FORT MYERS, Fla. — It’s not everyday that people from countries such as Germany, England and Australia arrive in Fort Myers… to play pinball.
For the first time ever, Southwest Florida is hosting the World Pinball Championship. The event is being held at the Pinball Asylum, an invite-only pinball co-op in Fort Myers.
“These [competitors] are on a different level than almost everyone I’ve seen,” David Denholtz, the founder of Pinball Asylum said.
Dozens of players are competing in this year’s championship.
“[This is a] once or twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly to America and play,” Tim Chapman, a player from Australia said.
While championship events are not open to the public, they are being streamed on Twitch.