ESTA EsportsNext 2022 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Megan Van Petten | info@esportsta.orgJuly 27, 2022 Esports Trade Association to Hold Fourth Annual  EsportsNext Conference August 21-23 in Chicago, Illinois Registration is open for the 2022 EsportsNext Conference. Leaders in the esports industry, teams, brands, business professionals, and league organizers will meet at the Hyatt Centric Chicago on the Magnificent Mile—633 North Saint Clair…

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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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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…