Level up at LVL 2 Gaming
By Ruben Reyes
Bridge contributing writer
Published Monday, April 13, 2020
LVL 2 Gaming offers experiences in trading cards, video games and more for its customers. The store features numerous tournaments and events.
From all kinds of video games, LVL 2 Gaming capitalizes on Laredo’s competitive gaming culture.
Regular patron Gregorio Resendez said LVL 2 Gaming gave him the opportunity to interact with more people and gain new hobby experiences.
“I didn’t live near any gaming stores, so my friends and I wouldn’t really have spots to hang outside of school,” Resendez said.
Esports currently make considerable profit. LVL 2 Gaming hopes to keep improving the quality of entertainment and competition for its customers. The business hosts weekly tournaments for “Super Smash Bros.” and “Dragon Ball Z: Fighters” with small prize pools added as an incentive for players to join. It sparked an interest in tabletop gaming as well; Dungeons & Dragons sessions are held weekly at the store.
Co-owner Jesus Moreno said opening the business meant a lot to him.
“It was hard at first, but this was always a dream of mine as a kid,” Moreno said. “I used to walk into game shops at the mall and wished that one day I’d have a business of my own. I dedicated my adult life to business and my dream finally came true.”