May 21, 2022

4. Tournaments with Eniola Edun of GAMR Africa

4. Tournaments with Eniola Edun of GAMR Africa

Play Games. Create Jobs. Change Lives.
Today’s guest is Eniola Edun. She is the Chief Executive Officer/ Co-Founder at Gamr, the leading platform for esports competitions based in Lagos, Nigeria.
NOTE: The most important message that was brought home in ...


Play Games. Create Jobs. Change Lives.

Today’s guest is Eniola Edun. She is the Chief Executive Officer/ Co-Founder at Gamr, the leading platform for esports competitions based in Lagos, Nigeria.

NOTE: The most important message that was brought home in this discussion was that anyone interested in creating a tournament should first look at building a community.

Our discussion included:

Tournaments

  • how tournaments fit into the esports ecosystem
  • mobile/console/PC platform differences
  • logistics on venues, equipment, publisher permissions, and more

GAMR X 10 Nation Tournament in 2021

  • how it was created in only a few months to create an event to global standards
  • the scope and number of jobs created

Jobs

  • how the GAMR X Tournament created 250 jobs
  • the variety of jobs created, and yes, even for drone pilots
  • how they were able to make the event free for all attendees, including food and drink

Sponsorship/Money

  • the costs of putting on Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 events
  • the difference between sponsorships and partnerships
  • setting prize pools

Emerging Markets

  • the challenges of ping rates and servers
  • internet constraints

Plus, her three pieces of advice for anyone interested in creating their first tournament.

Episode Page: https://www.gamerschangelivespodcast.com/4-tournaments-eniola-edun-gamr-africa/

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FEATURED IN THIS EPISDOE:

Eniola Edun

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eniolaedun/

Gamr: https://gamr.africa/

Awarii: https://www.awarri.com/

Esports Africa News Coverage of the GAMR X 10 Nation Tour: https://esportsafricanews.com/?s=gamr

 

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Eniola Edun - Nigeria Profile Photo

Eniola Edun - Nigeria

CEO/Co-Founder of GAMR Africa

She is the Chief Executive Officer/ Co-Founder at Gamr, the leading platform for esports competitions based in Lagos, Nigeria.