Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire will from November 23 to 25, 2018, host the second edition of the Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA). This event is organized by Paradise Game, a key player in the video game industry in West Africa, in partnership with Orange Côte d’Ivoire. Other partner are RTI (Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne), the Palais de la Culture of Abidjan, Yolo Media Factory, AOS Africa and the Goethe-Institut among others.
The FEJA Orange 2018 will feature even more eSports tournaments, with professional players from 10 countries across Africa, while more than 20,000 Euros will be given out in form of cash prizes.
The pan-African qualifiers for FEJA Orange 2018 will take place between September 22 and November 22, 2018 in Côte d’Ivoire as well as in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo. Registrations started on September 12, 2018 on the event’s portal and closes on September 22, 2018.
(TOP: Participants on the podium waiting for their prizes during a previous edition of FEJA).
During the three-day festival, visitors will be able to assist the finals of the eSport tournaments to include FIFA, PES, Fortnite, Street Fighters, Tekken, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, Clash of Clans and Candy Crush video games.
FEJA Orange 2018 aims to promote video game industry fields and offers new perspectives to the African youth.
The theme of the FEJA Orange 2018 is “Job Creation through the video game industry”. The event will put into light the different employment fields: Game designers, Developers, Programmers, Pro-gamer, etc. In addition, the participants will learn about topics as diverse as creating a game, monetizing a game or a mobile application, etc. Guests will also share their experience with the attendees through workshops and conferences.
Sidick Bakayoko, Founder and CEO of Paradise Game, producer of the event, stated: “The video game industry is the leading cultural industry in the world and generates nearly $ 100 billion. Africa, despite all its creativity, represents only 1% of this industry. It is therefore crucial to promote careers in the video game industry for women and men, in order to create employment opportunities on the continent.”
The FEJA is also a familial festival per se. Expos and fun activities will entertain the public, especially thanks to different zones dedicated to kids, casual gamers, and even retro-gamers. Guests stars (renown esport players, youtubers, artists) will be part of the program. With more than 5 000m² dedicated to Gaming and technological innovation, the Palais de la Culture of Abidjan will truly turn into a gaming paradise.
Paradise Game, based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, aims to transform the African video game industry. Paradise Game’s vision is to create the biggest gamers community in Africa and to offer that community premier events, high-end gaming and e-Learning centers, as well as multimedia content (entertainment, e-learning, etc).
Paradise Game initiated the first major video game and eSport festival in Africa, the FEJA (Festival de L’Électronique et du Jeu vidéo d’Abidjan – (FEJA.ci), but also an African TV show named Paradise Game Show dedicated to the industry players. Paradise Game now promotes “made-in-Africa” indie game developers on the local market as well as on the international scene.
Orange Côte d’Ivoire, a leading mobile telecom operator in Côte d’Ivoire, has more than 11 million subscribers.