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September 05, 2013 12:00 ET

Gaming Superstar Day9 Joins Artillery

Gaming Personality, Sean "Day9" Plott and Eric Burkhart Bring Expertise to Rising Startup

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2013) - Artillery, the Silicon Valley startup that is turning the modern web browser into a gaming console, today announced that Sean "Day9" Plott, a prominent figure in the global gaming and eSports community, has joined Artillery as Head of Games along with co-founder Eric Burkhart as 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."

Plott will provide valuable leadership in the development of Artillery's first game title as well as offering vital community insight. He will also be instrumental in driving Artillery's vision to cultivate a platform for gaming.

Plott has been recognized in Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Entertainment and attracts more than 5 million monthly views to his daily videos, The Day9 Daily, through his production outlet Day9TV.

About Day9.tv:
Day9TV is an interactive media company founded in 2010 by Sean Plott and Eric Burkhart and offers content on topics that matter to the serious gamer. The flagship "Day9 Daily" is an internet television show streamed live Monday through Thursday. The host of the show, Sean "Day9" Plott, offers his personal reflections on competitive StarCraft strategy and the eSports scene. The show is viewed more than 5 million times a month.

About Artillery:
Artillery is a team of passionate gamers that is turning the modern web browser into a gaming console using HTML5 technology. Artillery's world class team is comprised of a brain trust of former Google and Facebook engineers focused on solving seemingly impossible game development hurdles and includes long standing and high ranking gaming and eSports community members. The company is based in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, please visit www.artillery.com

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