Wednesday saw the opening of a historic gaming site designed to help esports players, parent-child relationships and provide recreation to 500,000 expected visitors per year.
Located in Ivory Coast Cosmos Yopougon shopping center, Paradise is today the largest video game room in West Africa.
The center has the latest equipment and focuses on promoting esport in Africa through tournaments and training esports players for international competitions.
The play center is serious about becoming a play center and will host a number of events and programs for this purpose:
- Video game fans can now enjoy the latest games while getting ready for the next FEJA, the biggest esports event in Africa.
- From September 2019, a dedicated 80 m² room will welcome middle and high school students for training sessions in computers, robotics and video game development.
- In 2020, the game center will host the first “edtech & e-learning program” in Yopougon where startups, teachers, students and entrepreneurs will work together to create future educational tools for Africa.
According to the circulated press release, there is also hope that the center will strengthen family relationships – especially children and parents:
Paradise Game also offers entertainment for kids and parents. Through various games and activities, they will learn to build a stronger parent-child relationship
Parents aren’t the most welcoming when it comes to play, so it will be interesting to see if that actually becomes the case.
Finally, in August, the game center will be filled with festive events that include crash courses in video games. If you like games, Paradise Game Center looks like… Paradise.
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