Greenwich native ‘found a social escape’ in gaming. Now she is a CEO in the esports industry. – Greenwich Time

Greenwich native ‘found a social escape’ in gaming. Now she is a CEO in the esports industry. – Greenwich Time

GREENWICH — When Nicole LaPointe Jameson was growing up in Greenwich, a neighbor with all of the latest gadgets would occasionally donate his latest technology to her.

His first gift to LaPointe Jameson was a Pokémon game on Gameboy Color, and she immediately fell in love.

“Playing games was how I could socialize, and bring collective entertainment, or meet others,” said LaPointe Jameson, who had a leg deformity as a child and often missed out on recess and outdoor activities with her peers.

Now 27, LaPointe Jameson is the CEO of Evil Geniuses, a major esports organization, where she’s shattering stereotypes and creating an inclusive environment. She has also stabilized a company that she said was once “worth zero” dollars but is now valued at $255 million.

“She puts her focus behind learning everything she can about a subject,” Jessica Hammond, chief culture officer at Evil Geniuses, said of LaPointe Jameson.

LaPointe Jameson’s successes should be an inspiration to Greenwich’s youth of today, said her
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