The esports Kenya team for the Commonwealth Games has received a significant boost with the sponsorship backing from Online Foreign Exchange broker Scope Markets Kenya ahead of the August games in Birmingham, UK.
Index G esports will organize the local qualification tournaments and handle the squad camp before they depart for Birmingham. The company will also carry out the communication strategy and activations to ensure that the partners receive their value.
Kenya will send 4 PES players, 3 Dota 2 players and 3 Rocket League players.
The qualifiers to choose a squad to represent Kenya in the upcoming esports Africa Commonwealth games will take place this Saturday June 11 in Nairobi. According to the Kenyan esports Federation, qualifiers will be utilized to choose players for two categories: Dota 2 and Rocket League.
Aside from the opportunity to represent the country, the victor of the national qualifier will get KES 200,000 in prize money.
Kenya has already qualified four players, two male and two female. The players will then be chosen at the national qualifiers for the Commonwealth Games, which will take place against opponents from Mauritius, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, and Namibia. The African qualifiers are set to take place on June 18th.
Dota 2, Konami’s eFootball series, and Rocket League will be the three primary gaming games included at the inaugural Commonwealth esports championships, which will be hosted on August 6 and 7 at the International Convention Centre (ICC).
The Commonwealth esports championships, which will be hosted in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8, are regarded as the CWG’s prototype esports event.
The Commonwealth esports championships will have their own medals and branding despite not being official CWG medal events.
The Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) confirmed all three titles including an open category and a women’s only division.