When talking about fighting game tournaments, one of the names that comes to mind is Red bull Kumite.
Red bull Kumite is one of the most prestigious fighting game tournament series in the world. This events serves as home to iconic matchups featuring the world’s top fighting game players, unforgettable storylines and a celebration of fighting games like no other.
Red bull in Nigeria who are no strangers to esports just concluded their maiden edition National Finals for the Street Fighter community. This event had the top 8 finalists battle it out for the National champion title.
Popular name in the community, Chux emerged winner of the first Red bull Kumite in Nigeria, edging out his arch rival Sphinx. Chux won a trophy of the Vega mask associated with a character in the game.
Chux was also supposed to represent Team Nigeria in Singapore for the Global Esports Games, but was unable because of the country Omicron ban.
The Red bull Kumite being hosted in Nigeria has been well received in the Fighting gaming community not just in Nigeria but Africa as a whole.
Other stakeholders have commended the efforts of Redbull by showing inclusion for the African region and hopes it serves as beginning for more and other global esports activations.