Long-time friends and business collaborators Sean Plott and Eric Burkhart are now in the video game business.
Sillicon Valley startup Artillery has hired Sean “Day9” Plott, a prominent figure in the global gaming and eSports community, as Head of Games. He’ll work with co-founder Eric Burkhart, who is Head of Growth. Plott and Burkhart will team with Artillery’s existing lineup of world class talent, including a number of former Google and Facebook employees, to help execute Artillery’s vision to transform the browser into a gaming console.
Plott, known as Day9 to industry followers, is a major influencer and high-ranking member of the eSports and StarCraft gaming communities with millions of loyal fans. He is a former professional StarCraft player and continues to act as an eSports commentator for several high profile eSports tournaments worldwide.
“We are thrilled to have Sean and Eric onboard,” said Ankur Pansari, chief executive officer at Artillery. “Sean is a major influencer in the StarCraft and eSports communities and it is a huge sign of validation that he is joining our team.”
“Artillery is the only company who can deliver graphically intensive, rich gameplay in the browser,” said Plott. “As a long time player of real-time strategy games, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the team creating an incredible experience using Artillery’s ground-breaking technology.”