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Gamr X Nigeria Qualifiers: 12 Finalists Emerge from Thrilling Showcase
Gamr Africa, an esports organization, has partnered with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to promote esports in the country. Along with this partnership in tow, Gamr Africa held a qualifying tournament for the 2nd edition of the Gamr X Africa championship, which produced 12 finalists.
The tournament featured a variety of esports games and drew a large number of participants from across Nigeria. Those who participated in the qualifying tournament expressed excitement about the opportunity to showcase their talents on a national platform.
The qualifying tournament was held on May 22, 2023, and saw participants from multiple states across Nigeria compete in three different games: FIFA, Tekken 7, and Call of Duty.
Winners of the qualifying tournament go on to compete in the Gamr X Nigeria esports competition, which is set to take place from the 16th to the 17th of June 2023 at the Eko Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos. The competition itself will feature a prize pool of over ₦10 million and will provide a valuable platform for Nigerian esports athletes to showcase their skills.
This partnership between Gamr Africa and the NFF highlights the growing importance of esports in Nigeria and underscores the potential for esports to drive innovation and economic growth in Africa. With the rise of esports around the world, Nigeria and other African countries are well-positioned to capitalize on this trend and establish themselves as leaders in the industry.
PlayStation Plus: NBA 2K23 Headlines June 2023’s Free Games
Sony has announced the free games lineup for PlayStation Plus subscribers in June 2023, which includes three games, one of which is NBA 2K23. This announcement has generated excitement among fans of the basketball game franchise who are looking forward to playing the popular game.
In addition to NBA 2K23, the other two games that will be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers in June are Trek to Yomi and Jurassic World Evolution 2. The games will be available to PlayStation Plus members from June 6 till July 3rd, 2023.
NBA 2K23 is the latest iteration of the popular basketball game franchise developed by Visual Concepts, and published by 2K Games. Players can experience the thrill of NBA games, and create their player to take through the journey from the streets to the Hall of Fame. The other two games are Trek to Yomi and Jurassic World Evolution 2.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a simulation game that allows players to build and manage their dinosaur theme park after the events of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film. Trek to Yomi, on the other hand, is an action-adventure game set in Feudal Japan and follows the story of a samurai named Hiroki on a perilous journey fighting against threats.
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Do We Have A Confirmation on EA Sports FC’s Release?
EA Sports FC is a new soccer video gaming franchise from EA that has been announced following their much-talked-about fallout with FIFA. While specific release date details have not been revealed, a recently released EA report confirms the first title in the series will release as early as late 2023 or latest in the second quarter of 2024.
This new franchise is expected to go head-to-head with the FIFA franchise.
EA Sports FC is reported to feature new gaming features and innovations in gameplay that will make it stand out from other soccer video games on the market. Fans of soccer games can expect a fresh take on the sub-genre, an innovation that is expected to attract a wider audience and allow players of all levels to experience the thrill of the sport in a virtual world.
Overall, the introduction of EA Sports FC marks an exciting new chapter in the world of soccer video games and introduces new competition for the established FIFA franchise.
Big News From The PlayStation Showcase 2023
During the showcase, Sony announced a number of exciting new games to be released for the PlayStation 5 console, including some highly-anticipated titles such as Insomniac’s Spider-Man 2, and a remastering of Metal Gear Solid 2. Sony also teased some upcoming game projects, such as a new handheld device to boost their venture into remote play.
In addition to game announcements, Sony also revealed some enhancements for the PlayStation VR and some titles for that division of the company.
Overall, the PlayStation Showcase held in 2023 was an exciting event. You can read more about our coverage of the showcase here. Fans of the PlayStation can look forward to an exciting future full of new and innovative games.
Assassin’s Creed: Mirage To Debut Franchise-First Feature
While vast language options are nothing new for the Assassin's Creed franchise, we will be getting a new option that has never been seen before, when Mirage releases in October this year. We’ve already been treated to some Nordic and Gaelic dialects in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, but Mirage will see Arabic language options as well. This follows the trend of Assassin’s Creed including the native languages of locales where each adventure is set.
Fans of the series are excited about this new development, as it promises a fresh take on the franchise and a new level of immersion in the game's world. It also shows that Ubisoft, the game's developers, is willing to take risks and try new things to keep the series fresh and engaging. The inclusion of full Arabic subtitles and dubs means the game will be more inclusive.