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Sri Lankan FIFA player goes international

Sri Lankan FIFA player goes international

The FIFA 18 qualifier for the Asian Football Gaming Championship (AFGC) was held in Colombo recently with the interest of many participants from across the country. Ahmed “Shark” Shaakir from Noob Alliance got the better of every opponent he faced and became the lucky winner of the qualifier. He is now representing Sri Lanka at the AFGC – considered to be Asia’s biggest FIFA tournament, which kicks off from the 13th to the 15th of July in Singapore.

Organised by the Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA), the AFGC will showcase a total of 24 players from across Asia who will also be vying for a piece of the $2500 prize pool (LKR 390,000 approx).

Shaakir has been one of the most prominent FIFA players in Sri Lanka with multiple tournament finals under his belt and has proven himself a force to be reckoned with, beating down multiple high tier opponents during the qualifiers where he came out on top in the 4th bracket and then went to beat some of the best players in Sri Lanka and earned rights as the best FIFA player in the country right now.

Catching up with Shaakir, this is what he had to say on his way to take on the competition in Singapore.

“I would like to thank my sponsors Asus and Red Line Gaming for giving me the opportunity to represent Sri Lanka at the AFGC. Also special thanks to Noob Alliance for creating a platform to connect some of the best gamers from all over Sri Lanka.

My expectation of this tournament would be some really tough head on battles with the best in Asia. As it is a debut for Sri Lanka at this tournament, it would be nothing short of excitement.

Coming from a competitive background of tennis, I would be comfortable making key decisions under pressure at match situations which might actually help me overcome my opponents at this tournament.”

We wish Shaakir the best of luck in his games as he faces some of the best FIFA professionals in the region.

Mobitel Kicks off FIFA Tournament with a Prize Pool of 100,000

Mobitel Kicks off FIFA Tournament with a Prize Pool of 100,000

Taking its first step into the competitive eSports limelight in Sri Lanka, Mobitel in strategic partnership with Gamer.LK, successfully launched the first ever X-station eSports League back in early March this year which turned out to be a massive hit attracting gamers from all across the country, as it introduced FIFA 18 for the first time as a ranked title alongside Clash Royale.

Mobitel continues to showcase its interest and enthusiasm in Esports and is yet again proud to introduce a new event called Mobitel Xstation Football Championship, boasting a total prize pool of LKR 100,000 making it the highest prize pool up for grabs for a FIFA tournament in the country.

Players from all around the country will come together at one location to fight it out for the number one spot and to prove that they have what it takes to win the prize and prestige of calling themselves Sri Lanka’s best FIFA 18 player. During the last Xstation Esports League we saw Dishan Nithrananthan come out on top as the champion for FIFA 18. Will he be able to repeat it once again or will a new contender claim the throne?

Mobitel, the leading Mobile Service Provider in Sri Lanka aims to introduce new technology to the youth of Sri Lanka and plans through such engaging events. In strategic partnership with Gamer.LK, they have entered a new chapter, venturing into the continuously evolving and improving world of eSports.

Mobitel Xstation Football Championship, will be happening at X-station, 409 R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo on the 15th of July 2018. So if you have what it takes to become a champion at FIFA 18 make sure to get training and prepare to bring down some of FIFA 18’s best players.

Register now at : http://bit.ly/xstationfifa

SLT Launches Cafe Tournament Series With Attractive Prize Pools

SLT Launches Cafe Tournament Series With Attractive Prize Pools

The Sri Lanka Telecom Esports Cafe Challenge, that will be held on the 14th of July 2018 at the Keero Gaming Cafe, will be the next installment in the many illustrious tournaments hosted and organized by SLT. The expectations for the event will be high, given the hype that’s always surrounding SLT Esports events following the SLT Esports Championship and the SLT Regional Championship that was  held in Kandy.

SLT’s introduction of SLT Esports Championship in 2015, became an instant success with the largest prize pool for an Esports tournament being on offer. With massive turnouts and exciting Esports action, SLT has continued to stay true to their commitment towards bringing Esports and the online gaming experience to the masses by continuously introducing new and innovative Esports experiences. SLT has once again initiated a new series of events that promises to fuel the enthusiasm of the local Esports community.

The first-ever SLT Esports Cafe Challenge will showcase; Overwatch, FIFA 18, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, Clash Royale and Project Cars as the official gaming titles. With a prize pool of 190,000+ awarded across all the gaming titles, there will be nothing short of the best taking part at the event to prove to themselves as well as to those watching that they have what it takes to bring the championship home. Overwatch will be broken down into 2 segments with the initial rounds kicking off online early next week and followed by the final rounds taking place at the event on the 14th.

Sri Lanka Telecom, featuring SLT Broadband, famous for its low latency, dedicated and reliable broadband connectivity which is compulsory for competitive gaming, has continued to organise top-tier gaming tournaments in the country, with intense and adrenaline filled excitement.

The SLT Esports Cafe Challenge will be a tournament to remember, a gauntlet of hard-core gamers, both individuals and clans, will take part in their events and go head to head in an exceptional test of skill and strategy, so we encourage all gamers to be at this event, as it will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.

For more information on this event, visit http://www.slt.lk/esports/

Noob Alliance Wins a Ticket to Singapore for AFGC Grand Finals.

Noob Alliance Wins a Ticket to Singapore for AFGC Grand Finals.

The RLG FIFA Championship 2018, held at the flagship Redline Technologies store on the 2nd of July alongside their strategic partner Gamer.LK, came to an exciting close with the winner earning himself the chance to represent Sri Lanka on an all-expenses paid trip to the Asian Football Gaming Championship (AFGC) 2018 in Singapore.

Proceedings kicked off early in the morning, with 96 registered cyber athletes who were ready to take on the challenge to represent their country as well as prove to everyone and themselves that they had what it took to be Sri Lanka’s best FIFA 18 player. The 96 participants were assigned to 6 groups consisting of 16 players each, where the top 2 athletes of each group moved forward into a final bracket containing the last 12 participants.

The 6 qualifiers saw some amazing and enthusiastic gameplay, where a lot of renowned players faced off. Most of the games came down to the wire in an amazing display of skill by the participants. The 12 cyber athletes that made their way to the final bracket were PnX.G, M-es.pro, PnX.Moin, TM.Sajadh, M-es Heatzer, TM.Sid, nA.Shark, PnX.Dishi, PnX.Sharpshooter, M-es.MhmdAfzl as well as PnX.Dumin and PnX.Costa.

 

With the qualifier out of the way, everyone’s high expectations for the final bracket were met with some breathtaking gameplay and exciting rivalries over the course of the final bracket. Fighting their way through to the semis, we saw PnX. Moin take on PnX. Dishi in the first semi-finals. The match seemed to be even, with both players scoring 2-2, until PnX. Moin pulled ahead, ending the game and taking the victory at 4-2 and advancing to the finals. In the second semi final we saw an old rivalry where nA. Shark took on PnX.Sharpshooter, which was one of the most anticipated matches of the entire tournament. It was an intense back and forth trade between both players coming into the final stretch of the game with a tied score of 3-3, but in a spectacular showing, nA.Shark clutched out the match with an amazing goal with space created from pass play to ensure the victory and snag a spot in the finals against PnX. Moin.

The finals was much more decisive than the previous matches of the bracket, with nA.Shark roaring out of the gates, taking an early lead over his counterpart Pnx.Moin, who tried his best to get back into the game, but the effort went to waste as nA.Shark ruthlessly pushed his lead, ending the game with a dominant 4-1 victory and earning himself the chance to represent Sri Lanka at the Asian Football Gaming Championship (AFGC) 2018 in Singapore.

 

The Asian Football Gaming Championship 2018 will be hosted from the 11th of July till the 15th of July in Singapore, where some of Asia’s most talented FIFA 18 players will gather with a shot to bring glory to their country. We congratulate nA.Shark on his achievement and wish him the best of luck for the upcoming challenges he will face in Singapore.

Kings of LAN 2018

Kings of LAN 2018

A crowd of over 200 showed up at the Keero gaming café on the 24th of June 2018 to find out who would be crowned the champions at Kings of Lan tournament. The event showed a lot of promise given the number of participants who were up bright and early to make sure they don’t miss out on their chance to take part in this event which was organized by Gamer.LK which was powered by Dialog gaming alongside technology partners MSI and official energy drink partner RedBull.

The event kicked off at around 10.00 am with an exciting Special Forces 2 match between Maximum Esports team GoDaddy and Maximum Esports team Ox!de closely followed by the individual titles which were Tekken 7, FIFA 18, Injustice 2, Project Cars and finally Clash Royale.

The first game of Special Forces 2 brought on an early hype to the day as the match was between two teams from the same clan and there was a lot of friendly rivalry as both teams played exceptionally well. Every game after seemed to have an amazing history behind it as there was a lot of excitement and intensity in every game with teams going head to head winning by the smallest margin, but in the end PnX Allstars took the title coming out on top against nA team reconnected to win the Special Forces 2 title.

Another title that saw a major upset was Tekken 7 with some new faces turning up at the event a lot of new talent was on display, the matches following up to the finals all were evenly matched and seemed like it could have gone either way. The final match for Tekken 7 was between Ashen “Blazer” Samaranayake from n00b Alliance and his long time rival Roshan “JURA” Jurampathy from Phoenix gaming. Blazer has shown some amazing dominance with his all time favorite character Yoshimitsu but  JURA who had put in a lot of time studying his opponent and long time rival finally managed to figure out how to bring down Blazer’s Yoshimitsu who strayed away from his usual Kazumi pick which was one of his most feared characters that he had mastered and went with Katarina who seemed to be the answer as he ended up taking the number 1 spot for himself winning the Tekken 7 title.

FIFA 18 as always was another highly contested title having over 40 participants taking part. Akeel “VeNoM” Ameerdeen from n00b Alliance showed great consistency as he overcame obstacle after obstacle to compete in the finals against Ashen “Penaldo” katagoda from Tech Morph who also created a few major upsets to get into the finals. In an exciting final Akeel ”VeNoM” Ameerdeem came out on top to clench the victory against Ashen to take the title for FIFA 18

On the flipside, we saw the usual dominance in Clash Royale coming out from Joel ‘Daniel’ Joung who made his way to the finals pretty easily given that he is a very talented young individual with a lot of experience in the game making it all the way to the finals without so much as breaking a sweat. Joel who recently took part in the South Asian qualifiers for the Asian Games 2018 showed great form and patience during his games to outplay and outpace his opponents. Haniff Ameen once again fell short of glory going up against his rival Joel both from n00b Alliance was not able to find the right answer to deal with Joel’s quick and devastating tactics falling short of the number 1 spot and ending up as the runner up with Joel taking the champions spot for Clash Royale.

Injustice 2 saw its usual dominance coming out from Rashad “RaSSyCZaR” Ameer from Xiphos Esports who comfortably made his way to the finals with not much effort. His close friend and long time rival Umashankar “Redwire” also from Xiphos Esports found himself taking on Rashad in the finals after defeating a number of opponents fell short during the finals and was not able to secure the number 1 spot which ended up in Rashad’s hands.

Project cars saw quite an interesting upset as Rasheed “BIGHORN” Ameer from Xiphos Esports who was the rank number 1 player for Project Cars fell short during the finals up against Hafzel Preena from Phoenix gaming and uncharacteristically making one small mistake which allowed Hafzel to clinch the title for Project Cars with a better timing.

The overall championship was a tie between Phoenix Gaming and n000b Alliance with Xiphos Esports coming in at second place. With some tough fought battles and rivalries it definitely was an unexpected outcome with the players from each clan fighting to the bitter end to earn the number one spot for Kings of LAN 2018.

The day was filled with alot of excitement and competition every participant giving it their best to bring down the walls that they faced. Kings of LAN once again coming out a success bringing with it some intense competition and gameplay from all who participated we hope to see more of these exciting times as Esports grows further and takes new corners in the upcoming future.