Over the years, gaming has been the topic of many debates. There has been a narrative that gaming is for kids and idlers. Additionally, others argue about the number of time games spend on their smartphones and screens.
However, this trend viciously labeled as lazy and antisocial came to an end with large companies and endorsements venturing into Esports. Gamers have now been able to access many opportunities that were unavailable before.
Our very own Diangaa attracted the attention of renowned sports brands such as Red Bull, and Pro Series gaming after joining the Safaricom blaze program. This is a clear indication of some of the benefits that pro gamers enjoy. Brian Diangaa popularly known as beast participated in Mortal Kombat in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Some of the major challenges facing upcoming and pro games in the industry include the high cost of gaming equipment, electricity outage, unreliable internet connection, and lack of corporate sponsorship.
Today, we have companies such as Reb Bull, who are currently running an international gaming tournament for university students across more than 50 countries. The Red Bull Campus clutch allows you to sign up together with your team and become the unstoppable game in your region.
Despite the challenges, the Kenya E-Sport industry has evolved organically with minimal support. Today we pride ourselves on our pro gamers who excelled in tournaments on local, regional and international platforms. For these reasons, this sector has proved to be potential.
The largest consumer of E-Sports is the young population, this makes the gaming sector a hub of opportunities. The more popular the industry becomes the more revenue it yields.