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Esports: The Future of Sporting

The future of sports is with technology that is Esports, a fusion of electronics and virtual reality, with traditional and electronic games/sports.  Just like going to the stadium to watch your favourite sport, we are already at the doorstep of walking into virtual rooms or game lounges to watch our favourite sport(s) without ever leaving […]

Rocket League goes free-to-play – See why the game was played by 75 million people

This has been a crazy week for PC gamers. From Football Manager 2020 and Watch Dogs 2 being offered for free on the Epic Games Store. Now another big game is going free to play on the Epic Games Store – Rocket League. Earlier this year it was revealed that Rocket League’s player base had […]

Africa eSports Championships looking for Zim based intern – Here’s how to apply

We recently reported that Africa eSports Championships (AEC) is back for another year and the Zimbabwean team is looking for an intern who will join them between September and December. Africa eSports Championship is a collaborative a platform for Esports entities in African to engage its young dynamic demographic for the greater good of Africa. […]

(Updated) Africa eSports Championship back for another year

Africa eSports Championship (AEC) has announced that its 2nd edition will be going underway soon. Africa eSports Championship has presence in over 30 countries and is inviting gamers on the continent for the championship starting in September until the end of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held online which […]

eSports Zimbabwe hosting Fortnite qualifiers on 1 August

eSports Zimbabwe has announced they will be hosting National Team qualifiers to come up with a Fortnite Zim team on the 1st of August. Players interested in registering to be part of the local Fortnite community through this initiative can do so by joining the eSports Zimbabwe Fortnite group on WhatsApp (link provided below). More […]

Zim To Participate In Afro-Caribbean eSports Invitational

Zimbabwe will take part in the Afro-Caribbean eSports Invitational taking place later this month (16 & 17 May). The invitational will have 14 of the following countries battle it out on FIFA 20 & Mortal Kombat for PS4; Nigeria; Guinea; Zimbabwe; Ghana; Cameroon; Senegal; Morocco; Jamaica; Guadeloupe; Santa Lucia; Martinique; Trinidad and Tobago; Barbados; The […]

eSports Federation Of Africa Launches With Intent To Represent African Gamers

The Electronic Sports Federation of Africa has launched with the mandate to become the representative body for esports and gaming in Africa. The organisation believes that the lack of participation by African gamers in global eSports tournaments has been due to the lack of such a body representing gamers. Because of this ESFA has representatives […]

Zimbabweans Appointed Global Esports Federation Commissioners

[Image Source; GES] Two Zimbabweans – Tommy Sithole and Tyrone Seward- were recently appointed chairperson and vice-chairperson of 2 of the 8 Global Esports Federation Commissions. Sithole who also happens to chair the Zimpapers board will chair the federation’s Governance and Ethics Commission. Seward, on the other hand, was appointed the vice-chairperson in the Education, […]

Zim Makes Quarterfinals Of Africa’s PUBG Mobile eSports Tournament

Zimbabwe is one of the many countries taking part in LA CUP D’Africana – Player Unknowns Battleground eSports Tournament. The tournament is the first African Pro Series supported by 6 active African regions: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe & Tanzanian and is open to all African regions. On the road to the quarterfinals, Zim […]

Watch Your Favourite Footballers Battle It Out In A FIFA20 Tournament To Raise US$1 Million For COVID-19

EA, the developers behind popular sports game FIFA 20 has announced they will be live streaming the Stay and Play Cup on their Twitch channel. As part of the Stay and Play Cup, EA will also donate US$1M to help support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities most affected by COVID-19. What […]

Zim eSports To Take Part In Africa’s PUBG Mobile Tournament; Qualifiers Kick Off In March

Zimbabwe’s eSports team will be taking part in the qualifiers for LA Cup D’Africana Pro Series. The series is the first African Pro Series supported by 6 active African regions: Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe & Tanzanian and open to all African regions. The regional qualifiers are kicking off on the 28th of March, […]

Gamers, YouTube Will Now Stream Some Of Your Favourite eSports Tournaments Live

YouTube has secured exclusive rights to broadcast some of the largest eSports League. The deal between Google and Activision Blizzard will give YouTube the rights to the following eSports leagues: Call of Duty League Overwatch League Hearthstone Esports For the past two years, the Overwatch League was broadcast on Twitch for a deal which was reportedly […]

Global eSports Federation Launched

A global governing body for eSports aka the Global eSports Federation recently launched with the backing of Tencent (you know… the guys behind WeChat). The federation will govern the entire eSports ecosystem from players to organisations and commercial partners. The main focus of Global eSports will be to grow and regulate the eSports industry – […]

eSports Zimbabwe Signs Zims First Professional Gamer

eSports Zimbabwe has signed their first professional game, Zibusiso Mangena who will be joining eSports Zim to play Mortal Kombat. The professional gamer will be a full-time competitive player paid to play video games… I’m green with envy! eSports Zimbabwe will provide the following: sponsorship for the player (events, hotel, food and travel) management An […]

Elevate Hosting eSports Tournament During The Agricultural Show

It’s pretty strange that Elevate decided that their next FIFA 19 eSports Tournament should be held at the Zimbabwe Agricultural show but we still welcome the announcement with open arms. On Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August at 10 am (both days), Elevate will host FIFA 19 Tournaments with the respective winners from each day […]

Interview: Founder Of TechVillage Takunda Chingonzo – “Game Development Is More Than Elegant Code”

We sat down with the founder of the TechVillage, Takunda Chingonzo and spoke to him at length about the gaming accelerator Tech Village and Elevate partnered on last year. The expectation on our end was that we would see games out the of the accelerator but this was not to be for a host of […]

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Gaming Console To Reach 100 Million Units Sold

I love me some PlayStation and the sales performance of the most recent PlayStation has been music to my ears since the device got launched back in 2013. If you’re a console-head you’ll know that the Playstation 2 is the best selling console of all time with a staggering 155 million units sold over its […]

Paradise Game Center – Largest Video Game, eLearning & edtech Center In West Africa Opens Its Doors

Wednesday saw the opening of a historic gaming venue that is meant to help eSports players, parent-children relationships and provide recreation to an expected 500 000 visitors a year. Located in Côte d’ivoire’s Cosmos Yopougon shopping mall, Paradise is now the largest video game venue of West Africa. The center has the latest equipments and […]

Elevate Hosts Competitive FIFA 19 eSports Tournament With $3500 Prize Money Up For Grabs

Competitive gaming hasn’t really hit the mainstream in our country and the competitive tournaments that have taken place thus far aren’t as lucrative as the competitions in the rest of the world. Elevate seems to be taking some significant steps towards changing that and their recent FIFA 19 eSports Tournament was a testament to that. […]

FIFA To Introduce eNations Cup For Gamers Later This Year

Football’s governing body, FIFA, has announced that the inaugural eWorld Cup will be hosted this year. The eNations Cup will take place on 13-14 April 2019, featuring a national team competition on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 for the very first time. The first ever FIFA eNations Cup will be an invite-only exhibition […]

Liquid Telecom To Support Developers At The 2019 Global Game Jam

2019 Global Game Jam is underway and the largest game creation event will be taking place over this weekend in various locations around the world. Oh wait if you’re wondering what exactly this event is about, don’t worry we’ve got you. A global hackathon Think of Game Jam as a global hackathon with the central […]

eSports Won’t Be Coming To The Olympics Because Games Are Too ‘Violent’

The above title is the excuse used by the president of the International Olympics Committee (IOC) as a reason why esports will not be a part of the next Olympics. Over the past few years eSports have been growing and with an estimated audience of around 350 million, expectation was that sooner rather than later […]

Liquid Telecom Is Helping East Africa Become A Gaming Powerhouse: Dismiss The Impact Of Video Games At Your Own Peril

Yesterday, Liquid Telecom Kenya provided free high-speed internet connection (250mbps) for the Pro Series Gaming Tournament in Nairobi, Kenya. The tournament saw players pitted against each other in the popular fighting game Mortal Kombat XL. The winner of the tournament went on to walk away with a $10 000 (cash), which also happens to be […]

Zimbabwean eSports Start-up taking Zimbabwean Gamers to Soccer World Cup and it’s open to Everyone

A bit of a while ago I once wrote about the potential I saw in gaming in Zimbabwe. In that period I bumped into someone interesting. His name is Thomas Arnold and the founder of Zimbabwe Mind Sports Union (eSports Zimbabwe) Not sure how many of you know of eSports Zimbabwe but it’s a group of some pretty passionate […]

Some light at the end of the tunnel for local gamers.

So in the past I failed to find a formal gaming organization locally based in Zimbabwe until quite recently. Now however,  eSports working with Zimbabwe Mind Sports Union came to light and has been there since 2014 organizing and hosting local and international gaming matches. A brief summary of this organization. They are based in Beitbridge […]

Econet bets on nascent eSports market, signs Kwesé Sports content deal with ESL

Through the Econet /ESL deal, Kwesé Sports will have rights to use and distribute ESL content and host events across Africa. This will mean the broadcasting of some of ESL’s tournaments that have registered significant following.