Orange, a major partner of Esport in Africa and the Middle East is organizing the regional grand final of the pan-African “Orange Esport Experience” championship on January 28 and 29, 2023, in Abidjan
Staff, 2023-01-27 03:15:43,
Since 2016, the Orange Group (www.Orange.com) has supported the development of Esport by organizing national and international competitions aimed at bringing out young “gaming” talent in the region. Officially created in 2018, the fourth edition of the “Orange Esport Experience” competition is being held in Côte d’Ivoire.
For this new edition, fourteen African countries are taking part in this regional grand final: Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Central African Republic, and Sierra Leone. For two days, the champions of these countries will compete on some of the most popular games in the world, such as Street Fighter V, FIFA 2023, eFootball 2023 (formerly PES) and during a demonstration match on League Of Legends.
Today, gaming is a professional discipline contributing to the creation of many jobs, namely in the fields of cybersecurity, AI, and Open Innovation. We estimate that Esport represents a market of over a billion dollars worldwide.
Brelotte Ba, East Deputy Director of Orange Africa and Middle East, emphasizes: “With a mainly young population and the spread of Superfast Broadband, Africa offers the ideal setting for this booming discipline.”
Mamadou Bamba, Orange Côte d’Ivoire Managing Director, says “As a player committed to digital technology, sport and culture in Africa, Orange Côte…
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