The first competition of its kind in East Africa, the Savanna Circuit (formerly the TEKKEN 254 Circuit) is an eSports league bringing together newcomers as well as experienced players. The Circuit aims to give fighting game fans in Kenya an opportunity to compete with like-minded gamers on a regular basis, all while earning some money and exposing themselves to fighting game enthusiasts across the globe; gameplay from all matches are recorded and uploaded onto our YouTube channel.
Season One of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit ran from 27 January to 31 March 2018, with 3 preliminary tournaments culminating in a final showdown at the East African Gaming Convention (EAGC). Competitors earned a set number of points based on their final position at a tournament, with the top 3 players in the overall ranking at the end of the season winning a total of Ksh. 50,000 in prize money.
Season Two of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit ran from 7 July to 1 September 2018, with changes to the competition format introduced to intensify competition. Players competed in three qualifiers across two divisions (Premier and Challenger), with the top 16 in the Premier Division advancing to the Circuit Finals to compete for sponsored prizes. Visit the Circuit archive to view all results, rankings and match replays from previous tournaments.
Season Three of the TEKKEN 254 Circuit ran from 26 January to 3 August 2019, running for eight months as opposed to the previous three. 20 players returned to the Premier Division alongside the four winners of the Premier Division Playoffs from Season Two, while the four losers of the Premier Division Playoffs and other new players joined the Challenger Division.
The Circuit returns for Season Four, with the termination of the two-division system among major changes made to the competition format to enhance the playing experience. This season also sees the introduction of the Mortal Kombat division (formerly the Kenya Kombat Circuit), which begins with Season One. The top 16 ranked players at the end of the six qualifiers overall for both divisions (Tekken and Mortal Kombat) shall qualify for the Savanna Cup in August 2021.
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Season Four sponsors
DeCodEd Africa supports esports digital communities by providing them with the infrastructure and structure to be unified, sustainable and scalable:
- An accessible space with a strong internet connection where esports communities can host anything from meetups, hackathons to workshops.
- Community mentors that can be leveraged sustainably to share their expertise affordably to the esports ecosystem.
- Branding and co-branding with the community.
- Building a revenue model tied to learning paths and product development.
Rampage Esports is an organisation that is involved with every aspect of video gaming in Kenya. It seeks to empower the youth through casual gaming, recruiting pro gamers and hosting tournaments in Kenya.
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