BARNSLEY College tutors will let the public try out gaming at an upcoming community day.

Taking place at the Metrodome on Tuesday, the event – which has received support from the Grassroots Sports Academy Yorkshire – promises to be a day of non-stop gaming, live Esports tournaments, with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences.

Attendees will get the chance to play Mario Kart, FC 24 (formerly FIFA), Super Smash Bros and many others, before listening to a variety of expert talks.

Enzo Guarini, Esports pathway leader at Barnsley College, said: “We are looking forward to hosting a community Esports event that will be open to the public.

“It promises to be the perfect fusion of digital and sporting activities.

“Our line-up of activities is diverse, encompassing an Esports competition, engaging keynote speakers, and the participation of esteemed partners such as EA, Activision Blizzard and many others.

“We are grateful to all those who have contributed to this event, including the Grassroots Sports Academy and our additional valued community partners.”

Tickets cost £4 and children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

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