ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — APS’ annual eSports Expo got underway Saturday, bringing together dozens of young video game enthusiasts at every skill level.
Students displayed their talents in popular games such as Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. and Rocket League while showing off how they play.
Titus Nichols, one of the New Mexico eSports Championship Series founders, is Titus Nichols. Nichols states that eSports is about reaching everyone and including students who might not otherwise be involved in traditional sports.
“We have music kids, I do choir a lot. We have an orchestra kid on our team, we have soccer players on our team and everybody from school can play esports because, in the end, it’s a big community,” Nichols said. “We all love each other no matter what team we’re on, no matter what’s happened. We’re all just a big friend group.”
The APS Expo also hosted the New Mexico eSports Championship Finals. APS also stated that they anticipate eSports to be a success with more than 1000 students participating in this year’s district.