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Daytona Beach Will Host the 2022 EsportsTravel Summit

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2022 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida, June 21–22, 2022. The announcement was made during the TEAMS ’20 Virtual Conference from Houston. The EsportsTravel Summit is being hosted by the Daytona Beach Area Convention & […]

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The Evolution of Esports Venues

When Esports Stadium Arlington opened in 2018 in Texas, it marked the dawn of a new era for esports and live events. The first esports-specific venue at a municipally owned building—a renovation of the city’s convention center—it marked a landmark in the evolution of esports and the facilities that could support live esports events. Before […]

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L.A. Kings and L.A. Galaxy Sign Esports Entertainment Group as Official Esports Tournament Provider

AEG has signed an agreement with Esports Entertainment Group that will make the organizer the official esports tournament provider for the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings and Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy. Under the terms of the agreement brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, Esports Entertainment Group will host branded tournaments for the Kings […]

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Big East Signs Collegiate Gaming Deal With EGF

The Big East Conference has signed a three-year agreement with the Electronic Gaming Federation to be the organizer for all conference-affiliated gaming events. The league’s 11 schools will be official EGF members and participate in a multi-game season in the national Division I Varsity Esports League. The season began October 5 and features two eight-week […]

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ESL, DreamHack Announce Merger

Esports organizers ESL Gaming and DreamHack will be merging, although the companies will remain individually in their respective specialties. According to multiple reports, ESL co-CEOs Ralf Reichert and Craig Levine will lead the new company, which is called ESL Gaming. DreamHack Chief Executive Officer Marcus Lindmark will continue to run the gaming festivals which take […]

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EsportsTravel Summit Goes Virtual
December 2–3 From Esports Stadium Arlington

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2020 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—will be an all-digital “Virtual from Arlington” experience and has been rescheduled to December 2–3. The Summit had previously been scheduled for November 18–20. The EsportsTravel Summit is being hosted by the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau and […]

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Gen.G. Starts College Scholarship Program

Esports organization Gen.G will be committing $100,000 annual for the next decade toward developing college students interested in pursuing careers in gaming or other industry professions, with Eastern Michigan University and the University of Kentucky among its foundation partners. The scholarships will support women, low-income students or people of color who want to major in […]

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Nerd Street Gamers Planning Massive Philadelphia Headquarters

The esports infrastructure company Nerd Street Gamers will be opening its own industry campus in Philadelphia called ‘The Block” with global broadcast studios, training centers for professional teams and schools and potentially a Localhost facility for community and pro-level events as well as programming. The center will be located at 401 North Broad Street and […]

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A new survey shows esports fans are willing to travel to live events and spend the night at a hotel. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Study: Esports Fans Will Travel to Live Events

As live esports events have matured into ever-more sophisticated productions, destinations have had the same question: Do these events cause participants to travel and spend the night in host cities as traditional sports have done for years? A new survey conducted by Conventions, Sports & Leisure International and the Esports Entry Advisory set out to […]

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NJCAA Esports Partners with Generation Esports

As NJCAA Esports begins its second year of competition for its junior college members, it has announced an agreement with Generation Esports to serve as the organization’s official esports platform partner. Under the deal, GenE, the entity behind the High School Esports League, will provide professional insights into esports including the onboarding process of schools, […]

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