The annual MGI Scrabble Premier League, a competition modelled after the game of football, the first of its kind in the world, had its preliminary stages concluded at Homeville Plus Hotel Benin, in Edo State on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Ewarah Squiz and Whiskey Godsfavour came out top of their respective divisions at this stage of the competition.
Speaking on Match Day 3 of the competition, the founder of Mind Games Incorporated (MGI), Mr. Lukeman Owolabi, expressed joy about the turnout of players for the event and how smooth the process has been in the current season. “The launch of the MGI Scrabble Premier League (MSPL) in 2019 has proven to be the best thing that has happened to Nigerian Scrabble in recent times. The inaugural edition was highly successful and within a year, the MSPL experienced over 85% growth expanding to a two-division league. The 2023 season will have 18 teams, two divisions, and 205 rounds with over N6 million in prize money to be won,” he added.
He further called on potential sponsors, individuals, and brands alike to come on board with the team to achieve the full potential of the MGI Scrabble Premier League (MSPL).
Match Day 3 of the league featured two major divisions; A & B with six teams, 30 players in Division A with 12 teams, 60 players in Division B. Division A teams played a total of 10 games while Division B teams played 12 games.
At the end of match-day three, topping Division A individuals and teams are Ewarah Squiz and Hurricanes respectively; and for Division B, Whiskey Godsfavor and D. Warriors sit at the top of the table.
This year’s MSPL grand finale will be held on October 6 and 7, 2023, at the Golfview Hotel and Suites at Ikeja GRA, Lagos, while The MGI Scrabble Grand Slam comes up on October 13 – 15, 2023 at the same venue.