For the 2022 edition of Digital November (Novembre Numérique) coordinated by the Institut français worldwide, SAGES is organizing a regional esports competition in the Sahel zone in partnership with esports structures from each country.
The start of the Sahel Esports Champions (Fifa 2022) competition has been given in November!
This competition is coordinated by the operator SAGES, presided by Désiré Koussawo, a very important actor in the structuration of esports in Africa and also president of France Esports, in collaboration with local esports partners. The great final in Dakar will be broadcasted live on Twitch. The renowned Senegalese professional team Solo Esport, multiple times African champions, will be part of the organization.
Great final in Dakar on November 23rd
Qualifications took place in Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal in partnership with establishments from the French cultural network or local partners. The best players will then compete for the title of champion during a great final in Dakar on November 23rd.
Sahel Esports Champions is part of Digital November (Novembre Numérique), the great celebration of digital cultures of the Instituts français around the world. This competition takes place with the support of the Culture au Sahel mobility fund and local Instituts français.
SAGES - Services for Africa Gaming & Esports
SAGES' mission is to unleash the talent of African esports players, and to connect the African continent to a growing global esports ecosystem.
The SAGES project is led by Désiré Koussawo, a well-known figure in the community of players, public authorities and professionals in the sector around the world. Current President of France Esports, Désiré Koussawo is also involved in the development and structuring of esports in Africa.
The competition is organized in each of the participating countries thanks to a solid network of partners: Univers Des Champions in Chad, Faith Technology Entertainment in Niger, ENTER AFRICA in Burkina Faso, Planet A in Mali and Sengames in Senegal.