CS Namwamba Flags off Kenyan E-sports  Team

Written By Vanessa Kariuki || 

Ababu Namwamba, the Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports, and the Arts, officially launched the Kenya National E-Sports Team, which will compete in the international eSports games in Istanbul, Turkey, from December 15–17, 2022.

7 gamers from Kenya are participating in the Street Fighter, Dota 2, and eFootball competitions.

eSports is organized and competitive video gaming that can be played on Computers, Smartphones, or consoles. 

The games are organized by the Global eSports Federation which Kenya is a member. eSports presents a new frontier in the Kenyan sports industry.

According to the PWC Africa Media & Entertainment report (2022), the Kenyan video games market earned KES 15 billion and is estimated to be worth around KES 16.8 billion ($137 million), with a compound annual growth rate of 8.7%. eSports provides Kenyan youngsters with a different source of income with significant earning potential.

The Kenya Kwanza digital superhighway plan will boost eSports by bringing in additional events, expanding the pool of game development partnerships, and positioning Kenya as a regional and African tech hub.