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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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The EsportsTravel Summit takes place at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort June 21-23. It's followed by the CEO 2022 Fighting Game Championships June 24-26. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

Esports Week in Daytona Beach to Showcase Industry’s Best

Daytona Beach, Florida, has declared June 21–26 as Esports Week, as the city will host both the 2022 EsportsTravel Summit and the CEO 2022 Fighting Game Championships. The EsportsTravel Summit gets the party started at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort on June 21–23. The three-day event, presented by Northstar Meetings Group and hosted by […]

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Northstar Launches Bid Process for EsportsTravel Summit

The Sports Division of Northstar Meetings Group, organizer of the TEAMS Conference & Expo and the recently announced TEAMS Europe, has announced a formal bidding process to identify potential host-city partners for the EsportsTravel Summit, the leading conference for esports event organizers, in 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027. TEAMS and the EsportsTravel Summit are the […]

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Tim Schneider, left, the founder of SportsTravel, the TEAMS Conference & Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit, will leave Northstar on February 1. Jason Gewirtz will become vice president of Northstar's Sports Division and executive editor and publisher of SportsTravel. (Photos by Jared Wickerham)

Northstar Meetings Group Sports Division Appoints New Leadership, Announces New Initiatives

As sports and esports events continue to represent an important source of new and repeat business for destinations, venues and hoteliers, the Northstar Meetings Group continues to invest in the products and services it delivers to the sports-event industry and the people who support it, including an expansion of the TEAMS brand to Europe, the […]

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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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Pittsburgh Welcomes the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit

The world’s largest gathering of esports tournament and video‐game organizers opens in Pittsburgh today, as the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit, presented by SportsTravel and hosted by SportsPITTSBURGH, will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center through December 16. Produced by Northstar Meetings Group, the Summit is the only event of its kind for esports […]

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Future Sites Announced for Northstar Sports Division Events

Northstar Meetings Group has announced three future sites for the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers, taking its annual event to a trio of markets reflecting a variety of destinations that host sports events throughout the United States. Along with previously announced host cities, the conference has now announced its […]

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Northstar Meetings Group Forges Multi-Year
Co-Location Partnership with Dare to Dream

Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, has announced an exclusive, multi-year co-location agreement with The Dare to Dream Experience. Dare to Dream is a career exploration, educational and motivational program that introduces students ages 18–24 to careers behind the scenes of the sports-related travel, tourism, events and entertainment industries. As part of […]

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Tim Schneider: Roots of a Travel Powerhouse: How Sports and Esports Move People

Tim Schneider, the chairman of the Sports Division at Northstar Meetings Group, is the founder of SportsTravel magazine, the TEAMS Conference and Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit. In this conversation with SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz, we talk with Schneider about the origins of SportsTravel and the sports-event industry itself, the growth of sectors such […]

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Pittsburgh is a hotbed for esports and will host the 2021 EsportsTravel Summit, December 14–16. The event will feature the co-location of the United States eSports Federation Annual Meeting.
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United States eSports Federation Extends
Co-Location Agreement with EsportsTravel Summit

The United States eSports Federation (USeF) and Northstar Meetings Group, a division of Northstar Travel Group, have announced a multi-year extension of the agreement that makes the EsportsTravel Summit the exclusive home to the USeF’s Annual Meeting. The USeF is recognized as the National Governing Body of esports by the International Esports Federation. Hosted by […]

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