STUDENTS at Cardiff and Vale College had the opportunity to meet the Esports Wales team ahead of esports being included in the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Esports Wales team members visited the college for media training, but students were able to talk with them and even play against the professionals.

Esports are multiplayer video games played competitively. It has grown significantly in recent years, and is now a multi-million-pound industry.

Cardiff and Vale College offer esports courses that cover technology, nutrition, psychology and strategy - all elements needed in the world of professional gaming.

The students also compete in the British Esports Association set of tournaments.

Esports Wales chief executive officer John Jackson said: "I would like to thank CAVC for providing a perfect location for the players to meet and run through game plans ahead of the Euro's and Commonwealth Championships. 

"This year we have a great opportunity to show off demonstrate the impact of esports in Wales."

Cardiff and Vale College principal Sharon James said: "It was great to welcome the Esports Wales team to the College for a day of media training.

"It gave our Esports students an amazing opportunity to interact with the professional players they aspire to be, and pick up guidance and advice from them – we all wish Esports Wales the best of luck in the Commonwealth Games this summer!"