9mobile, Gamr Africa Esports tourney thrills fans
It was an exciting day for gamers as 9mobile once again partnered with Gamr Africa to host the 2023 Player 9 E-sports Tournament in Lagos.
The event brought together gaming enthusiasts, professionals and beginners to experience a festival-like gaming thriller.
To participate, gamers registered online and onsite using the 9mobile-GAMR platform. Following this, the event kicked off with a knockout round of 32 gamers, with 16 of them advancing to the next round. Eight of the gamers later qualified for the quarter finals, with four making it to the semifinals, while the last two proceeded to the final.
Each of the gamers had a playing time of six minutes to surmount the challenge and move to the next round.
The pulsating tournament saw Valentine Okoye emerging as the winner, carting home a brand new PS5 game console, a new Samsung Galaxy Phone and free 15 Gigabyte data bundle.
The first and second runners up went home with Samsung Phones and free 11 Gigabyte data bundles each. Other participating gamers, supporters, and attendees, who came out tops in the question and answer sessions also got phones and free data.
Speaking at the end of the tournament, Okoye could not hide his joy: “I am really excited. I desperately wanted a PS5; I knew I’m a top player and stood a chance. I was a player that only played with my brother, a parlour champion. So, I just came here with the mindset of no pressure, just have fun, and luckily, I am the champion.
“Gaming has given me a lot in terms of experience and networking and, most importantly, money. I am truly grateful to 9mobile for this opportunity.”
Speaking at the event, Manager, Events and Sponsorship, 9mobile, Ufuoma Dogun, commended the partnership and reiterated 9mobile’s commitment to the youth market.
“Our collaboration with Gamr Africa is in furtherance of our commitment to the youth segment of our customers, and complements our other youth-centric initiatives such as ‘The Hack’.
“In integrating the power of the 9mobile network with that of Gamr, we aim to create lasting memories and connections for the gaming community and hope to take the gaming event to various campuses across the nation,” he said.
Some of the participants expressed gratitude to 9mobile and Gamr for the opportunity to take their e-gaming skill to a whole new level and promised to try harder and win next time.
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