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From left: Brian Mirakian, Global Esports Director, Senior Principal, Populous; Alyson Walker, Chief Commercial Officer, OverActive Media; and Daniel Clerke, Director of Esports, Maryville University. Photo by Jared Wickerham.
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Record-Breaking EsportsTravel Summit
Entertains, Informs in Daytona Beach, Florida

The 2022 EsportsTravel Summit in Daytona Beach, Florida, featured two days full of networking opportunities and programming that showcased why in-person esports events have come back in such full force from the depth of the pandemic. This year’s event took attendees on a journey of where esports is today and what the future holds on […]

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Ocean Center Set to Host USAG Winter Classic Invitational

The USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling 2022 Winter Classic Invitational will be hosted by The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, starting March 3 with competitors across a range of ages and skill levels. The event is hosted by Branch Gymnastics in coordination with USA Gymnastics. The Winter Classic Invitational will feature trampoline, tumbling, double mini-trampoline […]

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The Esports Travel Summit takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)
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Record-Setting EsportsTravel Summit Concludes in Pittsburgh; Focuses on Continued Growth in Future Years

The 2021 EsportsTravel Summit concluded with a record-setting number of event organizers and destination representatives in attendance at the annual gathering for the esports events industry. Hosted by SportsPITTSBURGH, the EsportsTravel Summit was held in person at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh from Tuesday, December 14, through Thursday, December 16, and attracted […]

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Eight-Team Field Set for Annual Sunshine Slam in Daytona Beach

The Sunshine Slam college basketball tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida, which was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, returns on November 20–21 with an eight-team field highlighted by the Pac-12’s Utah Utes and ACC’s Boston College Eagles. The field is rounded out by Rhode Island, Tulsa, Air Force, Holy Cross, Bryant and Bethune-Cookman. Each team […]

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Daytona Beach Welcomes Back NCA and NDA Collegiate Cheer Nationals

Daytona Beach, Florida, will celebrate 25 years in the collegiate cheer business next month when the NCA and NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships return to the city’s Ocean Center and Daytona Beach Bandshell. The event will be staged April 7–11 after taking a year off in 2020 because of the pandemic. “Twenty-five years ago, […]

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The Local Organizing Committee for the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit includes the Pittsburgh Knights, the professional esports team based in the "City of Champions."
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EsportsTravel Summit Reschedules to December 14–16

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit—the only event of its kind for esports tournament and event organizers—has been rescheduled to December 14–16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Concurrent with the date change, the EsportsTravel Summit announced a new multiyear partnership agreement with CSL, the leading advisory and planning firm specializing in providing consulting services to the sports, entertainment, […]

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The CEO Fighting Game Championships at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach attracted competitors from 30 countries. Photo: Ocean Center
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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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