As esports in Africa continues to grow, more communities are becoming recognized by global esports tournaments. Examples have been the Pubg Mobile MEO and Valorant Campus clutch both hosted by Redbull.
A popular community is that of Tekken, which hosts seasonal tournaments and has produced Pro-gamer, Queen Arrow from Kenya and many more.
The publishers of Tekken 7, Bandai Namco recently announced their Tekken Online Challenge 2021 across 14 regions.
Among the 14 regions, West Africa, South Africa and their countries were included.
This came as a surprise to many esports stakeholders in Africa, reason being that many global esports events organizers ignore Africa or African participation are handpicked while others are neglected.
Bandai Namco including African regions and their countries has sent exciting to the camp of African Tekken community, and other FGC.
Starting June 1st, Tekken players in both West and South African countries will challenge in regional online masters to allow them gain points on the leaderboard. At the end of the online season, the top 8 in both regions will join other regions in a regional final to determine the best player across the globe.
The Tekken Online Challenge has a prize pool of $100,000 up for grabs, which is sponsored by the official event partner, Astro Gaming.
More information about region and tournament are available on Bandai Namco website.