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Resonate Total Gaming to Provide Competitive Gaming Weekend at SEC

Ross Kelly


Resonate Total Gaming

The three-day event will run from the 19th to 21st of October at the Glasgow SEC.

Scotland’s largest gaming festival, Resonate Total Gaming, plans to partner with esports specialist epic.LAN and Currys PC World to provide a weekend-long competitive gaming event.

The get-together will span across two arenas at the SEC in Glasgow from 19th to 21st of October. Visitors will be able to compete on a number of titles, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Rocket League to win prizes.

Resonate Total Gaming

As part of the event, Currys PC World will have a separately branded arena in which players can compete on a broad range of titles. Black Ops 4 and Fortnite are two of the main attractions of this particular arena.

Esports Scotland will host this aspect of the event in partnership with Currys PC World, providing both a memorable experience and great networking opportunities for those in attendance.

James Hood, Founder of Esports Scotland, said this is a must-attend event on the Scottish esports calendar.

“It’s one of the biggest esports events in Scotland and so it will be a great weekend,” he said. “We’re honoured to be involved in this and proud to continue our partnership with Currys PC World.”

The ASUS Republic of Gamers Bus, which is the UK’s number one travelling PC gaming experience, will be in attendance at the event. This double-decker bus will feature a variety of the latest ASUS products, including ASUS ROG laptops, desktops, peripherals and gaming consoles on which visitors can play Overwatch.

Over the course of the weekend, the timetable of esports competitions includes a mixture of on-the-day bookings and pre-registered tournaments for visitors.

epic.LAN managing director, Jon Winkle, said: “Esports in the UK has been growing at a phenomenal rate with more and more events taking place across the country.

“For the first time, the UK has seen multiple international level events, and we’re providing an opportunity at Resonate for players to have their first esports stage experience to begin their path to becoming a professional gamer.”

A Global Phenomenon

Lyndsey McElwee, Resonate’s event manager said this event provides an opportunity to attract a broad mixture of people. From experienced esports competitors to first timers, it offers the chance to build on an ever-growing grassroots esports movement in Scotland.

“We want our visitors to have access to a full gaming experience,” she commented. “Our esports arena is a major attraction for grassroots players and first timers to test and show their skills in a competitive environment at Scotland’s largest gaming event.”

Esports is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Calls for esports to be recognised at the Olympics regularly permeate and the industry generates incredible sums of money. By 2020, the global market is expected to generate more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues – which will come primarily from sponsorships and advertising – and broadcast to an estimated global audience of more than 600 million fans.

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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