|l-R: BBC Sport Analyst, Mr. Tony Eboh; Shedrack of Deftone United; Kasim Dipo, best player and Team Manager, Deftone United, Mr. Ayodeji Akinso, during the price presentation to winners at the 2012 Electronic Sports Competition in Lagos… recently
After several weeks of a computerized showdown between 96 teams on Playstation Soccer, the popular electronic sports tournament climaxed in a colorful end, when Deftone United clinched the star prize of a whopping sum of $1, 000 at the prestigious Hardly Apartments in Lagos. A concept designed by Cikkz entertainment, is geared to help provide soccer loving Nigerians a chance to compete, sign up soccer gamers (with match allowances) and play with their favorite clubs on an exclusive e-platform. The second place prize was an all expense paid treat at the Hardly Apartments and the third winner got a signed jersey from the famous Kanu Nwankwo.
The competition served as a networking hub which top corporate executives from the banking sector, Oil and Gas, Information Technology and Telecommunications Industry were well represented. The teams had a combination of players from corporate organizations like Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank, Fidelity Bank, Shell, KPMG and Specs IT amongst others. Ayodeji Akinso of Deftone United clinched the star prize while Remi Sanusi of Fresco United and Obinna Ehirim of Opiotus FC ranked second and third places respectively. The winners were crowned with Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals while DDO Torpedoes, the best player of the tournament carted away an exquisite wrist-watch.
According to Chidi Ifegbo, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cikkz Entertainment, “This form of entertainment is uniquely designed with uniting the youth through soccer and gaming. We have provided a platform where families, youth, individuals who play games either on their PC, game console, mobile phone or ipads, can compete and have fun in local and international tournaments”.