• 16-year-old Wins $3 Million At First Ever Fortnite World Cup Video Game Tournament

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  • NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – American teenager Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million on Sunday in New York after taking the top prize in a tournament for the popular online video game Fortnite.

    Geirsdorf, 16, from Pennsylvania, was one of at least 100 players competing for $30 million in total prize money, as the booming popularity of video and online games has drawn top-dollar investments and fueled the emerging professional sport. Global revenues from esports, or professional video game...

  • SMU Researchers Among Team Using Video Game Tech To Fight Cancer In Africa

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  • The team's virtual reality simulation places novice surgeons inside a surgical theater in Zambia to learn the intricacies of performing a hysterectomy to battle cervical cancer.

    Global health researchers and video game designers from Dallas’ Southern Methodist University are part of an international team using video game technology to train surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa to perform life-saving cancer surgeries.

    One of the world’s most preventable and...

  • Glo Launches Mobile Game App

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  • Globacom has launched a new customer –oriented package, the Glo GameBox, a mobile game application packaged exclusively for the endless entertainment of its teeming subscribers.

    In a statement released in Lagos, Globacom said, “Glo GameBox is bound to change the face of mobile gaming in Nigeria, as it presents unequalled game options and unprecedented height of excitement to subscribers”.

    The firm explained that Glo GameBox gives subscribers on the network, who have and...

  • Nokia's 5G Plans In Nigeria Hinge On Spectrum Policy

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  • Nokia is hoping the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the West African country's government can introduce strong policy on spectrum so that 5G technology use cases can materialise.

    The company is currently hosting a series of Innovation Days in Lagos, targeted at telecom operators, enterprises (including the public sector) and individuals, to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work, and "enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria."

  • Nektan Expands Global Footprint Into Africa

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  • Nektan plc (AIM: NKTN), the fast-growing international gaming technology platform and services provider, is pleased to announce its entry into Africa using E-Lite, the Company’s B2B content distribution platform. Africa is an emerging, rapidly growing market and is one of a number of regions that Nektan is targeting as part of its global expansion strategy.

    Following a quick and seamless integration of Nektan’s B2B platform E-Lite, two of Africa’s leading gaming companies, Betika an...