Hundreds flock to Sheffield’s Temple of Fun for gaming get-together

Video games fans gathered yesterday to celebrate four years of gaming events in Sheffield.

The event was run by GAME OVER, an events company from Sheffield specialising in video games and related e-sports culture.

The organisers brought together retro and current-generation gaming consoles for the event, accompanied by live art auctions, a video games quiz, gaming tournaments, gaming themed food and a raffle.

The Game Over Burger returns for the event.

The event on Facebook gathered the interest of over 500 people and was held at the popular Church venue in Kelham Island, which opened its doors to the public last July.

The family friendly event had hundreds attend over the day, with attendees of all ages coming together to play video games, enjoy a themed drink and try their chances at winning a home games console in the raffle.

The main gaming tournament was run by Sheffield Smash UK, which had 16 participants battle it out for the cash prize in competitive fighting game “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” for the Nintendo Switch games console.

The retro-styled event poster

Previous events have been held at other Sheffield venues such as Bloo 88, Bungalows and Bears and the now shut-down Checkpoint.

Checkpoint was Sheffield’s first ever gaming studio brought to the public by the events team at Game Over and Steel City Clash – a competitive fighting game team and collective.

With Checkpoint out of commission, many members of the fighting game community are looking for a new home in Sheffield for weekly practice and tournaments.

Church is set to be the new home for GAME OVER’s future events, with the next big event being held in May.