You might know sports centers, but have you heard of esports centers? It's a place where you and your gaming buddies can chill out and enjoy the latest competitive video games. And Miami now boasts its very own esports center called Raiders of the Knight (ROK).
Why it matters: Called Raiders of the Knight (ROK), the goal of the 5,500-square-foot space in Palmetto Bay is to create a welcoming and diverse community for gamers of all skill levels. ROK aims to nurture the local esports scene and provide a platform for aspiring competitive gamers to showcase their talents.
They grew up in Miami and went to FIU together. Now business partners, Jonathan Ortiz (COO) and Cody Dierickx (CEO) along with their third partner have brought their shared passion for gaming to life with ROK Esports. Their vision is to create a space where gamers can connect, compete, and grow together.