Nigeria part of Global ESports Games in Birmingham

Nigeria part of Global ESports Games in Birmingham

Nigeria, alongside five other African countries, will represent Africa at the inaugural edition of the Global Esports Federation/Commonwealth Games in Birmingham later in the year.

The Commonwealth Esports Games will be held at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham on 5-7 August.

Although medals will be given out at the tournament, it will not be added to the medals table at the Commonwealth Games.

There are three titles up for grabs and six categories

The event will feature esports athletes from across the Commonwealth – with DOTA 2, eFootball series and Rocket League the three titles featuring in the competition.

All three titles will also include a women’s category as well as an open category.

Nigeria will present a competitor in the open category.

Founder e-sports Nigeria, Seye Owolabi confirmed this Country’s participation but also bemoaned the inability of the country to present a female gamer at the Championships

“We have one gamer to compete in the open category as no female gamer showed up. All things being equal, he will represent Nigeria at the Championship”

Owolabi also bemoaned the lack of support by the government emphasizing that E-sports had become a viable sport worldwide and Nigeria had the potential to benefit from it if only it tapped into its available resources.

Other African Countries including Ghana and Kenya will also compete at the E-sport Commonwealth Games Championships.

Organisers insist that there is hope that esports could become part of the full programme by the 2026 event.

 

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