Bathed in blue and red lighting while seated onstage at high-end PCs, celebrity gamers are immersed in “Fortnite,” a popular online video game. Their every move is captured on video feeds being watched by fans as the action is described by announcers in a broadcast booth.
If it sounds a little like a pro sporting event, that’s because it is. The gamers are competitors in a two-day tournament — with $30,000 up for grabs — at ESIX Gaming powered by Coca-Cola. It’s a first-of-its-kind facility and one the operators of Six Flags Fiesta Texas hope will give youthful visitors and their families a new reason to visit and stay longer at the park.… Read More