Race to the Finish is a family event where you can design, play, compete or simply watch games and esports, as part of CultureFest 2022.

Leamington Spa is home to the largest number of video game developers outside of Greater London. To celebrate this, University of Warwick is bringing together video game studios with cutting-edge gaming computers from Warwick’s Esports Centre, to turn the spotlight on gaming – from production to play, cars and racing! All ages can get involved.

Date: 10th – 20th August 2022

Venue: Pump Room Gardens, Assembly Rooms, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

We talked to Jack Fenton and Elenore Li, from the Esports Centre at Warwick to find out more about esports and the exciting opportunities for a wide variety of talent. Watch the interview below…

Drop-in and PLAY!

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of esports, pull up a seat, pick up a controller and try your hand at some popular racing games.

Have a go at Rocket League, F1 2020 or compete against others in the Trackmania Time Trial for the chance to win Esports Centre vouchers OR an exclusive coaching session with a seasoned racing game player!

Younger children can have a go at designing their own supercar or strut their stuff to Just Dance in the console area!

Esports for everyone!

Taking place at the Esports Centre, this event is open to first-timers through to seasoned players. There will be experts from the University of Warwick on hand to provide assistance if required. There will also be an accessible gaming kit advised by our charity partner Special Effect, which includes ergonomic joysticks, clip-on accessible buttons, and other features that can be integrated to any game, making it fully accessible to any user.

For those who love to play and compete for long periods of time, there’s a dedicated area for playing games – from Minecraft through to League of Legends. These are payable by the hour.

This series of events is possible thanks to our partnership with Interactive Futures, Ubisoft (Trackmania), Codemasters, EA (F1, GRID, Dirt Rally, Project Cars) and Playground Games. Racing Rig – PlaySeat provided in partnership with Williams Racing and available all days.

More about the Warwick Esports Centre here: https://warwick.ac.uk/esports/

Click to learn more about Interactive Futures: https://interactive-futures.com/