Penn State Great Valley Student Leverages Coursework, University Resources to Launch eSports App

Image of Rob Ambrose via Elizabeth Palmer, Penn State News.

Rob Ambrose, a software engineering student at Penn State Great Valley, has leveraged his coursework and university resources to launch Trick Strat, a new eSports app, according to a report from Penn State News.

As a child, Ambrose always enjoyed sports. However, his main passion was eSports, the competitive multiplayer video games that have become a billion-dollar industry.

Now, after a decade of playing Gears of War professionally, he attends eSports tournaments as an analyst.

He also used his newly acquired expertise to start his own software and design consultancy, Ambrose Gaming, and to launch his new app, Trick Strat. This gives eSports teams, coaches, and analysts a forum to discuss and draw strategies on in-game maps.

Ambrose originally pitched it for Penn State Great Valley’s REV-UP Center for Entrepreneurship event, where participants compete for cash prizes using their business idea, product, or startup.

He won, and this success was the turning point.

“Penn State connected me to a large network and provided me opportunities that I wouldn’t have had elsewhere,” he said.

Read more about Rob Ambrose from Penn State News here.

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