“The Cup is set to be an exhilarating celebration of African gaming talent, and we can’t wait to witness the action unfold.”

Mobile games publisher Carry1st has announced the Carry1st Africa Cup for Call of Duty: Mobile (CoD Mobile)! This tournament will feature the continent's esports community. Read on for everything to know about the CoD Mobile Carry1st Africa Cup, including the schedule, prizing, how to enter, and more!

Carry1st Africa Cup graphic (Image via Carry1st)
Carry1st Africa Cup graphic (Image via Carry1st)

Call of Duty: Mobile Carry1st Africa Cup

The Carry1st Africa Cup will feature top teams from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. It will involve qualifying rounds before the best of the best gather in person. Most Valuable Player (MVP) prizes will be available across the regional matches. Then, the grand finals will feature the $1,000 MVP Award and a $15,000 prize pool.

Guillaume Noé, the vice president of growth at Carry1st, noted that after the successful launch of CoD Mobile servers in Nigeria and South Africa, Carry1st is excited to showcase the competitive aspect of the game. "The Cup is set to be an exhilarating celebration of African gaming talent, and we can't wait to witness the action unfold," Noé said.

Carry1st CEO and co-founder Cordel Robbin-Coker also shared some thoughts. “Carry1st Africa Cup is a realization of our vision of uniting the continent's gamers and reflects our broader mission to enhance gaming experiences in Africa," he said. "We're excited to bring together Call of Duty: Mobile teams from major gaming hubs like Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa. We're proud to play our part in this booming esports ecosystem that will only continue to grow across the continent."

CoD Mobile artwork (Image via Activision Publishing, Inc.)
CoD Mobile artwork (Image via Activision Publishing, Inc.)

According to Carry1st, Africa's esports scene is experiencing rapid growth and being driven by the continent's growing young population. There's also a significant interest in competitive gaming — especially on mobile devices. Mobile esports is becoming more accessible as well. Therefore, Carry1st partnered with CoD Mobile to deploy servers in Nigeria and South Africa.

"The Carry1st Africa Cup signals the bright future of esports in Africa, amidst the backdrop of a burgeoning gaming market expected to surpass $1 billion this year," the Carry1st announcement continued.

CoD Mobile gameplay screenshot (Image via esports.gg)
CoD Mobile gameplay screenshot (Image via esports.gg)

CoD Mobile Carry1st Africa Cup: How to enter

Interested players can register for the Carry1st Africa Cup via the tournament's official website starting May 27. Note that the CoD Mobile teams must have a minimum of five players and participants must compete using CoD Mobile's multiplayer functionality.

Upon successful registration, competitors will gain access to special gaming lobbies. There, they will battle other teams to advance to the finals. The circuit's qualification stages will happen throughout June and July before the finals in August.

"Carry1st will support any travel arrangements for teams unable to travel for the finals, ensuring that all qualifying teams can participate," the announcement added.

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