Safaricom consumer business staff, Franklin Omote awards Elizabeth Mbugua, the Mobiplay challenge overall winner. [PHOTO – COURTESY]

Safaricom has today announced Elizabeth Mbugua as the overall winner of the just concluded mobile gaming competition dubbed the MobiPlayChallenge. The eight week challenge saw over seventy thousand mobile gamers from across the country compete in various games including: simple puzzle, arcade and action games.  Four hundred and eighty winners were awarded daily and there were weekly prizes ranging from smart phones to airtime.

Mbugua, an ardent gamer from Ruiru, Kiambu County, accumulated 1,168,750 points to create an unassailable lead during the last six weeks of the competition. She takes home the grand prize of an iPhone 11 Pro Max as well as three PlayStation four  devices and twenty-two neon ray-pro smart phones among other daily prizes won during the challenge.

“I am delighted to be announced as the overall winner of the MobiPlay Challenge by Safaricom. The competition was tough as it involved experienced and professional mobile gamers across the country. I have been leading since week three, winning all five games including shooters, basketball, crossing, knify and stacking to get here,” said Mbugua.

Victor Kimiyu from Nairobi and Kevin Ocharo from Nyamira finished in second and third place respectively with 1,147,100 and 405,600 points each, taking home neon pro smart phones among other daily prizes ranging from headphones to airtime. 

Safaricom Games Lounge has been in existence since 2015 and is used by over 167,000 customers to access affordable premium mobile games, with puzzle and arcade games the most popular options.

The MobiPlay Challenge follows a successful e-sport competition ran by Safaricom in 2019, which saw over nine hundred gamers across the country participate in grassroots and regional console-based tournaments.



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