Patrick Komu from Nyeri has been crowned the Mt.Kenya region champion after beating Morgan Njagi from Meru in a hotly contested FIFA 19 match at the BLAZE e-sports regional finals that was held at the Meru National Polytechnic.
The regional finals attracted over 120 young players from as far as Nyeri, Kirinyaga, and Embu Counties. The tournament, which is a new addition to the BLAZE Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) platform, seeks to empower youth to regard e-sports as a career.
“I am thrilled to be the regional champion of the BLAZE e-sports tournament. It was tough, but good preparation and determination earned me victory. I want to hone my skills by competing in more tournaments and possibly grow a career in e-sports,” said the 23 years old Patrick Njagi.
The tournament, which was a culmination of the BYOB Meru creation camp, saw Morgan Njagi and Benson Mwangi all from Meru settling for second and third place respectively. A Kshs. 100,000 prize pool saw the top 3 taking home KES 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 respectively.