After 4 weeks of intense virtual competitions, the remaining final 11 gamers from as young as 9 met at Nairobi’s Bao Box Restaurant to crown the winner.
The game of choice for this first edition was Fortnight Battle Royale, which is entertaining and captivating especially as you watch the skilled players battle it out.
Lucozade came up with the tournament to engage the youth and showcase the brand as a drink that provides mental alertness for the youthful players within E-sports an ever-growing popular segment.
James Merigi (WTCH M3RIGI) who was competing for the first time ever was the winner. The 21-year-old avid-gamer is currently pursuing a degree at USIU – Africa studying Bachelor of Arts, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects. He wants to pursue a career in visual arts and E-sport. The second and third positions were scooped by Jonathan Ayieko (WTCH Vlotix) and Mao Maobe (Sergeant Mao) respectively.
“I am thrilled to have conquered the tournament. I had stiff competition from my fellow finalist, but I had tactics that enabled me to be victorious. I want to hone my skills by competing in more tournaments and create an awareness of E-Sports and the growth of it as a career path for our youth.” said the 21 years old James Merigi.
During the finale, the contestants battled each other across several intense rounds through tactical play and strategy. A display of ingenuity and resourcefulness was witnessed. Amongst the final eleven contenders were a selection of under18’s including 9-year-old gamer ttvitsmickey (Michael Gitau) and fan favourite 17-year-old gamer Vlotix (Jonathan Ayieko).
Wanjiru Njenga, Head of Marketing, Suntory Beverage & Food notes, “Lucozade recognizes that e-sport is the future and we want to encourage and provide a safe platform for youth to develop their mental alertness in this space. This was a first for us in Africa and we plan to continue taking this further”.
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