Are you a serious, competitive video gamer? Do you also need to get out of the house and at least be in the same room with some other people?
If so, Nemesis 5 Esports, Farmington’s new gaming facility might appeal to you.
According to the Durango Herald, the gaming arena officially opened on Nov. 22 and features 58 PCs, 20 TVs, and a system that runs on fiber optics. The entire facility was constructed with esports in mind, the facility’s owners, Rocky Bridges and Tammy Simpson-Bridges, say.
Though they have yet to gain any sort of official traction in Durango, esports have taken off on the other side of the New Mexico border. The New Mexico Activities Association, which regulates interscholastic programs for the state’s high schools, wrapped up its first season last April. Thirty high schools and over 400 students competed. The games N.M. high schoolers compete in are League of Legends, Rocket League, and Smite.
Nemesis’s first tournaments are scheduled starting Dec. 5. As of yet, the company has advertised tournaments for Apex Legends, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. (This writer is a little rusty at the last one, but give him a minute and he will show you the meaning of pain at the end of Princess Peach’s smash moves.)
In addition to a main room, Nemesis has two party rooms that can be rented out. Gamers can pay via hourly rates or memberships, and there are additional fees for tournaments.
For more information, call (505) 592-0577 or visit Nemesis5Esports.com.Nick Gonzales