Local startup pivots to esports education and snags a university partner in the process


    A local startup has rebranded from an international gaming platform to focus on an emerging trend its founder believes will be here to stay: esports.

    “We saw that our business, over the last two years, 75 percent of money was from esports,” Marcus Howard said. “So, it made sense to align where the future of the industry was going. … It’s bittersweet. We knew that we needed to move on, and it was just time to bite the bullet and make a change.”