The road to Gamr X, a stakeholders forum put together by West Africa’s leading Esports Tournament and gaming platform Gamr Africa , in partnership with the French embassy commenced with a grand speech in a VR setting.
Attendees were required to put on 3D glasses while listening to the virtual speech presented by the CEO Eniola Edun on Friday, November 12, 2021, at the Alliance Française de Lagos Mike Adenuga Centre’ Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria. Followed promptly by a screen display of detailed information on the biggest upcoming esports event in Africa, Gamr X which has been fixed to take place in March 2022 at Onikan, Lagos Nigeria, with over 7,000 physical and 150,000 virtual attendees from Seven African countries.
The road to Gamr X Forum progressed with a keynote speech from the Lagos commissioner for Youth and Sports, after which the event was broken into panel sessions while the qualifiers were ongoing just outside the hall, with players competing in games such as PUBG mobile, COD and Clash royale.
The road to Gamr X first panel session themed Creating a new thriving economy in Africa had intelligent speakers; Bakayoko Sidick, the founder of Paradise games in Ivory Coast; Kwesi Hayford, President of the Esports association in Ghana, both of who joined virtually, together with Akintunde-Johnson Bada; Manager at VIACOMCBS Network Africa, and Telema Davies as the moderator ending with a question and answer session and simultaneously, a lunch break.
The road to gamr x second panel session with the theme, Africa and the next billion users was graced with the presence of Herve Delabrousse, Managing director at Gameloft (Africa) and Gregory Gettinger, Founder and CEO VR motion learning, who spoke virtually on the topic while Yinka Iyinolakan, the founder of Yinola games served as the moderator.
The third panel session with the topic; Beyond fun: Career pathway in Esport was engaged by Bukola Akingbade, CEO Kucheza gaming; Tara Enahoro from Unanimous games; and Johana Riquier, the founder of Gamering consulting joined virtually with Suzan Adinoyi, the founder of Zanoza solutions acting as the moderator.
The Last panel session themed Esports: A brand’s involvement was taken over by smart speakers in persons of Sylvia Gothani, Tekken 7 professional player, Tom Leonard, the founder of Left internet marketing both who joined virtually and Sayo Owolabi, the Secretary General of African Esport Development Federation, with Motolani Alake as the moderator.
After each panel session, few minutes were allotted for questions and answers before the commencement of the next session, while this was going on in the hall, about thirty-two players were competing in the preliminary stage in a space just outside the hall, after the first stage, qualifiers proceeded to the hall for the semi-finals and the grand finale.
At the end of FIFA 22, Telewo Folarin came first, Awojobi Gbemiga Taiwo second, and Adieme Henry Abuchi, Third. The winners will get to represent Gamr X Nigeria at Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
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