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50,000 Coming to The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan
September 12, 2017
On November 11-12, The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) is coming to Cote d'Ivoire at the Palais de la Culture.Organized by Paradise Game, this unique festival will welcome more than 50,000 video game lovers.
The 2017 edition will feature eSports tournaments. The qualifications will start on September 23rd at Playce Marcory in Abidjan and lead to the selection of 256 gamers coming from various African countries who will compete during the FEJA. More than 10000 € will be given in cash prizes to the winners.
Sidick Bakayoko, managing director of Paradise Game, the event producer stated: «We wanted to gather in one place all the players of this untapped industry in Africa. From the developer to the end user, including the manufacturers and distributors, FEJA is a true platform for exchange, allowing people to share their passion and promote video-gaming in Africa».
The worldwide video game industry is worth 100 billion dollars and 27% of the revenues come from mobile games. Africa only represents a fraction of that but has a huge potential with more than 400 Million Africans who play on their mobile.
The gaming industry consequently offers a significant number of career opportunities to young Africans including scriptwriter, game designers, programmers, pro-gamers, etc.
This large-scale event is made possible thanks to the support of Orange Côte d’Ivoire, official partner of the FEJA. With over 5000 sq. meters dedicated to gaming (game console, PC, virtual reality, etc.), and to technological innovation, the venue will be transformed into a digital paradise.
For more information on how to participate, register and the terms and conditions, visit www.FEJA.ci.
About Paradise Game: Paradise Game is a brand of the Ivorian company SIAM Technologies. Its ambition is to transform the entertainment industry in Africa using technology. Paradise Game organizes eSport events and is preparing to launch a video game website as well as a mobile application dedicated to video games.
About Orange Côte d’Ivoire: Orange is the leading telecom operator in Côte d’Ivoire, with over 13 million subscribers. Present in 29 countries, the Orange group has over 250 million customers worldwide.