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Nairobi, (11th and 12th August 2018) – With comics and e-sports taking the world by storm, East Africa is not being left behind. Nairobi Comic Convention (NAICCON) together with Pro Series Gaming (PSG) are organizing the region’s first geek fest dubbed Asylum: Admitting the Insanely Creative and Madly Talented. This will feature a FIFA 18 tournament, comics, Film, Cosplay and Animation.

Asylum is fast gaining interest and because of the connections to different comic and gaming communities, the organizers are aiming to have two countries participate in the tournament and convention; Uganda and Tanzania.

NAICCON has grown into the biggest East African gathering of comic book fans since 2014, holding an event every year with 2017 being the biggest convention yet. This year Naiccon will break the East African records once again with the convention featuring Jason Master, Nick Wilson (Africa Animation Network) and exhibitors from all over Kenya.

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Gamers will battle it out for bragging rights and a sweet cash pot!

East Africa’s inaugural eSports tournament held by PSG in Nairobi in December 2017, featured Call of Duty WWII and brought together players from all walks of life to battle it out for bragging rights. In April 2018, PSG saw its second outstanding tournament, which featured Mortal Kombat XL and a prize pool of 1M Ksh ($9,945). Zambia’s Justin Banda walked away with a cool 500,000 KSh ($4,900). and Kenya’s William Omondi coming in at a close second and winning 200,000 Ksh ($1989).

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With corporate support from MoSound Events, Liquid Telecom Kenya, Kwese TV, Film Studio Kenya, NRG Radio and Blaze among others, Asylum promises more action and a bigger prize pool of KSh 1,600,000 (First of its kind in East Africa) and is set to take place on 11th and 12th August 2018.

Official social media hashtags for the event are: #Asylum2018 #PSGAfrica #AfricanEcup.

Check out a recap of PSG’s Mortal Kombat Tournament from April 2018. 


About Pro Series Gaming

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Pro Series Gaming (PSG) is East Africa’s eSports Community that highlights and celebrates professional and competitive gamers through thrilling regional and international tournaments.

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About Nairobi Comic Convention

NAICCON

Established as the first and biggest Comic Convention in East Africa, Naiccon brings together a melting pot of the most fun and creative people from the pop culture scene in Africa and beyond. From animation, to game development, eSports, Comic book artists, illustrators, cosplayers (Costume Play), film and Youtubers.

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