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Monday, September 11, 2017

Abidjan To Host Video-game Festival November

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- The Electronic and Video Game Festi­val of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) will take place on November 11th and 12th at Palais de la Culture. Organised 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 [1]. Africa only repres­ents a fraction of that but has a huge potential with more than 400 Million Afri­cans who play on the­ir mobile [2].

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.

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