The Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., was full of computer screens, game consoles and robots Saturday as part of the second Galveston Island Esports Summit.
The event is meant to draw in people interested in competitive gaming, video and table-top games, robotics and science and technology, said Mary Jo Naschke, principle of the event.
Hopefully, the event will help children and young adults see how esports, gaming and technology can transfer to jobs and long-term careers, she said.
“This is to let the kids know the interface so they have the final path,” Naschke said.
Esports is a professional level of video game competition in which participants can compete in large-scale tournaments.
Participants at the event could compete in esport tournaments, try out virtual reality headsets and talk to representatives of NASA, which had brought a Mars rover to the summit.
Companies displayed their Star Wars-like