June 2, 2023 — Willowbrook, Illinois … Esports is one of the fastest growing markets in the tourism industry, with the current $1.39 billion value expected to grow to $1.87b by 2025. Within this blossoming market and its passionate fanbase, Esports Trade Association (ESTA) has become the leader in advancing the broader interests of the entire competitive gaming community through promotion, education, networking and live member events such as their annual EsportsNext conference.

Advancing the EsportsNext brand, ESTA is collaborating with Sports Planning Guide (SPG) on some new additions focused on the esports market. InSite from EsportsNext, a new monthly newsletter, will make its debut on June 6. EsportsNext Guide, a print and digital magazine, will be available at the association’s sixth annual conference in Chicago from August 21–22. Both the newsletter and guide will offer premium content, including contributions from ESTA members that are experts in their fields.

“InSite from EsportsNext and the EsportsNext magazine are focused on our members and the interests of the entire competitive gaming community,” said John Davidson, chairman of ESTA. “We’re excited to be working with SPG on these projects, which will provide an even stronger communication channel with engaging content to educate and support our audience.”

Content that subscribers can look forward to within InSite from EsportsNext include tournament features on upcoming esports events, new esports tech, and the latest news and videos from ESTA. Also included in the newsletter will be Member Spotlights, which will showcase individual and organization members, as well as the latest episodes of the EsportsNext 2023 Podcast and Esports Connected Podcast.

EsportsNext Guide will not only bring that same quality from the newsletter, with additional in-depth features, but also member listings and some surprises. Potential advertisers for the guide have until the end of June to apply.

About Esports Trade Association

ESTA promotes, protects, and advances the broader interests of the esports community. ESTA accomplishes this by providing forward-thinking professional development programs, networking opportunities, relevant industry research and valuable tools and resources to the membership. ESTA focuses on promoting business expertise and sustainable growth of the esports industry by growing the number of participants, sponsors, products and services, procuring industry research and executing industry events.

About Sports Planning Guide

As the leading print and digital resource for the competitive sports tournament and event industry, along with in-depth content across multiple online platforms and extensive communication channels, SPG connects tournament and event planners with sports destinations and facilities which will help them plan better events. SPG is a Premier Travel Media brand.