Players flock to John Grey health club for annual contest

Gamers flock to John Gray gym for annual contest


Professional and amateur gamers alike converged at the John Gray High School gymnasium Saturday to compete for top prizes and bragging rights at the annual Gamers Bay event.

While the event, now in its 5th year, is about fun and spirited gaming contests, Gamers Bay and NetGeekz Media co-founder Lance Jefferson says there’s a serious objective behind the two-day event.

“E-sports in a hub is a multi-billion dollar industry, and our mission and goal is to basically create a gaming atmosphere where the Cayman Islands is the actual e-sports hub of the Caribbean. So we have a huge mission,” Jefferson said.

The two-day event not only allows attendees to test run popular games and gaming consoles, it also feature booths from local businesses like Cost-U-Less, 3 Fibre and Digital Cayman, a partner company with Cayman Enterprise City.

Jefferson said the Gamers Bay and NetGeekz team started the not-for-profit organization Cayman ESports Association to build on the potential they see for the…