Texas eSports entrepreneur launches new options for gamers
Danny Martin hopes to attract more Texans to the world of eSports
Danny Martin has the Xbox to thank for his success. As a college student barely scraping by, he began fixing consoles as a way to pick up some extra cash, which led to a wealth of knowledge about video games and gamers, as well as how and why they play. Now firmly integrated into the world of gaming and eSports, he began hosting tournaments for FIFA fans, and things snowballed from there. Now, he looks to his latest eSports endeavor, Geekletes, as a way to attract more interest to the industry and help it expand even more.
Martin explains of Geekletes, “It’s like Uber and Airbnb. You use these platforms to find a ride or a place to stay, and you use my platform to find a tournament or host a tournament with my database.” He adds, “If I’m being frank, I don’t look like a gamer. I don’t look like someone who knows technology. So I want people to see that they can be whatever they want. And hopefully they have fun, too.”
His idea seems to be working. Building upon the success of Geekletes, he began offering a space where gamers could gather and, as the platform grew, so did the need for more space. Martin found himself having to find more space, much more, and has now opened an eSports arena that offers 15,300 square feet of gaming space and the crowds keep coming. He says of the new location, “I called it ‘The 8 Mile.’ Everyone who was passionate came to this underground space to throw down.”