By Chinenye Anuforo,
Visitors to the Tech Experience Centre, Africa’s cutting-edge technology and lifestyle hub, on Saturday, May 8, 2021, were treated to exciting, high-scoring matches in the opening day of Bank Wars, a FIFA 21 Gaming competition featuring leading Nigerian banks.
Sponsored by Samsung, foremost original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Banks Wars seeks to crown the best side among the competing banks for the FIFA 21 tourney.
The first day of the event, hosted at the Tech Experience Centre, saw a number of excited spectators converge on the impressive building located at Yudala Heights, 13A, Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, to witness the banks in action.
As expected, the competing teams did not disappoint, serving up goals-filled matches to the delight of attendees as hostilities in Group A got underway.
Access Bank got the ball rolling on the day with a 7-2 drubbing of First City Monument Bank (FCMB). The match, which was played at 1pm, saw Olabamaji Emmanuel Ojo, an assistant banking officer, dominate his opponent, Taiwo Oluwafemi of FCMB’s brand management unit to claim all three points at stake. In the second game, Standard Chartered Bank pipped Zenith Bank 4-3. Representing the victorious team was Bajeh Israel, a wealth management analyst, while Zenith Bank was represented by Abdulwahab Emmanuel, a relationship manager.
Taking to the FIFA 21 pitch in the third match in Group A, Access Bank cemented its place as one of the early favourites with an impressive 11-2 thrashing of Zenith Bank, while FCMB made up for its initial loss to Access Bank by beating Standard Chartered Bank 7-4.
From the results on the first day of the competition, Access Bank occupied the leadership position in Group A with six points, followed by FCMB and Standard Chartered Bank with three points each. Zenith Bank was at the rear, with no point to its name after the first round of matches.