Scotland’s largest competitive gaming competition is set to return this September with a record-breaking cash prize of £10,000 up for grabs.

The fourth installment of The Scottish Esports League - known as SEL4 - will see a four-day finals tournament held at Dundee Contemporary Arts hub.

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After the success of last year's SEL3, which included 590 competitors, a record number of players are expected to enter and compete at SEL4. 

Dundee Contemporary Arts was selected as the host for the final, for its reputation as a popular and innovative cultural hub, and its 'modern technological advancements'. 

Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts, Beth Bate said the city is anticipating an 'exciting competition'.

She said: "We're delighted to be working with Esports Scotland on bringing this finals event to Dundee, supporting the city and Scotland's tech sector.

"Competitive gaming connects people from across the world and we're very proud to have such a strong home for it here in Dundee."

Multiple games will be included in this year's event for players to get involved in. Popular gaming YouTubers such as Gary Marley, his brother Marc Marley, and global competitor Adam Ryan are among the contenders set to take part this year. 

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The competitive action starts in late September with an online tournament, before the four-day final takes place in November. 

James Hood, the owner of Esports Scotland, believes that Scotland has what it takes to produce the finest talent in the gaming world. 

He said: "I’m a true believer that we have the potential to produce Esports icons of the future, so striving to offer a top-level environment for them to progress here in Scotland has been a huge goal of ours.

“Throughout lockdown, we witnessed more people playing games than ever before, so we’re excited to provide a platform for the nation’s gamers to develop their talent, and appetite for competitive match play."

Both the online tournament and the Grand Final will be broadcast via Esports Scotland Twitch panel.

Registration for the competition is still open, as the chance to win big becomes a reality for Scotland's skilled gamers.