July 24, 2024

2022 has seen Ghana continue to take small steps toward complete recognition of esports in the West African nation.

Several organisations, including the Esports Association, Ghana (EAG), the Ghana Esports Federation (GEF), and GiiKs Game City (GGC), among others, are working to have the emerging sport recognised as a sport in the country.

One of these organisations that are working to get esports recognised by the nation is Altum Gaming, which is partnering with Esports Africa News (EAN) and Esports Africa Tournament (EAT) to bring together eight (8) of Ghana’s biggest universities to do battle in Call of Duty Mobile (CODM).

The event, which will be the West African nation’s first-ever inter-university tournament, is set to kick off tonight at 7PM GMT and will see the eight universities battle it out for the GH₵500 ($51.27) prize pool.

The universities set to do battle and make history are the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Academic City University College (ACUC), University of Cape Coast (UCC), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), University of Ghana (UG), University of Energy and Natural Resources (UNER), University of Mines and Technology (UMAT) and Ghana Communication Technology University (GCTU).

Below are the rosters for the teams set to do battle tonight;

Below are tonight’s Altum CODM Campus tournament fixtures;

Altum

Here are the rules for the Altum CODM Campus tournament;

Weapon Bans

• A Weapon Ban System Is In Place. Each Team May Ban One (1) Weapon From The Qualifying Remainder Of The Non-Restricted Weapons. 

Weapon Restrictions

• NA-45 

• Thumper 

• Shorty 

Banned Equipment

• Thermite

• Gas

• Molotov

• Tripmines

• Flash Drone

• Heartbeat Sensor

• Legendary Flashbang 

• Explosive Ammo for Rytec

• All Special Bolt for Crossbow (Sticky Grenade, Thermite, Gas grenade bolt) 

Banned Perks

• Persistence 

• Quickfix 

Banned Attachments

• Akimbo 

Banned Operator Skills

• Kinetic Armor, K9 Unit, Transform Shield, Ballistic Shield, Bull Charge, and Hive are banned. All Other Operator Skills Are Allowed For Use

Legal Scorestreaks

• Only The MQ-27 Dragonfire, Predator Missile, Napalm, EMP Systems, Lightning Strike, Hunter Killer Drone, SAM Turret and Cluster Strike Are Allowed For Use. All Other Scorestreaks Are Banned

Banned Character Skins

• Siren – Hydrodynamic new 

Additional items may be banned from tournaments should the Administration see fit. Item bans will be announced to all players as soon as feasibly possible.

SEARCH & DESTROY

Time Limit: 90 Seconds.

Round Limit: 6 Rounds

HARDPOINT 

Time Limit: 600 Seconds.

Round Limit: 250 Rounds

DOMINATION 

Time Limit: 300 Seconds.

Round Limit: 100 Rounds