Houston university among those tapped for new ESPORTS deal

Monday, December 9, 2019
Houston ESPORTS company taps nearby universities for partnerships
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The ESPORTS community is expected to grow to about 557 million viewers by 2021, reports suggest.

HOUSTON, Texas -- A Houston ESPORTS platform has announced that four universities - including one in town - have made moves to optimize the company's technology.

Texas A&M University, the University of Texas - Austin, Louisiana State University, and Houston's own University of St. Thomas have made a deal with Mainline. The company, which just closed a $9.8 million series A round, is a software and management platform for esports tournaments.

The four schools will use the software to host and grow their on-campus esports communities, according to a news release.

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