April 13, 2024

Ghana has found their eFootball representatives for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championships (CEC) to be held in Birmingham, England from August 6-7.

The reps are Team Falcon GH’s Alfred Kalu who will be the country’s male rep and Esports Academy’s Edwina “Kindermädchen” Bediako who will be representing the nation in the female section.

The Ghana Qualifiers for the CEC were held at the Esports Academy in Haatso, Accra and saw 20 gamers (12 male and 8 female) battle it out for a place in the country’s team to compete at the maiden global event.

Ghana is set to compete in both eFootball and Rocket League at the 2022 CEC with the President of the Esports Association, Ghana (EAG), Kwesi Hayford, explaining the reasoning behind the decision in an exclusive interview back in April.

“We needed to choose two games for the Commowealth [Games], so we chose PES and Rocket League I can’t say logistically we would want to raise a team for Dota when we do not have a team for Dota.”

“I know there are players who play Dota but how many are they we are not prepared enough for me I think that we need to grow where our community is.”

“We already have a small community for PES so it’s okay, we have a small community for Rocket League so it’s okay because I know we’ve done tournaments in these titles so we can do it even if we have to call players put them together and train them instead of doing qualifiers there is always a way around.”

The 2022 Commonwealth Esports Championship (CEC) is set to take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham, England from August 6-7 and will be held independently at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.