The esports success story continues afoot as youth focused Kucheza Gaming, hosted its first esports Open at Avi-Cenna International School in Lagos, Nigeria.

Kucheza Gaming is a Nigeria based startup creating Africa’s largest community of young gamers through a fusion of gaming, education and culture delivered in a non threatening and inclusive way.

The event which was supported by Nickelodeon saw teens from across Nigeria compete in Esports, a new category of competition using video games, for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to London to compete against international players in April.

Three young people took the exciting prize; Afolarin Ogunkoya, Adedotun Tejuoso and Tioluwani Akingbade. Commenting on his win, Afolarin Ogunkoya said: “I’m so happy to have won. I have always loved video games! I’m looking forward to representing Nigeria in London and hope to bring back another trophy.”

Kucheza Gaming hosted the Esports Gaming Open in partnership with UKie’s Digital Schoolhouse, a UK-based not-for-profit setup to bridge the gap between education and the games industry. Kucheza Gaming plans for it to be the first of many events in Nigeria and hopes to enable Nigeria to take a leading position in the billion-dollar global industry.

Discussing the event, Bukola Akingbade added: “The event was a success and we look forward to hosting many more. Nigeria’s interest ingaming and Esports is growing every day and we aim to introduce more young people and parents to the many opportunities in the sector. We’re excited for the futures of Afolarin, Adedotun and Tioluwani and know they will do us proud in April.”

For more on Kucheza Gaming, visit their website.