This spring, an emerging community of gamers will soon have a home base as Rochester, New York expects a new high-end video gaming experience. Ben Garvey is the founder of Great Lakes Gaming. He wants to erase the stigma of playing video games isolated in a basement.
“We want to be the country club for gaming,” said Garvey. “It’s not just about gaming. It’s about the social atmosphere and connecting with people.”
Great Lakes Gaming plans to open a state-of-the-art video gaming entertainment facility on April 20th. The 3,400-square-foot space will offer dynamic views of downtown on the 22nd floor of 100 S. Clinton Avenue, the former Xerox Tower. It will feature 12 high-end PC stations, two private streaming booths, three couch console setups, and a cafe with healthy food options for members and guests.
Great Lakes Gaming will host leagues, tournaments, and events, giving gamers of all levels a chance to compete. Weekly video game tournaments across North America will be streamed live on Twitch, the top live streaming service in the industry. These events are free to enter and have cash prize pools.
(All information was provided by Democrat & Chronicle)