Plans for an e-Sports Drive-in Venue in El Paso Confirmed
If gaming is your thing, you’re going to flip when you finish reading the next sentence. A drive-in eSports arena is the next attraction coming to El Paso.
Can you imagine popular competitive games like “Fortnite” and “League of Legends” on a much grander scale than the flat screen in your bedroom? That's what I thought. I’ll wait while you get a towel.
The real estate investment company that owns the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso has teamed up with esports analytics company Harena Data L.L.C.to build a drive-in esports arena across the street from the open-air mall in Northwest El Paso, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
The concept if for hard-core gamers “to watch tournaments and compete in events from the safety of their vehicles,” THR reports.
El Paso Inc. has since confirmed the story. The weekly newspaper reached out to Bill Dever, chief creative officer at Harena Data, who told them, and I quote, ““It’s happening. We’re planning to start work in about mid-August. It’s going to feature social distancing [interactive] game play based out of cars.”
No word on when it’s expected to be up and running but Dever did make a reference in the El Paso Inc. article to filling the entertainment void COVID has created, so my guess is it will be sooner than later.