July 21, 2024
Chosen

The highly anticipated second edition of the Chosen Championship, a premier esports event held in the West African nation of Ghana, is set to take place from July 22–23 at the Otium Game Hub in East Legon, Accra. Presented by Digital Diaspora and powered by Gold Standard Gaming Agency in partnership with the Esports Association, Ghana (EAG), this thrilling tournament promises to bring together top esports talent from across the West African nation.

On June 4, 2022, the inaugural Chosen Championship took place at the Otium Game Hub. The event featured a Mortal Kombat (MK) Invitational, gathering the most skilled MK gamers in the country who battled it out for a share of the GH₵2,000 prize pool. However, as Sebastian “Chosen 1” Burton, the CEO of Gold Standard Gaming Agency, expressed during an exclusive interview with EAN after the event, “If this were a book on Ghana, we’ve merely reached the third page of the prologue. The journey has just begun!” This can be seen in the upcoming second edition, which promises to surpass the first with an astounding prize pool of GH₵30,000 and participants competing not only in MK but also in two other popular game titles, Tekken and FIFA.

Aspiring gamers who wish to participate in the event can register by visiting the official tournament link at https://lnkd.in/g5qVZAFF. Interested individuals can also reach out to the organisers via email at [email protected] or through WhatsApp at +233-24-222-3335 for more information.

The Chosen Championship serves as a platform for these talented individuals to demonstrate their skills and pave the way for a prosperous future in esports. By providing an inclusive and competitive environment, the tournament encourages the growth and development of esports in Ghana.

The partnership between Digital Diaspora, Gold Standard Gaming Agency, and the EAG highlights the growing recognition and support for the esports industry in the country. Esports has gained significant popularity worldwide, and Ghana is no exception, with a thriving community of gamers eager to make their mark on the competitive scene.

Speaking about his relationship with EAG President Kwesi Hayford, Burton expressed, “Working with my good friend Kwesi Hayford on LinkedIn for the past few years, I knew how big the esports scene was here. So I said well if I am going to Ghana, I gotta call Kwesi and so once I started talking to Kwesi we decided we were going to start doing some big things for esports in Ghana.”

Furthermore, Burton shared his thoughts on Digital Diaspora, emphasising its potential to revolutionise the world. He humbly acknowledged, “I don’t take full credit for it, I have a great team including Marcus Howard, Kat Shields-Moon, Taylor Gordon,[and] Akia West, and I just gotta name these people because they’ve helped me bring this to life.”

He added, “It is going to be a spectacular event, it’s about connecting Africans and African-Americans in a way that we haven’t seen in decades and centuries.”

To obtain additional information about the Digital Diaspora and Burton’s aspirations for Ghanaian esports, we highly recommend watching the complete interview with him provided below.

The second edition of The Chosen Championship is poised to be a landmark event in Ghana’s esports landscape. With a substantial prize pool, thrilling gameplay, and the support of esteemed partners, this tournament is set to captivate esports enthusiasts and propel the industry to new heights.

Whether you’re a player, spectator, or industry professional, mark your calendars for July 22–23 and prepare to witness the best of Ghana’s esports talent at The Chosen Championship.