BLAZE by Safaricom will from Friday 29th November hold the Nairobi Edition of the BLAZE E-Sports tournament at the Technical University of Kenya (TUK).
The two-day tournament will kick off on Friday 29th with regional group stage knockouts where over 200 gamers will battle it out to be among the 64 gamers who will proceed to the regional finals slated for Saturday 30th November.
“Turnout at the BLAZE E-Sports tournament has been great since August, when the first regional final was held in Mombasa. E-Sports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and I want to urge aspiring gamers to show up and become part of the E-Sports movement,” said Brian ‘Beast’ Diang’a, pro-gamer and BLAZE gaming mentor.
The tournament will see both avid and casual gamers from Nairobi and its environs compete in FIFA 19 and Tekken 7 running on PS4 with a KES 200,000 prize pool that will see winners in each game category take home KES 50,000. The first and second runner’s up will take home KES 30,000 and KES 20,000 respectively.