Kenya’s women’s DOTA 2 team has qualified for the Global Esports Games (GEG) 2022, which will be held in İstanbul, Turkey from December 15 to 17.
Kenya is the first African country to qualify for the worldwide championship, with the Global Esports Federation (GEF) praising the East African nation’s team on their Twitter page. “Congratulations to Team Kenya for qualifying for the DOTA 2 (Women) category in the Global Esports Games.”
Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand will compete alongside Kenya in the Women’s Category of the 2022 Global Esports Games’ (GEG) DOTA 2 competition later this year in İstanbul, Turkey.
Although there is an increase in women venturing into gaming in Africa, they still face their fair share of challenges, and Kenya’s participation in this year’s GEG could go a long way toward dispelling the myth that video games are only for boys and empowering girls to venture into the continent’s ever-growing game space.
Despite statistics demonstrating that women play video games at roughly the same rate as males worldwide, they continue to face cyberbullying and online abuse. They experience a lot of discrimination and are severely marginalised in the video game industry.