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Orange, (, a prominent supporter of eSport in Africa, is set to mark the special edition of eFootball 2024 with the 'Orange eSport Experience' on January 19 and 20, 2024, in Abidjan. This event will bring together participants from 14 African countries.

Since 2016, the Orange Group has been actively promoting the growth of eSport in Africa by organizing both national and international competitions aimed at showcasing emerging gaming talents from the region.

The Orange eSport Experience seamlessly blends gaming and sportsmanship, providing an engaging spectacle for players and enthusiasts alike. Officially established in 2018, the "Orange eSport Experience" has witnessed four editions of pan-African finals. This year, in conjunction with AFCON 2023 in Côte d'Ivoire, a special edition focused on eFootball 2024 will take place from January 19 to 20 in Abidjan, featuring participants from 14 African countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana, Gabon, and Togo. Over two days, champions from these nations will vie for the coveted title of African Champion.

The landscape of video games has transformed into a professional discipline, generating employment opportunities, especially in areas like cybersecurity, AI, and Open Innovation. Currently, eSports stands as a global market with a valuation exceeding a billion dollars.

Brelotte Ba, Orange Middle-East and Africa Deputy CEO, emphasizes, "Beyond being a competition, the Orange eSport Experience embodies our enduring dedication to eSport in Africa. Since 2016, we have been diligently working to create avenues for young gaming talents, nurturing their growth and contributing to the advancement of the eSport ecosystem on the continent. This special eFootball 2024 edition in Abidjan, alongside AFCON 2023, underscores our long-term vision, where eGaming serves as a catalyst for innovation, job creation, and the empowerment of African youth."

Mamadou Bamba, Managing Director Orange Côte d’Ivoire, adds, "The Orange eSport Experience is the fusion of gaming and sportsmanship, creating a captivating show for players and fans alike. Our ongoing commitment to eSport in Africa goes beyond the event, strengthening our connection with connected youth and affirming our innovative and dynamic positioning. By supporting eSport in Africa, we are investing in the aspirations of young people, fostering creativity, inclusion, and the emergence of new talents."

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