April 22, 2024
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Nigerian esports organisation, Gamr, has been selected to be a part of the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund.

This was announced yesterday, September 6, by the esports organisation on their social media platforms, thanking their supporters, and saying they couldn’t achieve this without them “In the past 11 months, we have been making intentional efforts to change the face of gaming and esports in Africa.”

“And we are excited to announce that Gamr has been selected to join a prestigious community of 60 other black-led startups as part of the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund. Gamr is not alone in this success. We could not have done this without your continued love for esports, competition, and the Gamr brand.”

The Nigerian esports organisation which was founded back in 2021 by Seyi Fakoya, Eniola Edun and Kunmi Adenipebi is the only 2022 recipient of the Black Founders Fund to be focused on gaming and esports.

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Gamr co-founders Seyi Fakoya (left), Eniola Edun (middle) and Kunmi Adenipebi (right)

Speaking about their organisation’s recent achievement Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Gamr, Kunmi Adenipebi stated “Gamr has been a project of intense sacrifice, learning, and growth. In the past 11 months, my co-founders Seyi Fakoya, Eniola Edun and I, along with our ever-enthusiastic team, have strived to improve gaming culture and esports adoption on the continent.”

“This vision of ours seems outlandish to some, impossible to many, but not to Google for Startups. We have gotten an adrenaline shot! We set out to leap, but now we can soar! And we want you here as we continue on this journey of ours.”

“I am elated to share that Gamr has been selected among 60 other equally amazing startups as part of the second edition of the Google for Startups Black Fund in Africa! Our team is revved and ready to go!”

Gamr has been making a name for themselves this year by organising what many would consider the continent’s biggest esports event, Gamr X, which brought together some of the best gamers from 10 African countries to do battle in five game titles for a prize pool of $15,000.

The Nigerian esports organisation is also collaborating with esports and gaming organiser and production company, Mettlestate, to organise the CS:GO Intel Africa Masters tournament, which could be the continent’s biggest esports event in 2022.

The Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, which was launched back in 2020, is set to provide 60 founders of black-led startups with up to $100K in capital, up to an additional $200K in Google Cloud Credits, and access to the best of Google—people, products, and practices.

Learn more about the 2022 recipients of the Black Founders Fund by clicking the link.