Organizers Seek More Sponsors As Brainiacs Team Wins MGI Scrabble League | The Guardian Nigeria News
The Brainiacs team won the 2021 Mindgames Incorporated Scrabble Premier League (MGI), which ended this weekend.
Of the 12 teams that took part in the Division A category of the MGI Scrabble League held in various centers across the country, the Brainiacs team won 41 matches to accumulate the highest point in the championship.
The highly competitive MGI League, which saw more than 200 scrabble players from across the country in the league final, saw strong participation from supporters of the various teams.
Speaking at the end of the league, team captain Brainiac, who is also Nigeria’s number one scrabble player and world number three, Eta Karo, said hard work and determination was the secret to the victory of his team.
“When my team came in second in the first MGI Scrabble League, we came back to recruit more quality players to deal with the weak links. This is how we were able to overcome the stiff competition from the best stars who took part in the championship.
“I thank MGI for giving Nigerian scrabble players the platform to show off their skills in a competitive environment,” he said.
MGI Scrabble League organizer Lukman Owolabi said that the MGI Scrabble League, which aims to uncover more board game talent and keep Nigerian players in a competitive mood throughout the year, has so far brought out the best in players. .
“Scrabble players in Nigeria are among the people who made the event more competitive and encouraged MGI management to set up this league after the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled the second edition.
“I also thank our sponsors, Tranos Nigeria Ltd and Loense International for helping to develop scrabble in Nigeria,” he said, adding: “Nigeria is currently the top scrabble nation in the world and it will be disappointing if the ranking of the country in the ranking the game stops if we do nothing to occupy the players and also discover more talents as is done in football.
“We need more legal entities, well-meaning Nigerians and governments at different levels to help sponsor the league to meet global standards.
“Twenty-two teams in total, comprising 12 teams in Division 1 and 10 in Division 2, were in the league,” he said.
Team Brainiacs took home a cash prize of N1.5million as champions, Blazersle came in second in the division’s Class A, while the Hurricanes came in third.
In Division B, Merry-ers Scrabble Club was crowned champion, the Indomitables came in second, while Aries came in third.
Godwin Victor of the Brainiacs Scrabble club won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
Olaribigbe Hakeem won the Patrons Cup, which debuted this year, while cash prizes and gifts worth over 6 million Naira were awarded to outstanding players and clubs.