The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) will take place on November 11 – 12, 2017 at Palais de la Culture. Organized by Paradise Game, the event expects to attract about 50,000 video game lovers.
The 2017 edition will feature eSports tournaments. The qualifications will start on September 23, 2017 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 €10,000 will be given in cash prizes to the winners.
Sidick Bakayoko, MD of Paradise Game, the FEJA 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 US $100 billion and 27% of the revenues come from mobile games. Africa only represents a fraction of that but has a huge potential with more than 400 Million Africans who play games on their mobile devices.
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.
Paradise Game is a brand of the Ivorian company SIAM Technologies which aims to transform the entertainment industry in Africa using technology. The firm organizes eSport events and is preparing to launch a video game website as well as a mobile application dedicated to video games.