Carry1st Africa Cup Unites Top Gamers in $15,000 Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament

Gaming Staff • May 3, 2024

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Carry1st, a leading mobile games publisher in Africa, has announced the Carry1st Africa Cup, an esports tournament for Call of Duty: Mobile. The tournament will feature a $15,000 prize pool and will bring together top players and teams from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. The tournament aims to highlight the growing demand for esports in Africa, where over 60% of the population is under 25 and smartphone usage is on the rise.

Carry1st recently partnered with Call of Duty: Mobile to deploy dedicated servers in Nigeria and South Africa, and the Carry1st Africa Cup is a continuation of the company's efforts to support the growth of esports in the region. The tournament will be open to both amateur and professional gamers, and teams must consist of a minimum of 5 players. Registration will open on May 27th via the Carry1st website, and the qualification stages will run throughout June and July, culminating in the finals in August 2024.

The Carry1st Africa Cup is a significant development for the African esports scene, which is experiencing rapid growth. The tournament reflects Carry1st's broader mission to enhance gaming experiences in Africa and support the continent's burgeoning gaming market, which is expected to surpass $1 billion this year. The company's CEO and Co-Founder, Cordel Robbin-Coker, expressed his excitement about the tournament, stating that it is a realization of the company's vision of uniting the continent's gamers.

Carry1st is a leading publisher of games and digital content in Africa, developing, licensing, publishing, and monetizing games on the continent. The company's proprietary payments and online marketplace, Pay1st, enables effective monetization of content in the region. Carry1st has scaled popular games such as Call of Duty®: Mobile, Mine Rescue, and SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off and is backed by investors including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), BITKRAFT, Google, and Riot Games.

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