It is no news that the ongoing commonwealth games in Birmingham UK will have a pilot esports event, which is in partnership with the Global Esports Federation (GEF).
Members of the GEF whose country falls under the commonwealth are expected to compete. Local qualifiers have been concluded by members and the GEF held its draws recently.
During the draws, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa were in the pool for eFootball (open and women category), and Rocket League (open and women category). It was interesting to see Nigeria and Ghana prepare for a healthy rivalry outside of Football and popular food – Jollof Rice.
For the eFootball open category, both Nigeria and Ghana were seeded in Group A with hosts England, Gibraltar, and Brunei Darussalam, while Kenya is in Group C alongside Malaysia, Pakistan, and Maldives.
eFootball women category, Ghana is in Group A with England and Northern Ireland.
For Rocket League Kenya and South Africa (referred to as Team World Connected) are in Group A with Jamaica and Australia for the open category. While Ghana is in Group B with Canada and Australia for the women’s category.
The Commonwealth Esports Championship will commence from August 4th all through August 7th.
To follow and support Team Africa, games will be streamed on the GEF’s Youtube and Twitch channels.