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FEJA: Abidjan Hosts Africa’s Largest eSports and Video Game Event

From 23 to 25 November 2018, Abidjan will host for the second consecutive year the Festival of Electronics and Video Game of Abidjan (FEJA) ( www.FEJA.ci ) . This event is organized by Paradise Game ( www.ParadiseGame.net ) , a major player in the video game industry in West Africa, with Orange Côte d’Ivoire as its title sponsor ( www.Orange.ci ) , and partners RTI (Ivorian Broadcasting Television), the Palace of Culture of Abidjan, Yolo Media Factory, AOS Africa, the Goethe-Institute and many others.

The FEJA Orange 2018, the reference meeting for lovers of electronic sports and video games  

The edition of FEJA Orange 2018 will be marked by more and more eSports tournaments, with the participation of pro-gamers from all over Africa. In total, there are nearly 13,000,000 FCFA (20,000 Euros) of winnings to win.

The Pan-African qualifying tournaments of the FEJA Orange 2018 will take place from 22 September to 22 November 2018 in Côte d’Ivoire and in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo. Registration starts on September 12th at  www.feja.ci  and ends on November 22nd, 2018.

During these three days of festival, visitors will be able to attend the final stages of the eSport tournaments which include the games FIFA, PES, Fortnite, Street Fighters, Tekken, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Clash of Clans and Candy Crush.

FEJA Orange 2018, under the sign of job creation 

Paradise Game aims to promote the trades related to the video game industry to offer new perspectives to African youth.

Thus, the FEJA Orange 2018 will take place around the theme of “job creation through the video game industry”. The event will try to highlight the different professions of this sector: Game designers, Programmers, Pro-gamer, etc. In addition, participants will learn about topics as diverse as creating a video game, monetizing a game or application, among others. A sharing of experience will also allow each other to enrich their knowledge during workshops and conferences.

Sidick Bakayoko, Managing Director of Paradise Game, producer of the event says  “The video game is the first cultural industry in the world and generates nearly 100 billion dollars. Africa, despite all its creativity, represents only 1% of this industry. It is therefore crucial to promote video gaming professions to women and men, in order to create jobs and opportunities on the continent. 

The FEJA Orange 2018, an event for the whole family

FEJA 2018 is also a family event in its own right. Exhibitions and animations will enliven the public thanks to various spaces dedicated to children, gamers lounge, and nostalgic retro games. Surprise guests (renowned esport players, youtubers, artists) will also be on the program. With more than 5,000m² dedicated to gaming and technological innovation, the Abidjan Palace of Culture will truly become a paradise for video games.

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