April 25, 2024

Superstar Kenyan esports athlete Sylvia “QueenArrow” Gathoni was formally welcomed into the NIBBLE family by the South African esports organisation and lifestyle brand earlier today, March 17

According to the announcement published on NIBBLE’s various social media platforms, the decision was made to advance the organisation’s goals of promoting not only South African gaming and esports but also all of Africa.

“With the idea of promoting not just SA but African gaming and esports, we’re happy to announce the newest face to the family. Welcome to African fighting games legend, Red Bull athlete and Forbes 30 Under 30 innovator Sylvia Gathoni.”

In response to the announcement, Gathoni expressed her enthusiasm to collaborate with NIBBLE to promote the sport across the continent: “Thank you so much for bringing me on board! I know it’ll be the start of an amazing journey and collaboration in African gaming and esports.”

The Kenyan superstar has established a name for herself over the years, beginning with her status as the first female gamer in East Africa to be signed by an esports team in 2018 and continuing with her participation as the only female gamer in Season One of the Tekken 254 Circuit and signing as a content creator for American esports organisation UYU in 2021. In 2022, the 24-year-old also became the first esports athlete to be featured in the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.

The Kenyan has also been making her voice heard by speaking at numerous events including the Goethe-Institut’s #EveryGamerCounts project and at the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Forum (CEF) where she stated “I was a little nervous, but I really enjoyed sharing my insights, especially as a young thought leader from Africa. I wanted to tell people that there are so many prospects that are open to us if we are given the opportunities.”

“I also wanted to communicate that Africa is an equal. You can’t discuss the Global Esports Federation or #worldconnected without talking about Africa.”