Gfinity Arena to host UK’s first inter-school esports final

The finals of a new inter-school esports tournament will form part of the London Games Festival in April.

The Digital Schoolhouse Esports Tournament Grand Final will take place at the Gfinity Arena on Tuesday April 4th from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

It's the UK's first inter-school esports competition, which kicked off in January and has 400 secondary and sixth form students taking part in PS4 Rocket League matches across the country.

The tournament is designed to promote digital careers and engage students in cross-curricular creative computing.

The final will see four regional finalist teams battle it out on stage. Attendance for the event is invite only - contact Shahneila@ukie.org.uk if interested.

 

"London is right at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, and this exciting festival celebrates the richness of our thriving games industry."
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

 

London Games Festival runs from March 30th to April 9th. It's organised by Games London, a partnership between agency Film London and games trade body Ukie, and is supported by the Mayor of London’s London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).

The LGF 2017 schedule also includes EGX Rezzed (30 March to 1 April), the Games Finance Market (4 April to 6 April), BAFTA Games Awards (April 6th), plus a city-wide Fringe Festival of smaller events.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Growing the city’s culture and creative industries is so important, and as Mayor, I’m delighted to welcome this year’s London Games Festival, which promises to showcase the best of the city’s imagination, game design and innovation.

"London is right at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, and this exciting festival celebrates the richness of our thriving games industry.”

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