The e-Lig University Series kicked off on the 29th of January in a three-legged series for its pilot season zero. The event was held at Kenyatta University Business & Service Centre that saw 24 participants enter for the Open series while only 6 entered for the All-Women division.
The e-Lig University series was birthed to help grow competitive side of FIFA in Kenya most especially in Universities which holds up to 90% of competitors in most of the events held in Kenya. The pilot season was to introduce the competition and showcase what Ace Pro has in store for the future as Esports continues to grow globally. The FIFA competitive global market is steadily growing with many licensed qualifying events held globally especially in U.K, Australia and the United States attracting millions of competitors.
The FIFA Electronic World Cup has so far since attracted many qualifying events such as electronic Major League Soccer (USA), electronic Premier League (U.K), E-League (U.S.A), E-League (Hyundai A-League Australia), GFinity FIFA Series and many more of LQE (Licensed Qualifying Events).
The e-Lig University series seeks to encourage more competitive Kenyan FIFA Players to compete highly in franchises based on University institutions. The series pilot season showcased the future of the competition set to come.
The e-Lig University series will see FUT Mode being used for its season one set to commence in September this year. Players are encouraged to get well versed with the mode and build in their squads for the season to come. All international events use the FUT Mode and positioning the e-Lig University series for international events will need the series to go into the use of FUT Mode.
The e-Lig series currently has 6 franchises from 6 Universities that registered to take part in the competition for its pilot season. Each Institution sent 5 players totalling to 24 participants for the Open series and 6 participants for the All-Female series. The next season will see a reduction of players but an increase of institution taking part in the series. We plan to increase the number of participating institutions to tap into newer markets of competitive FIFA playing communities.
The e-Lig University series moves into its week two with Peter Mumu holding top position and Kevin Omondi coming in second. Here is a full table after the weekend opener.