As the world gradually moves on from the covid19 pandemic, esports stakeholders have started returning to LAN events.
Africa, though an upcoming region in terms of global esports has kicked off and started embracing the idea of LAN tournaments. In the past LAN events were mere wishes in Africa when looking at the west, but with more stakeholder playing in the space and goal driven to build the ecosystem, Africa is beginning to enjoy in person esports events
Gamr Africa, one of Nigeria and Africa’s prominent esport organization just concluded its event, Gamr X.
Gamr X united Africa by inviting 9 African countries to Lagos, Nigeria. Gamers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Uganda, Algeria and host Nigeria had to go through a qualifying process to be able to compete at a $15,000 prize pool grand finale.
Gamers battled it out in Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, FIFA, Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG Mobile, while Gamr Africa entertained fans with a fusion of music and car exhibitions.
Winners from Gamr X are
- Street Fighter – Lord Nok (Ivory Coast)
- Mortal Kombat – Hamza (Senegal)
- FIFA – Lord Linkueii (Tanzania)
- Call of Duty Mobile – Zero Remorse (Nigeria)
- Pubg Mobile – DRGN Limitless