A RENFREWSHIRE shopping mall is to play host to a contest to find Scotland’s first video game champ.

The Scottish Gaming Championships take place during the PLAY Expo 2019 event at intu Braehead, in Renfrew, on June 8 and 9.

A trophy and a bundle of video gaming prizes are up for grabs for the winner of the hi-tech tournament.

The first rounds will be staged on June 8 as contestants take part in five classic retro games, with points scored being shown on a giant leaderboard.

The Gazette:

The games will be Nintendo NES’s Balloon Fight, PC Engine’s Super Star Soldier, PlayStation 2’s Burnout 3, Playstation’s Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo and the Sega Megadrive Super Hang On.

The top 16 scorers will then take part in elimination knockout rounds the following day, with contestants going head-to-head to play from a list of randomly chosen video games.

Event organiser Andy Brown, of Replay Events, said: “There are many talented gamers in Scotland but we want to find out who is the best.”

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