ARNOLD KIPNGETICH, WINS THE RIFT REGION BLAZE E-SPORTS TOURNAMENT FINALS
The tournament seeks to promote and grow E-Sport in the country
Eldoret, Sunday – 29th September 2019… Arnold Kipngetich from Kericho is the new FIFA 19 Champion of the Rift Region BLAZE E-Sports tournament held at the Eldoret National Polytechnic.
The tournament, which is a new additional platform to the BLAZE Be Your Own Boss platform, seek to empower youth to regard E-Sport as a career. The Rift region tournament attracted young gamers from as far as Kericho, Bomet, Nandi and Tran Nzoia Counties.
“I am excited for winning this E-sports tournament organized by BLAZE. With this win, I now have the confidence to compete in more tournaments and possibly take part in global competitions,” said the 25 years old Kipngetich.
The tournament, which marked the culmination of 2019 Rift region BLAZE engagements, saw Fahim Kibet from Kericho and Moses Violu from Kitale settling for the second and third positions respectively. The KES 100,000 Prize Pool saw the top 3 taking home KES 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 respectively.
The Rift region tournament becomes the second BLAZE E-Sports regional tourney since its launch in August 2019. The first one was held in Coast region in Mombasa where 20-year old Fahad Ali from Mariakani won first place.
BLAZE is a sub-brand of Safaricom and was created to give youth aged 26 years and below products, services and benefits tailored specifically to meet their everyday needs. A first of its kind platform in Kenya, East and Central Africa, BLAZE was founded on what Kenyan youth say is most important to them: freedom, empowerment and the journey to self-discovery, ultimately leading to success.