Five young Kenyans have emerged victorious in the ongoing E-sports competition inching closer to represent the country globally.
The competition which has gained traction during the lockdown period has attracted a large following among the youth who seek to outdo each other virtually.
Speaking during the awarding ceremony, the CEO of Virtual Games HQ Madam Joanna Gommans said the competition has proved to be a great way to nurture creativity among the youth.
"Virtual games give a good chance for interaction with many players of unknown origin come together with a common objective and goal. It also incorporates all aspects of the virtual space; after which spirit of adventure and creativity is encouraged,” said Gommans.
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Virtual sports, also known as E-Sports, emerged as an alternative means for young people to interact albeit virtually since the country recorded its first case of coronavirus by playing games online.
Targeting the youthful populace the game has attracted participants across the country as they compete for the main prize and a chance to compete globally.
Gamers compete in different games including, Tekken, Online Chess, PUBG, Call Of Duty and FIFA 20.
During award ceremony held on Wednesday at Jadala Place, Nairobi, Jude Loveday walked away with Sh100,000 as the winner of FIFA20 while Kevin Tambo, Joseph Maroa took home Sh45,000 and Sh20,000 as the first and second runners up.
Anwar Yusuf the overall winner for Tekken7 walked away with Sh5, 000.