June 25, 2024

From October 28—29, Ivorian esports tournament operator Gamers Côte d’Ivoire is set to host some of Africa’s finest gamers as they do battle to secure the continent’s slots for the upcoming 14th International Esports Federation (IESF) World Esports Championships, which is set to be held in Bali, Indonesia from December 1—12.

The event, which will see Gamers Côte d’Ivoire partner up with the Africa Esports Championship (AEC) and Africa Electronic Sports Association (AESA), is dubbed the “2022 African Esports Championships” and will serve as the region’s qualifiers for the 14th World Esports Championships.

The 2022 African Esports Championships is set to witness the continent’s best duke it out in the competition’s 6 game titles (i.e. PUBG Mobile (PUBGM), Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Tekken 7, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO), and eFootball) to book their tickets to what is shaping up to be a historic World Championship.

One of the newest competing esports titles for teams and players at this year’s edition of the IESF World Esports Championship is PUBGM, which is always a delight to watch. However, what I am looking forward to and what may capture everyone’s attention this year is the competition’s first-ever CS:GO female tournament.

Boban Totovski, IESF General Secretary, spoke about the inclusion of the 6 titles, saying that it supports the federation’s mission to unite, support, and promote the global esports family. “The inclusion of these spectacular 6 game titles in the 2022 World Esports Championships supports our mission to unite, support, and promote the World Esports Family.”

“We are very grateful for the continued collaboration with publishers, the inclusion of two new mobile titles, and to feature of the first CS:GO female tournament this year. Together, we are working towards a more accessible and inclusive esports community.”

Gamers Côte d’Ivoire recently revealed the 12 participating countries set to fight in the 2022 African Esports Championships for the continent’s slots in the 6 titles for the upcoming global showcase, which has a total prize pool of $500,000.

Below are the countries participating in the 2022 African Esports Championships:

  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Algeria
  • Ghana
  • Namibia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Djibouti
  • Burkina Faso
  • Libya
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Morocco

The Lagos State Esports Association (LSEA) said in a statement following the announcement of the participating countries, “Always pleasant seeing the Green-White-Green among the committee of nations. Nigerian gamers will get to test their skills against the best from among their contemporaries in Africa.”

The 2022 African Esports Championships kicks off from October 28—29.