Kenyatta University will once again host the e-Lig series weekend two scheduled for 2nd March. The prestigious institution also plays host to one of the six organizations playing in the series called Horsemen Organization.
Horsemen Organization will again be playing to their home crowd this weekend and they hope they will perform better than the weekend opener. Horsemen Organizations sit bottom of the log with 22 points. Jumia Gaming tournament winner Phillip “Yardie” Kimani leads the organization with 4-3 Win-Loss record followed by Winchester (2-1-4), Max Murila (1-0-6) and Bruno “GrimReeper” Sorre (2-5). The home team will have to improve going into weekend two as other organizations seek to dominate this coming weekend.
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Kenyatta University with a vibrant FIFA community playing both online and at various gaming lounges in its environs such as Kahawa Sukari, Kahawa Wendani offers a unique spot for FIFA competitions. The huge population also plays a big role in the series by attracting spectators for this great series.
Kenyatta University Business & Students’ Service where the competitions will be held has a sitting capacity of up to 250 people giving it a fabulous location for the event. The centre also offers great amenities such as eating spaces, restaurants banks and conference halls for students and visitors to access. We welcome you all to come to enjoy great music from Homeboyz Esports and fabulous University rivalry competition.
e-LIG University FIFA19 Series
March 2nd 2019 Kenyatta University Business & Students’ Service Centre 014
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.
The e-Lig University Series kicked off last weekend with 24 players competing in the Open series and only three ladies taking part in the All-Ladies competition.
The e-Lig series is a competition involving six University teams with each University bringing in 4 participants (Open series) and 1 participant (All-Ladies series). The competition is divided into four conferences with each University presenting a player in each of the conference.
The e-Lig series sees top two in each conference qualify for the quarterfinals whereas each position finish from each conference moves straight for position playoff. For example, if player A finishes 3rd in Conference A, he or she will meet all players who finished position 3 in each of the conferences to play for ranking positions (9th – 12th). This goes on for all other group stage position.
Position 1-2 in each conference qualify for main cup quarterfinals
Position 3 in each conference qualify for (9th-12th) playoffs
Position 4 in each conference qualify for (13th-16th) playoffs
Position 5 in each of the conference qualify for (17th-20th) playoffs
Position 6 in each of the conference qualify for (21st-24th) playoffs
POINTS AWARDING SYSTEM
The e-Lig University series uses a reverse point ranking system where the total number of players represents the amount of total points gained in each of the series tournament. The e-Lig series has 24 participants and thus the winner of the tournament gets 24 points whereas the last placed player gets 1 point.
The e-Lig All-Female series went down this past weekend at Kenyatta University and saw three of the six participants play a round-robin competition where the top two in the group went for a final at the main stage.
The participants that showed up included Sheila Nduta (JKUAT), Bree Obea (K.U), and Tamara (UON)
(Sheila Tuts v. Tamara)
Sheila took control of the game from the start scoring a goal against Tamara in the first minutes of the game. The Elite player is well known for her great passing and hard shots towards her opponents.
Horizon player Tamara later took the game even with a goal but could not hold against Tuts attacking knowledge who sealed the game with a goal to end the score 2-1.
(Tamara v. Bree)
Kenyatta University player Bree failed to match against UONs Tamara losing the game 2-1.
(Tuts v. Bree)
JKUAT and Elite Organization player Nduta found it easy to net in three goals passed host Bree Obea.
Tuts and Tamara proceeded to the final
The All-female series also went down as one of the best matches of the day aside the semi-final that saw Flossin Mauwano go against Joel. Tuts v. Tamara game final had highlights from goals scored, chances created and great interplay skills especially from UONs Tamara.
Tamara fell short on capitalizing her great chances created. Tuts on the other hand finessed her way scoring 5 goals on aggregate to win the final and walk away with the prize.
The e-Lig weekend opener held at Kenyatta University Business & Students Service Centre showed a great and vibrant competitive nature of Esport, especially in the Kenyan FIFA Community.
Notable competitive players such as Peter Mumu, Kevin Omondi, Phillip Kimani, and KingSlayer were present on that day competing for their various varsity sides.
This conference saw Zack win all his five games with a notable win against foe Kevin Omondi in the most anticipated game that ended 3-1. Kevo CK still managed to book himself in the quarter-finals finishing the second spot with a 2-2-1 W-D-L record. The hosts Bruno “GrimReeper” Sorre did not play to his expectation finishing last in the pool. Rockie, Rio, and Chrispee finished 3rd, 4th and 5th in that conference.
e-Lig Weekend Opener winner Flossin Mauwano pierced his way out through this heavily loaded conference finishing 2nd in the group. MKU Flossin Mauwano finished with a 3-1-1 W-L-D record. He managed to qualify to the quarter-final stage through group stages after a loss against Steve from the Technical University of Kenya. The conference saw the University of Nairobi Yobra finish top of the conference with 4-1-0 record drawing one game against Flossin Mauwano. Steve, Strathmore’s #Mo, Kenyatta University Winchester and JKUAT’s Osnet finished 3rd-6th in that order.
The conference saw the biggest upset in the opening weekend. Kenyatta University’s Phillip “Yardie” Kimani who had recently won the Jumia Gaming Tournament failed to qualify for the knock-out stages but also finishing 5th in his conference of 6. He only won 2 matches and lost the rest failing to qualify for the quarters. This conference saw Horizon Organization Joel finish top of this conference followed by Alpha Team GeeMajid. MKUs ju88oi, JKUATs donuts, K.Us Yardie and TUKs Malvin finished 2nd-6th in that order.
Alpha Teams Kamal sat at the summit in this conference after a brilliance performance. He finished with a 4-1-0 record drawing a game against 2nd seeded WekaMbali from JKUAT. TUKs KingSlayer, Pablo, Max and Soka finished 3rd-6th in that order.
Main Series Quarter Final Pairings
(Flossin Mauwano v. Zack)
Flossin Mauwano easily passed Zack with a 5-0 aggregate. Flossin powered his first match with a 4-0 score and only managing a 1-0 for the second match.
(Yobra v. Kevo CK)
In a tight match, Horizons Yobra looked to create a great match against A-Teams Kevo CK. With a 1-0 win in the first match, Kevo CK managed to get a lead over Yobra. Yobra came back for the second leg managing a draw to end the game 2-1 on aggregate in favor of Kevo CK.
(Joel v. WekaMbali)
Horizons Joel shot passed Elite Organization WekaMbali with a 2-1 aggregate score to book a spot in the semi-finals.
(Kamal v. GeeMajid)
The Alpha Team derby had GeeMajid easily book a spot in the semi-finals against Kamal. GeeMajid beat Kamal with a 5-3 aggregate score.
(Kevo CK v. GeeMajid)
Kevo CK cruised passed by GeeMajid on a 7-3 aggregate score to book a place in the finals.
(Flossin Mauwano v. Joel)
The most heated match of the day saw Horizons Joel going up against Mauwano organization team leader Flossin Mauwano. Joel made a comeback in the first leg to even the game at 2-2. Going into the second leg, Flossin Mauwano composed himself to take another lead but Joel equalized and took the game to Extra Time.
An error by Joel awarded Flossin Mauwano a penalty in the second half of the game to end 3-2. Flossin Mauwano took the game 5-4 on aggregate.
The final saw two of the most decorated FIFA players in Nairobi Flossin Mauwano and Kevo CK continue to grow their status of best players in Nairobi. Flossin Mauwano managed to win the game 3-1 going into the next round top of the table and contributing 24 points to his organization Mauwano Organization.
The second leg will be played on the 16th of February in a location we will communicate this week.
The e-Lig University FIFA19 series is a premier Esport competition that will see University FIFA communities come together to face off in a well conducted series of tournaments in its pilot season. The series organizers would kindly ask the following players to read and follow the following rules set to be observed during the series. The rules and regulations were agreed upon by the organizers and partners.
- GAME SETTINGS
The e-Lig University series will have the following game settings;
- 5 minutes Half Length (Group stages) 6 minutes Half Length (Finals)
- Difficulty Level : World Class
- Injuries : On
- Off sides : On
- Score Display : On
- Time Display : On
- Camera : Tele-Broadcast
- FIFA Trainer : Off
- Handball : Off
- Bookings : On
- Game Tactics : Custom Tactics allowed
- Formations : No custom formations allowed
- Referee : Random
- Game Speed : Normal
- Defending : Tactical Defending Only
- Team Usage : No All-star teams used
- IN MATCH GAME PLAY
Players are kindly requested to only make changes (substitutions, tactics etc) if only
- The ball goes out during play
- At half time
- After a goal has been scored
- PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
All players competing in the e-Lig University series MUST be a student at the University he or she registered with. Each of the competitors should come for the e-Lig series with their school identity cards or a document to show his or her connection to the institution registered with.
- COMPETITION STRUCTURE
All 24 players from the 6 organizations registered for the Open series will be pooled in four conferences. Each conference will have 6 slots (each registered organizations will have a representative in each of the four conferences).
A round robin format will be played in each conference where the top two will qualify for quarter-finals whereas;
- 3rd place position in each conference will qualify for (9th -12th) playoffs
- 4th place position in each conference will qualify for (13th-16th) playoffs
- 5th place position in each conference will qualify for (17th-20th) playoffs
- 6th place position in each conference will qualify for (21st-24th) playoffs
Each playoff match will be played in a one legged format where winners will meet and so will the losers.
For example, in the 9th-12th playoffs, four participants will play and each winner will meet to decide who will finish 9th and 10th whereas the losers will play to determine who will finish 11th and 12th.
For the main series quarter finals, a one-legged match will be played (6 minutes of Half Length) and losers in this stage will directly qualify for the (5th-8th) playoffs matches.
The All-female series will see a direct round-robin format where all 6 participants will play amongst themselves and the top 2 will proceed for the final.
The finals for both the all-female series and the open series will be played in a two legged 6 minutes Half Length periods. The two legged will be on Home and Away basis.
- E-LIG SERIES POINTS ALLOCATION
The e-Lig series will use a reverse log point allocation system for the series points. In this system, the total number of participants represent the total number of points awarded that is;
The e-Lig open series has 24 participants therefore position one will get 24 points, position 2 = 23points, position 3 = 22points…etc
The same will be used for the all-female series having 6 participants.
We expect all players, spectators, administrators and all persons attending the e-Lig series to behave well.
All players are required to express themselves in the most discipline manner and keep standards of sportsmanship at all times. At Ace, we are against the following in all our events
- Harassing, bullying, abusing, engaging in hate speech, political, or religious jargons that may indirectly or directly inflict people
- Interfering or disrupting any play while in the venue
- Littering in the venue
- Using cheats, software or illegally customized controllers to gain advantage over the competitors.
- Physical or verbal confrontation to any person in the venue
- SOFT PLAY is illegal
- MATCH FIXING is also illegal and punishable by disqualification
- INTENTIONALLY LOSING a match to help someone proceed is illegal.
- CONDUCT AT THE VENUES
- Ace Pro Gaming is highly against GAMBLING & BETTING during any Esport tournament we hold. We kindly ask you the players, spectators and any administrators to avoid any form of gambling during the e-Lig University series
- Damaging anything at the venue will also lead to disqualification
- All issues will be directed to organizers, or any official that will be present
- Players are kindly requested to be at the venue 30 minutes before kick-off the series.
Bruno “GrimReeper” Sorre and his Horsemen Organization crew will host the first leg of the e-Lig University Series at the Kenyatta University Business & Student Service Centre room 012 this coming weekend.
The e-Lig University series will see six different University FIFA Communities compete for glory for its first pilot season. The series has 30 participants split into two competitions that is, an Open competition and the All-female league.
e-Lig weekend opener hosts GrimReeper will face Zack (University of Nairobi), Kevo CK (TUK), Ghost (JKUAT), Rio (MKU), Kitoto (Strathmore University)
Peter “Flossin Mauwano” Mumu is the man to watch in this conference. The Mauwano organization leader will meet off with Winchester (KU), Yobra (UON), Osnet (JKUAT), Tosh (TUK), #Mo (Strathmore University).
Jumia Gaming tournament winner Phillip “Yardie” Kimani will headline this conference but will meet a much able competitor Malvin (TUK). The will be joined by ju88oi (MKU), Joel (UON), donuts (JKUAT), GeeMajid (Strathmore University)
Max Murila from Horsemen Organization (KU) will face off Soka (MKU), Pablo (UON), Wekambali (JKUAT), KingSlayer (TUK), Kamal (Strathmore University)
The Open series is split in four conferences that will have 6 participants from each of the six Universities registered. Top 2 from each of the conferences will proceed for quarter-finals whereas the position finish of each of the conferences will go for playoffs.
- 3rd place finishers in each of the conference proceed for (9-12) position playoff
- 4th place finishers in each of the conference proceed for (13-16) position playoff
- 5th place finishers in each of the conference proceed for (17-20) position playoff
- 6th place finishers in each of the conference proceed for (21-24) position playoff
The All-female series has six ladies from each of the registered University and will play using a round robin format.
At Ace Pro, we want to guarantee more engagement amongst players, increased competition in the series and also better chances for progress per individual competing. The format we are using will help achieve all these as we look to grow the e-Lig series to a more standardized FIFA tournament.
We welcome you all to come watch the e-Lig series 2019 at Kenyatta University Business & Students’ Service Centre room 012.
The e-Lig University series welcomes its fifth organization taking part in the series leaving out only one spot. The Elite Organization, a group of FIFA enthusiasts based in Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja have registered and will take part in the upcoming series.
Boasting of a strong FIFA community, the Juja based organization sends a team that promises to compete strongly against five other organizations.
Elite Organization will be represented by the following persons;
1. Edwin “Osnet” Ng’eno
2. Davies “donuts” Kiech
3. Alfred “WekaMbali” Mutuku
4. Dennis “Ghost” Pkaremba
5. Sheila “Tuts” Nduta
Juja is said to be having one the best gaming lounges with a strong FIFA
community playing both casually and competitively. The Elite Organization team leader Edwin Ng’eno says the team is with great confidence of bringing in tight competition into the series as some of the players have met before in small competitions in different gaming lounges and bigger competitions.
The e-Lig series is set to commence this month and will run in the first quarter of 2019. The series currently has five organizations registered out of six namely
– Horsemen Organization
– Horizon Organization
– Elite Organization
– A-Team Organization
– Mauwano Organization
The e-Lig University FIFA19 Series welcomed Heva Fund this week as an official sponsor for its first season. The series is set to see six Universities compete in the most popular game in Kenya and East Africa (FIFA) over a period of time.
Heva Fund is an investment organization that funds, shapes, grows and transforms creative economies across the East African region. The creative economy in East Africa is rich and vibrant and Heva Fund seeks to uplift and professionalize this industry to fruition. “Excited that we have started to direct our support and resources towards one of the most creative sectors in East Africa.” explained George Gachara, Managing Director at Heva Fund.
The e-Lig University series will see a total of six Universities compete in FIFA19 in a well drafted format that seeks to increase and elevate the competition levels in FIFA community in Kenya. The e-Lig University Series will see a great format with regular seasons for the main stage competition, an all-female league on the side and the first ever Night Esport Event. The series will also have a great format that is easy to comprehend giving both players and fans a great engagement platform.
Heva Fund enters the series with sights to not only grow the Esport industry but also tap and nurture the existing creative community inside different Universities where the series will be hosted. The future is indeed creative.