A VIRTUAL reality suite for Esports costing £120,000 has been installed at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhos-on-Sea campus.

The college has started to offer an A level equivalent qualification in Esports. Learners will be taught this course within the virtual reality suite.

Esports are a type of competition using video games. It often takes the form of multiplayer competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.

A spokesperson for Coleg Llandrillo said: “As competitive video games continue to integrate into popular culture, total Esports’ viewership is expected to leap from 454 million in 2019 to 646 million in 2023, per insider intelligence estimates.

“Esports is part of a multi-billion pound worldwide industry with no physical barriers, and this innovative qualification will afford students with real career prospects in the burgeoning UK market. In addition it will help gain access to global industries in the US, Asia and Europe.

“The Esports course provided by the college is backed and supported by the British Esports association and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is part of the British Esports Championship. Grŵp Llandrillo Menai even has its own Esports team called Llandrillo Dragons which is open to students.”

Applicants for the course can apply directly through the college website, or email at: generalenquiries@gllm.ac.uk, or contact the course advice lines on 01492 542 338 for Coleg Llandrillo, 01758 701 385 for Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, and 01248 383 333 for Coleg Menai.