The Check | Inside e-Lig series points awarding system

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


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.

Elite Organization Sheila “Tuts” Nduta shines in the All-ladies category beating Horizons Tamara in the final.

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.

Peter Mumu secures the e-Lig weekend opener beating Kevo CK in the final

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.


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

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

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.


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.


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.
  • 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.

Horsemen Organization to host the first leg of the e-Lig FIFA19 University series set for the weekend.

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.

Heva Fund signs a season long deal with Ace Pro Gaming for the inaugural e-Lig University Series.

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.


HEVA Fund, an East African fund that invests in the transformative social and economic potential of the creative economy sector in the East African region, through finance solutions, business acceleration and public/private partnerships.

HEVA is kicking off a gaming and e-sport facility with an initial sponsorship investment of KES 0.25 million to support Ace Pro Inc. (under Two Digital Ideas), gaming and e-sport tournament dubbed the “E-Lig University Series”. This sponsorship will cover Season 1’s technical setup, public relations, and marketing, as well as to contribute to the prize pool.

Mr. Fanuel Opiyo O., the director of Ace Pro, says, “HEVA’s new facility for e-sports will go a long way to grow the industry in Kenya. We are looking forward to hosting 3 tournaments over the next 3 months as part of the first season. We are also looking forward to the next level partnership with HEVA.”

Through this facility, HEVA looks to support tournament organizers, game developers, and spectator activations, in order to accelerate the growth of this dynamic sector. Mr. George Mars Aloo, Insights and Innovations Manager at HEVA Fund, adds, “We’re very excited to become part of this fast-growing industry at this crucial time in its development. There’s a lot of potential in this sector.”

HEVA has remained at the forefront of helping producers of cultural goods, services and experiences to build high-value, profitable businesses, where new ideas will come to life, and where the highest potential for great profits, great jobs and happy people can be found.

For more information, contact:

Mr. George M. Aloo
+254 20 4400 870
Mr. Fanuel Opiyo O.
+254718705468/ +254720139054

Ace Pro Gaming launches the next phase of its pioneering Esport series.

The Tekken 254 Circuit has provided an in-depth look into our investment in Esports. The circuit has run for the past 6 months with two seasons and looking to grow bigger and better. We believe Esports is wholly dependent on its management and we have invested fully in management. With all these up our sleeves, we are excited to be launching our next planned series of competition and that is the FIFA franchise.

FIFA is arguably the largest game played amongst many persons living in and out of Nairobi and also regionally in East Africa. FIFA constitutes to up to 80% of games being played in many of the gaming lounges. ‘Walk into any gaming lounge in Nairobi, Kiambu, Kisumu etc and FIFA will be the most played game you will see on the screens. Out of 10 screens in the lounge, 8 are being used for FIFA’– says Head of Marketing Jairus Ogembo.

FIFA is highly played by many young people who throng into the many game lounges around estates, university accommodation areas, and also residential homes. Gaming lounges have also had its share of increase constituting to 35% growth especially in Nairobi. Many movies & series shops have either closed to create room for a gaming section or expanded space inside to spin off to have a video gaming business on the side. This clearly shows its intense growth and we as Ace Pro Gaming look to tap it by creating a series of tournaments that will see players compete for points and prizes.

The FIFA series will go by the name “e-Lig series”. The e-Lig will be played in a format designed by the Ace Pro Gaming tournaments team. Our first investment into the planned FIFA competition will be the universities & colleges series. The series will be played amongst different universities & colleges in Kenya. The series will feature a great format of play, and points awarding system that will spice up entertainment but also incorporate a lot of strategy, competition and business opportunity.

We also look to angle and work hard to have the e-Lig | University & Colleges Series to be part of the Kenya University Sports Association games in the near future. ‘Digital sports are proving to be an answer to an increase in spectatorship, participation and also job creation amongst many young people.”– Charles Wambugu, Head of Operations Ace Pro Gaming.  The KUSA games are run annually having different Universities competing against each other clearly showing how organized these games competitions are and we believe including Esports will have great benefits to the games.

More information on the e-Lig selected venues, dates, explained format, number of participants and points awarding system will be released soon.

Qualifier two sees Frost finish third

Qualifier two had mixed results and reactions such as the first ever reset in the Tekken 254 Circuit, AlphaPlay | Mickey losing, Frost breaking out to finish third and a deadly Pool C that saw best players fight for top 2 finishes.


The Tekken 254 Circuit Pool A saw AlphaPlay | Mickey secure Top 8 spot after cruising past the pool with 5-0 Win-Loss record dropping only one match against Proto-G (3-2 Win-Loss record). Mickey was joined by Frost in top 8 who completed the pool with a 4-1 Win-Loss record. Proto-G, PokerFace, XiT | QueenArrow and Dawa Jr finished 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively.

Pool B had AlphaPlay team member Simba finished with a 5-0 Win-Loss to take up 1st position and was followed by Vega (4-1 Win-Loss record). Furious Monkey (3-2 Win-Loss record), Battousai (2-3 Win-Loss record), PseudoDude (0-4 Win-Loss record) and Mugi (0-4 Wins-Loss).

Pool C saw Tiz top the pool with a 5-0 Win-Loss record but dropping 3 matches. AlphaPlay | PRIEST came second with a 4-1 Win-Loss record to book a top 8 bracket spot. Nakuru based DarkTempest (3-2 Win-Loss record), Chuma Mzee (2-3 Win-Loss record), RMP | Shoryuken (1-4 Win-Loss record) and Dice1533 (0-5 Win-Loss record) finished 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively.

Pool D saw Xstar wash out DVK 2-0 in the first set to top the Pool with a 5-0 Win-Loss record as DVK came second with a 4-1 Win-Loss record. In4red, RobbyM$, Pipsqueak, and FlurryFists finished 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.

AlphaPlay | Mickey v. DVK

AlphaPlay | Mickey’s clean record was shattered in this set with DVK snatching up a win with a 2-0 score. Switching characters between Bob and Violet, AlphaPlay | Mickey fell short dropping 6 rounds and managing to take up only 1 round.

Tiz v. Vega

Tiz sent Vega packing to the losers’ bracket in the second set of the Top 8 bracket. Using Nina, Tiz dropped only 1 set against Vegas strongest character choice Akuma.

Frost v. Xstar

Xstar lost his lead against Frost in a set that ended 2-1 to Frost. Using King, Xstar failed to hold his lead to lose the final match (3-2) to give Frost the set and seal the win.

AlphaPlay | Simba v AlphaPlay | PRIEST

This set saw two teammates go up against each other in a thrilling match that ended 2-0 to AlphaPlay | PRIEST.


The circuit saw Xstar take 7th place pushing Vega to 8th, AlphaPlay | PRIEST, AlphaPlay | Simba finished 5th and 6th respectively. Tiz secured 4th position to bag himself 21 points whereas Frost took 3rd position.

The grand final saw the very first reset we have ever had in all tournaments held. AlphaPlay | Mickey coming from the losers final managed to beat DVK 3-1 to take the grand finale to a reset where he again beat DVK 3 sets to 1 to take up the 1st position.

AlphaPlay | Mickey goes into qualifier two with sights to complete a clean record for the second time.

Michael Muhoro aka AlphaPlay | Mickey came into this new season with a mind of taking over the Tekken scene in Nairobi with his deep knowledge of the fighting game for the second time. Signed to AlphaPlay, an Esport Organization based in Nairobi seeking to tap into the rising digital sport in Kenya, he continues to put up a great performance in each tournament he walks into.

His mastery of different Tekken characters that he selects for each set he plays also shows a player that understands the technicalities and various move lists contained in these different characters.

With the new season going into its second Qualifier this weekend 21st July, AlphaPlay | Mickey continues to extend his unbeaten record since November of last year when we held our first ever Tekken tournament that birthed the Tekken254 Circuit. He currently sits at the pole position with a clean record of 24points, a win-loss record of 9-0 and 20MatchWins. He managed to keep this season’s opener clean just as he did with season one.


The Tekken 254 Circuit saw changes made in its format and system coming into the new season. Incorporating a reverse point system where points are rewarded according to the number of participants in reverse order. (With 24 players, 1st position acquires 24points, 2nd gets 23points….24th position gets 1point). This has helped increase competition and strategy for the players with many targeting top finishes to capture points in the various positions. Also, with just a 1point difference between positions, players see it easy to improve in the next tournaments. The new system also increased games for players that do not make it to the top 8 double elimination bracket having them play extra games with players from different pools in the various position playoffs.

Focusing on competition, many great players such as Tiz (23Points, a win-loss record of 8-2 and 17 MatchWins) have put up great competition against AlphaPlay | Mickey but always falling short.

AlphaPlay | Mickey and Tiz holding 1st and 2nd position respectively will go into Qualifier two in different Pools.

Tiz will be joined by RMP | Shoryuken, AlphaPlay | PRIEST, Chuma Mzee, DarkTempest and Dice1533 in Pool C. This Pool C is projected to be the Pool of death with 4 of the players being highly rated in the Tekken254 community. The fight for top 2 slots will be the stakes in this pool.

AlphaPlay | Mickey top seeds Pool A and will be joined by XiT | QueenArrow, Proto-G, Frost, Poker Face and Dawa Jr.