NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 13 – Online retailer Jumia is set to host an official FIFA 19 gaming tournament at TRM Mall, Thika Road onSeptember 22.
The day-long event is expected to attract over 150 eager competitors with the winner taking home Sh50,000 in prize money, while the first and second runners up will pocket Sh10,000 and Sh5,000 respectively.
The tournament will be run in knockout stages, with the last two players progressing to the Final stage.
“We are excited to launch the Jumia Gaming Tournament allowing gamers to experience FIFA19 for the first time in Kenya. The release of FIFA 19 is imminent and as fans eagerly await the popular football game on September 28th”, said Jumia Head of Category, Lugard Chakava.
Spectators will also get the chance to take part in a raffle and win prizes during the gaming tournament.
To compete in the event, Jumia will be selling the exclusive tickets worth Ksh 150 from 14th-17th of September from 9am on the platform. Participants must be 18 years and above to participate. Fast fingers are expected as the tickets are expected to sell out quickly
Main sponsors for the event include Hisense, Gamechanger, Asus and Dell.