THOUSANDS of fans turned up to Scotland’s biggest gaming and popular culture event yesterday.

The 6000 Play Expo Glasgow attendees showed up to intu Braehead in an array of amazing costumes as they re-enacted the characters from their favourite video games.

Andy Brown, from organisers Replay Events, said: “Ticket sales have been phenomenal and already we have sold many more tickets than we did for the same show last year.

“It’s definitely going to be a record-breaking weekend and I expect we’ll have more than 6000 through the doors compared to 5000 last year. A lot of this is down to the bigger show we’re putting on with more video games and gaming machines for people to play.

“It’s going to be a fantastic, colourful weekend with the fans coming along dressed as characters from their favourite video games and as well as the tickets already sold we also expect a lot of people to turn up on the day.”

The two-day extravaganza has something to entertain everyone, from retro consoles and computers, to modern indie games for PC and console.

The event is also hosting gaming tournaments, LAN gaming, cosplay contests, board games, Minecraft, Fortnite, merchandise stalls and more.

And for the first time, the Scottish Gaming Championships are being held at the show.

Yesterday the heats were held, and today the contestants will go head-to-head in an effort to be named the country’s top gaming gladiator.

Comedian John Robertson is also hosting a game show in which members of the audience are trapped in an imaginary retro video game.

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