Ghana, Accra-First university Esports club in Ghana to be launched
Electronic Sports (Esports) in Ghana is set to reach another incredible milestone, as stakeholders are set to expand the territories of the industry.
Despite organizing several tournaments on university campuses in the past years, no recognized Esports club has been established yet.
That is, however, set to change after Esports Association announced that it will be launching the first university Esports club in Ghana later this month.
The University of Professional Studies (UPSA) will serve as host to the historical event, while providing a solid foundation for the establishment of university Esports clubs in Ghana.
I am super excited of the potential Esports clubs in Universities can generate, he said.Advertisement
I am looking at getting students scholarship to study abroad and vice versa (getting other universities coming to Ghana for engagement via the University Esports Project).
So my expectations are that this will be a starting point of opportunities for students via Esports.
In fact, years ago we started talking to Twitch on their Students program so once this club is active, we can go back to them to enroll Ghana students on the Twitch Students program.
Kwesi Hayford also confirmed that this will be the genesis of a campaign in the Tertiary institutions with other schools such as the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology being lined up to have Esports club.
We already have UG Esports, KNUST Esports, ATU Esports, GTU Esports all being worked on.
Some started years ago but more and more stakeholders talks must happened and also funding for leagues and tournaments
University Esports club in Ghana: The launch tournament
The overriding activity during the launch will be the hosting of two tournaments in FIFA 22 and Call of Duty (COD) which will allow students to compete with each other for a prize of GHC 500 and GHC 300 respectively.
The tournaments will be organized by Esports Association together with the IT Students Association on UPSA campus.
According to the organizers of the event, the tournament “is part of our long strategy to get higher institutions of learning to embrace the emerging space of Esports”.
Event and registration details
Event name: UniEsports Championship (the flagship University Champions League)
Date: 18th December 2021
Participation: One must be currently UPSA students to participate
Games: Call of Duty and FIFA 22
- Winner for FIFA will get 500 cedis with COD winner also bagging 300 cedis
- The champion’s of UPSA Esports will be facing the champion’s of University of Lagos Nigeria
Kindly use the link below to register for the event.
About Esports Association
Esports Association is an association of Esports stakeholders in Ghana and a member of the Africa Electronic Sports Association (AESA) . Full member of the Global Esports Federation (GEF) and Associate Member of the International Esports Federation (IESF)
The organization is a not-for-profit organization established in 2016 to support and promote esports in Ghana. Their aims are to foster effective collaborations for Ghana Gamers, increase the awareness of esports and provide expertise and advice.
They are also focused on the grassroots level of esports and is a fraternity of various entities in the esports ecosystem.
Click on the link below to read more about the Esports Association
The Konversation says:
This move by the Esports Association will go a long way to help expand the horizon of the industry and push it closer to being generally accepted by the community.
There is no doubt that several university students are very much into playing games, especially PES and FIFA, and the opportunity to compete on a professional level would certainly be appealing.
This content was produced with support from the Esports Africa Network.