Kenyan Lady Claims Historic Win in Safaricom Mobiplay Challenge

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Safaricom on Friday September 11 announced Elizabeth Mbugua as the overall winner of the just concluded mobile gaming competition dubbed the MobiPlay Challenge.

The 8-week challenge saw over 70,000 mobile gamers from across the country compete in various mobile games including simple puzzle, arcade and action games. In the competition, 480 winners were awarded daily and weekly prizes ranging from smartphones to airtime.

Elizabeth, a gamer from Ruiru, Kiambu County, accumulated 1,168,750 points to create an unassailable lead during the last six weeks of the competition.

Elizabeth Mbugua, winner of the Safaricom Mobiplay Challenge being presented with the new iPhone 11 Pro Max. Source: Twitter

She took home the grand prize of an iPhone 11 Pro Max as well as three PlayStation 4 devices and 22 Neon Ray-Pro smartphones among other daily prizes won during the challenge.

“I am delighted to be announced as the overall winner of the MobiPlay Challenge by Safaricom. The competition was tough as it involved experienced and professional mobile gamers across the country.

“I have been leading since week three, winning all five games including shooters, basketball, crossing, knify and stacking to get here,” revealed Elizabeth Mbugua, MobiPlay Challenge winner.

Victor Kimiyu from Nairobi and Kevin Ocharo from Nyamira finished in second and third place respectively with 1,147,100 and 405,600 points each. They each won Neon Pro smartphones among other daily prizes ranging from headphones to airtime.

Safaricom Games Lounge has been in existence since 2015 and is used by over 167,000 customers to access affordable premium mobile games, with puzzle and arcade games the most popular options.

The MobiPlay Challenge follows a successful e-sport competition ran by Safaricom in 2019, which saw over 900 gamers across the country participate in grassroots and regional console-based tournaments.

A person playing a game on his smartphone. Source: File
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