How Kon10dr’s gaming platform spells positives for the future of E-sports in Nigeria

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Former BBnaija Housemate Cross (Left) with Ajebutter 22 (Right) at the event yesterday (Pulse Sports)

Kon10dr’s Inaugural E-sports tournament is a positive development of video gaming in Nigeria.

The biggest E-sports tournament in Nigeria was held yesterday at the Landmark Events Center in Victoria Island Lagos.

The competition’s turn out was indeed impressive and incredible.

Hosted by Dr Sid’s Kon10dr platform, the tournament featured a host of exciting PlayStation blockbuster games from Tekken to Mortal Kombat to Call Of Duty and EA Sports FIFA 22.

Regardless of the monopoly in the gaming consoles, the rivalry between PlayStation and Xbox isn’t likely to end anytime soon.

Sid’s platform in attempt to promote E-sports in Nigeria also gave rise to the encouragement of Nigerian Youths to turn their passion to profit through e-gaming.

The event was the first of it’s kind featuring a host of talented gamers from across the country battling out for the grand prize worth of 25 million naira.

Former BBnaija Housemate Cross (Left) with Ajebutter 22 (Right) at the event yesterday (Pulse Sports)
Mr Kon10dr himself Dr Sid (Left) poses with event host Jimmy (Right) at the Landmark Centre, VI yesterday (Pulse Sports)
Mr Kon10dr himself Dr Sid (Left) poses with event host Jimmy (Right) at the Landmark Centre, VI yesterday (Pulse Sports)

The event was hosted by Event king- Jimmie Akinsola and also saw the likes of Music mogul and convener of Kon10dr Esports Championship ; Dr Sid in attendance as well as Afro pop star; Ajebutter 22, Big Brother Season 6 finalist Cross and a host of other industry personalities.

The event was proudly sponsored by MTN Nigeria, Vbank, Supa Kommando energy drink among a host of other sponsors.

It’s interesting note the commitment and dedication of the players involved in the tournament who actually have immense passion for video gaming.

Players at the Kon10dr Esports Championship yesterday (Pulse Sports)
Players at the Kon10dr Esports Championship yesterday (Pulse Sports)

In the general perception of a typical Nigerian society, video games is often times seen as strictly a medium of leisure in the company of your home or private space.

Fans were treated to the thrills of Esports at the event yesterday (Pulse Sports)
Fans were treated to the thrills of Esports at the event yesterday (Pulse Sports)
Call Of Duty mobile gamers yesterday at the event (Pulse Sports)
Call Of Duty mobile gamers yesterday at the event (Pulse Sports)

However, In the public space such as video game centers, video gaming is much more than leisure.

The quest for bragging rights and competition among people for the mantle of ”The Best” is always ever present.

A recent research shows that, 1 out of every 10, ten year olds in Nigeria are interested in video gaming and 5 out of every 20, 15 year olds are also interested as well.

E-sports is the future of video gaming in the world today and the earlier we start to accept that, the better for our society.

Esports is the future of video gaming in Nigeria (Pulse Sports)
Esports is the future of video gaming in Nigeria (Pulse Sports)

It is more than just sports because of the massive potential and revenue it generates at least in other parts of the world.

There is hardly ever the question of participation or Interest because the two factors are very high at the moment.

What the Kon10dr tournament showed yesterday while it had our interests peaked was the limitless potentials E-sports even has in our society and it’s only just the beginning of opportunities like this for both young and experienced gamers alike.

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