Press Releases

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

EsportsNext 2023 to Partner with The Coca-Cola Company

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] EsportsNext 2023 to Partner with The Coca-Cola Company Industry leaders, business professionals, and gaming enthusiasts to showcase cutting edge products and services and learn about trends at the Chicago conference. [Chicago, July 7] – The Esports Trade Association (ESTA) announced today that The Coca-Cola Company will be the title sponsor…

Charles Conroy elected to ESTA Hall of Fame

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Esports Trade Association Announces Charles Conroy as Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductee The Esports Trade Association (ESTA) is proud to announce that Charles Conroy has been elected as the first-ever inductee into the ESTA Hall of Fame. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to…

Racing Prodigy Launches World’s First e2Real Sports League, Prodigy Racing League, and Announces Partnerships With Four Major Gaming Titles

Innovative racing league will make motorsports more accessible using esports as a pathway to real-world racing Registration opens today for the first iRacing esports tournament, starting June 19, with additional tournaments planned across Street Kart Racing, rFactor 2, and RaceRoom over the summer/fall. JACKSONVILLE, FL, June 1, 2023 – Racing Prodigy™, a groundbreaking sports, entertainment,…

Welcoming Hez Chorba to the Regulated Video Games and Esports Committee

The Esports Trade Association is excited to announce the addition of Hez Chorba as a key advisor to the Regulated Video Games and Esports Committee. GaudHammer Gaming Group and Committee Chair Anthony Gaud stated, “Hez’s experience in the gaming industry, along with his creative expertise, will prove invaluable as we work towards fostering growth and…

Revamped and Ready: EsportsNext 2023 Brings a Professional Fun to Gaming Industry

Get ready to level up at EsportsNext 2023! From August 21-22, the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago will be the epicenter of the esports world. EsportsNext provides an opportunity for industry leaders, business professionals, and gaming enthusiasts to come together and discuss the future of esports. The conference includes compelling panels and speakers along…

ESTA and SPG Collaborate to Launch Exciting New Publication and E-Newsletter

Willowbrook, Illinois … As the esports industry continues to develop, the Esports Trade Association (ESTA) strives to advance the broader interests of the entire competitive gaming community. Through promotion, education, networking, and live member events, ESTA brings together many of the industry players that shape this $1 billion + market. The organization has taken another…

New EsportsNext Podcast Host, John Davidson, Takes the Helm for Season 2

EsportsNext, the annual conference of the Esports Trade Association (ESTA), is proud to announce the return of the EsportsNext Podcast. This season, the show will feature a new host, ESTA Board Chair – John Davidson, a business strategist, marketer, and public speaker, who has worked with numerous brands, agencies, and teams to engage with esports…

William J. Pascrell, III Joins Esports Trade Association's Regulated Video Game and Esports Committee to Advance Gaming Industry Standards

The Esports Trade Association’s Regulated Video Game and Esports Committee is excited to welcome prominent attorney, William J. Pascrell, III, to advise the group. With over a decade of experience in the global gaming industry, Pascrell is a well-known lobbyist with the Princeton Public Affairs Group. Notably, he led the successful multi-year campaign to pass…

Encore Canada Drives Launch of Esports Trade Association in Canada 

TORONTO, ON., February 10, 2023 – Esports Trade Association (ESTA) is working in collaboration with Encore Canada, a national leader in event experiences, to launch the first Canadian ESTA Chapter based out of Toronto. With the goal to drive awareness, attention, and growth within this emerging industry, ESTA Toronto will partner with local industry leaders and…

ESTA EsportsNext 2022 Post-Conference Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Megan Van Petten | [email protected] 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…

ESTA Elevator Pitch Award EsportsNext 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Megan Van Petten | [email protected] 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…

ESTA EsportsNext 2022 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Megan Van Petten | [email protected] 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…

The Esports Trade Association Welcomes the 2022 Advisory Board

.vce-row-container .vcv-lozad {display: none} FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Megan Van Petten | [email protected] 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…