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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…

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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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Member Spotlights

Meet The Members of ESTA

Member Spotlight: Derek Topolski

How did you get started in esports? I got started in esports around 2001 with a game called Counter-Strike. I grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area playing traditional sports throughout my childhood up until I was a senior in high school. However, my true passion was going to LAN centers and competing in tournaments…

Member Spotlight: Nathan Larrivee

How did you get started in esports? I started following eSports the summer of 2017 when Fortnite came out. I was introduced to the Twitch platform through Fortnite and enjoyed watching some of the best players and creators play the game. The Fortnite World Cup was the event that really changed my mind about eSports.…

Member Spotlight: Brandon Brunhammer

How did you get started in esports? I originally got involved in esports in Highschool. It started with Call of Duty and from there just grew I really enjoy smash brothers and any type of racing game. Since you’ve entered the esports industry, what has been the biggest industry change or trend that you’ve seen?…