Ladies Battle it Out At Safaricom Blaze E-Sports Tournament in Nyeri

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The past weekend has been nothing short of fun for the e-sports industry in Kenya kickstarted by Safaricom. Through its youth network, BLAZE set camp in Nyeri at Dedan Kimathi University. This is in search of the next big talent in gaming that would challenge students to come out on top.

This initiative under the BLAZE BYOB summit is now one of the few competitions organised by the company ever since its launch. Moreover, the network has sought out to discover young minds with entrepreneurial skills. All this, of course, comes with some good rewards for the competitors both in the business and gaming world.

The e-sports tourneys came with the goal of creating awareness about the growing e-sports arena both in Kenya and beyond. Luckily, a number of young casual players have benefitted from participating and winning in these clashes. Well, students from the university gathered to have a chance of getting at the top three positions.

Ladies’ Affair

As you would expect the players came out in droves and were organised to participate in various stations as registered before the competition. However, this time was different as the competition brought in some of the girl power to face each other in the game of Tekken.


Silvia Wahome(right)” Queen Arrow” battle it out with Sharon Mwirigi(left) in Tekken

This was of course real fun to watch as the competitive gaming industry is one that has been considered to be testosterone-driven even in Kenya. In a bid to earn a position for the Reginal finals that will be held in Meru, Sylvia Wahome, popularly known as Queen Arrow, turned out in first place. This was followed by some impressive players like Doxael Muthoni, Juliet Kiriti and Sharon Mwirigi.

As for the FIFA 19 side, the boys got quite competitive. But just as every competition has to have a winner, Victor Biwott, turned out at first place earning an opportunity to go clash against other gamers at the Meru regional finals. Down the list were Brian Kibet, followed by Paul Mutua and Zakary Kamau. The top positions obviously came with a Kes. 10,000 token which is worth it for any campus student.


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Victor Biwott winner of Blaze E-Sport championship Nyeri | Image Courtesy Blaze

With this move still going on to other regions, it is safe to say that there is a lot of hope for e-sports to finally be known and taken seriously by the youth around the country. We will surely be keeping an eye out to see the progress of these talents and where their futures lie in the world of competitive gaming.

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