North-east university rivals are set to go head-to-head in an e-gaming tournament.
Gaming societies from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen are testing their skills in a battle for glory.
E-sport gaming cafe and bar Engage Gaming is co-hosting the event in a bid to start an annual get-together similar to the annual university boat race.
Richard Foster, manager at Engage Gaming, said since the cafe has gaming resources the latest consoles, computers and virtual reality technology, it is the ideal place to host the event.
He said: “We saw a gap in the market and we have a really good set up so we decided to fill it. We wanted to have one big showdown with these two powerhouse universities where they can compete with all kinds of different games.
“There will be 20 students per univeristy and one student will be acting as team captain for each school.
“Throughout the night there will be different students from each team who are experts in a specific game, so they’ll be switching. They will be competing against each other with games like Rocket League, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros and League of Legends.
“We’re also looking into having a trophy made to go along with winning the title.
“It’s just an event where we want to get people excited and involved in gaming.
“Right now, we’ve been doing tournaments and events, but we want to be able to make it an annual tournament.”
The games chosen for the competing students test an array of different skills from strategy to team work and working under pressure.
The showdown is to take place November 12 and will kick off at 4pm, with members of the public encouraged to go along and cheer the gamers on.
Richard hopes people will come out and have a good time and get enthusiastic about gaming at the cafe, which opened at the end of August and is the first of its kind in Scotland.