Forbes Names Sean Plott ’08 to 30 under 30 List

January 12, 2014

Entrepreneur and professional gamer Sean “Day[9]” Plott ’08 has been named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for those in the Games industry. The magazine describes Plott as “one of the biggest names in the world of e-sports.”

Plott is broadcaster and co-founder (with Eric Burkhart ’08) of Jink.TV, a popular venue for watching StarCraft matches and for understanding the underlying strategy of competitive StarCraft play. Plott is a veteran and top player of StarCraft, who has been rated A+/A on ICCUP/PGT on multiple accounts over multiple seasons. He has qualified for the World Cyber Games USA finals seven times, the World Cyber Games Grand Finals three times and won the Pan American Championship in 2007. He plays random in StarCraft 2 as a top-rated master player.

Top StarCraft players Kevin Riley ’12 and Corwin Cole ’07 joined Plott in 2010 at Harvey Mudd College during the official release party for StarCraft II.

Plott holds a B.S. in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and a master of fine arts in interactive media from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Since graduating in May of 2011, he has devoted himself to working full time in the eSports industry. Last year, he joined Artillery, a startup developing strategy games for the web.