Joining Activision, Vivendi, LucasArts, iD, Crave, and Codemasters NCSosft is leaving the ESA according to Game Politics
. NCSoft is falling on tough times and leaving the ESA will also help reduce some of the costs as it takes money to be a part of the organization. The membership is down to 21 members from 28 a year ago.
-Update- We got sent word from NCSoft saying the move was NOT because of financial reasons. You can read more at Game Politics