Business of E-sports gets a class at UH

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Gaming the History, Culture and Business of E-Sports is not your typical class.

On Monday nights, at the University of Houston campus, you can catch Ashley DeWalt and Dr. Marc Williams sharing their marketing experience through an E-Sports lens. The two met on Linkedin and developed a partnership.

"We both found out our passion was E-Sports," said DeWalt. "And literally, education."

Dr. Williams added, "later that day, I said 'Let's get together like Voltron.'"

The University of Houston approached Dr. Williams about creating a class based on E-Sports, and he and DeWalt created their course.

"Once we create the foundation of this crash-course of E-Sports," says DeWalt. "Then we talk about the different business opportunities."
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