The Afrika Esports Series launches in South Africa

World Esports Consortium (WESCO) and Esports.NGO, as a technical partner, announced the launch of Afrika Esports Series, a large-scale esports tournament in Africa.

The series of professional esports events between countries starts in four disciplines at once:

  • PES 2021 Mobile
  • FIFA21
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • PUBG Mobile

Anyone can take part in the esports tournaments. A series of qualifying tournaments will start in parallel in 16 countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mauritius, South Africa and Togo.

Registration for qualifying tournaments is already open!

The first qualifying matches for the Afrika Esports Series Championship will launch in February 2021, separately in each country. During the qualifying tournaments, national teams will be determined for each country. Main rounds of the Afrika Esports Series Championship starts in March and goes through April/May 2021.

“Esports is growing rapidly all over the world, and Africa is no exception. We have many young talented gamers who deserve support,”

– said Ryan Macquet, founder of the Africa Electronic Sport Association based in South Africa.

The organisers have set the goal of holding a series of tournaments in 16 countries. This is the first esports event of its kind to be held on this scale across the African continent.

Macquet explains:

“This event is a great first step towards creating a platform for Africans to compete on an international Esports stage, through a qualification series in their respective countries. The main goal of the event is to give equal opportunities to every gamer to win and become a leader within their area, city, country and eventually the African continent.”

Today there are more than 2 billion gamers in the world, and esports is one of the fastest-growing industries. There are about 200 million gamers in Africa. For many African countries, Afrika Esports Series is an opportunity to attract attention, investments and business partners, which will give a rapid impetus to development.


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