More than 100 nations competed in various game genres as the 14th World Esports Championships got underway on December 3rd. The competition, which is being held in Bali, saw some teams eliminated in the first round. Ghana was one of the teams that did not advance past the first round in the eFootball genre.
Ghana was eliminated via unanimous defeat after competing against teams from Suriname, Montenegro, Uzbekistan, and Morocco, losing by a score of 2-0 to each. The results saw them at the bottom of Group A with 0 points, which sent them packing after the group stages of the competition concluded.
BORIS OSISIADA-NIMPONG, who represented Ghana at the competition admitted his first two games didn’t go as planned resulting in a loss against Suriname and Montenegro. ” I had two bad games against Suriname and Montenegro but I will adapt and come back stronger for my upcoming games. Thanks for the support.”
Although the Ghanaian athlete couldn’t live up to his promise, he took to his Twitter profile to express his gratitude for the support given to him at his first major competition and also vowed to learn his lessons from the competition. “Unfortunately, my journey and Ghana’s journey comes to an end at the 14th World eSports Championships as I couldn’t make it out of my group. With this being my first major tournament outside Africa, I learned a lot, and I will be back on the world stage by God’s grace. Thank you.”
Despite the loss and elimination, Ghana is only one of the 16 teams from Africa competing across the genres at the competition in Bali, and some will hold a strong representation of the continent. Morocco topped its group in the eFootball category with 14 points, progressing into the Play-In Elimination Stage of the competition.