Welcome To Esports Nigeria
Esports in Nigeria is a is fast-rising achievement, and thanks to the help of Esports Nigeria The governing body for Esports in Nigeria, stakeholders like Esports teams and others have been able to grow the various sector of Esports in Nigeria, giving us a platform to be known, organizations like Allianz gaming, Padsoccer, cave gaming, and many others have all benefited from this great opportunity.
How Did Nigerian Esports Become Big In Africa (And The World)?
Nigerian Esports president, Emmanuel Oyelakin, has gone on several TV interviews with other members of the Nigerian Esports team, including an interview on Channels TV. Channels TV won the best television station award 7 consecutive times!
During the Interview, Mr Emmanuel and Dr Sid, vice president of the organization, stated their goals in raising the standards of the Esports scene in the country. Also, they used the medium to not only create awareness of Esports but also talk about the need to have a structured Esports system in the country.
The talks from the interview have been taken a step further as just in September, the Vice President of Esports Nigeria has founded Nigeria’s first-ever professional gaming team with the name Sidizens Gaming. It was formed with players for FIFA, Fortnite, and Call of Duty. With the African Esports Championship set to start in Kenya, the formation of this team is a step in the right direction.
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Also in this month, Esports Nigeria has announced a partnership with claim to fame entertainment LLC. LLC hosts Esports events in America to enhance the gamer social media brand to reach more fans. Another major partnership is with TechxHub who will become their official gaming peripherals partner and provide top class gaming equipment from leading brands like Steel series and Targus.
Also, a member of the Nigerian Esports team hosted a football tournament dubbed as the pad soccer tournament. It was held in Asaba, Nigeria, and saw Adefola Teluvo take home half a million Naira in cheque. This is an impressive prize!
In 2020, the African Continent will be the first continent to host World Esports Consortium’s – Esports Social Programme – “Changing the People Changing the World”. They will also host their new Football and Esports Training Centres. It will not be surprising to see Nigeria selected among the 5 countries whose Esports is growing quickly. A positive result for sure regarding Nigerian Esports!
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