Winners Emerge At 2016 Techplus Gaming Competition

 R-L) Winner of Call of Duty game, Obinna Akpen, FIFA 16 Soccer winner, Bamigbola Oluwadare and other winners at the techplus 2016 gaming finale at Eko Hotel, in Lagos
Nine winners emerged from over two thousand gamers that
competed in the gaming tournament at the recently concluded Techplus 2016
conference and exhibition held at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos. 
Players went head to head in three different games; FIFA 16 Soccer, Mortal
Kombat and the latest version of Call ofDuty (Black Ops).

In the FIFA 16 Soccer gaming category, Bamigbola Oluwadare emerged
as the overall winner after defeating 1,467 gamers, cartingawaya grand cash
prize of N500,000. Tari Ikoli Travis and Henry Andrew went home with N300,000
and N200,000 as 2nd and 3rd place winners
respectively. The Mortal Kombat gaming category saw Richmond Boampong – from
Ghana grab the first place prize of N300,000, while Micah Dipsy and Abdalah
Abubakar were rewarded with N200,000 and N100,000 as 2nd and 3rd place
winners respectively.Obinna Akpen, Nonso Anumbo and Bolarin Olawadamilola won
prizes for their skills in the Call of Duty gaming category, which was
described as the best first-person shooter video game.
Speaking on the gaming track, Managing Director Connect Marketing
Services, Tunji Adeyinka, organizers of the
conference disclosed that, the competition is a brilliant opportunity for young
people to sharpen their gaming skills. “Gaming is on a growth trajectory and
Nigerians need to plug into the play not just as consumers but also as game-makers”
Adeyinka also noted that the competition offers young people the
desired digital skills, knowledge and industry connections they need to become
the next generation of game makers. This year, we are proud to display games
made by Nigerians that are available online.
Adeyinka further revealed that Techplus
has come at the right time to tap into the potential that exists in technology
for job creation. His words; “We see our platform as a catalyst which will
bring together the entire ecosystem. When we started we were hoping to create a
platform that would allow companies, individuals and businesses in the tech
space to bring together customers, clients and for all players to showcase
their products and services. Before now, we had lots of talk shops, but this
event is meant to be a practical opportunity to talk about technology and feel
the impact that technology has on different facets of life both from a business
perspective and from a consumer perspective”.
Techplus 2016 Programme Director, Gbonju Akingbade presenting the
winning ticket to the overall Winner of Call of Duty Game, Obinna Akpen
at the 2016 techplus gaming competition finale at Eko Hotel in Lagos.

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The theme for this year’s event was ‘A Connected World’. This
could not have come at a more auspicious time as Cisco has predicted there will
be 20.8 billion connected devices by 2020. Techplus’ goal was to highlight the
increasing connecting nature of the world and identify Nigeria’s role in this
new global reality through a variety of ‘tracks’
Bamigbola Oluwadare,one of the winners commended organizers of
Techplus 2016 for creating the platform for young tech enthusiasts and
introducing theconcept ofthe live gaming competition which served to showcase
local talent in the gaming arena. He promised not just to remain a player but
also to be a voice in the world of gaming.
Techplus is a gathering of everything technology, providing a
robust tripartite experience through its conferences, exhibitions
and gaming structures whilst serving as a platform for knowledge
sharing and networking for the consumers and businesses.


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