A NEW youth e-sports gaming arena opened its doors in Gunnersbury Avenue on Saturday.

It is the brainchild of long-time friends Amit Sra and Vivek Behl and aims to dispel stereotypes surrounding gaming.

Virendra Sharma, MP for Ealing Southall, formally opened Valhallan’s arena, ahead of a day of mini-competitions and a virtual address by two-time European E-sports Championship gold medallist Emma Rose.