A total of 27 countries and regions competed in the Asian Games South Asia Qualifiers which were held from June 6 to 20, 2018. StarCraft II and Hearthstone took the form of online matches while Arena of Valor and the Clash Royale qualifiers were conducted offline in Hong Kong, China. For League of Legends, the South Asia and Southeast Asia qualifiers were held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The Sri Lankan national team took part in the South Asia qualifier and showed a strong performance against the other South Asian Esports countries. These are the results for Sri Lanka at the Asian Games qualifiers for 2018
StarCraft was a best of 3 round robin with the winner receiving one point and the defeated receiving no points
Sri Lanka took on Maldives and Pakistan in this South Asia qualifier round and with a dominant performance coming out from Amruth “Amypie” Alfred who bested both the participants from their respected countries securing a spot for the Asian Games 2018. Amruth will be travelling to Indonesia in August to represent Sri Lanka at the Asian Games Esports Championship!
Hearthstone was a best of 5 round robin stage where the winner received one point and the defeated receive no points at all.
Sri lanka’s Rameshkumar Uthyakumar took on the representatives from India and Pakistan in the South Asian qualifier round managing to beat Pakistan but ultimately coming in second to India who triumphed against Sri lanka as well as Pakistan to earn them a spot through the qualifier.
Pro Evolution Soccer 18
Pro Evolution Soccer was a best of 3 1v1 followed by a 2v2 and concluded on another 1v1. Winner receiving 1 point and the defeated receiving no points.
Sri lanka’s dynamic duo of Mohamed Mufeeb and Shihab Rizan took on the representatives from Maldives and India during the Pro Evolution Soccer 18 qualifiers showing promise but not being able to defeat Maldives or India during the qualifier placing 3rd in the South Asia qualifier
League of Legends
League of Legends was a best of 1 double round robin with the winner receiving 1 point and the defeated receiving no points.
The South Asia bracket consisted of Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Maldives and Nepal during the qualifiers. The Sri lankan team consisting of Hilal Jismy, Achintha Konara, Ashik Saleeth, Shalitha Chandraratne and Akthar Hafeez fought valiantly and managed to best most of the countries taking part but fell short against Pakistan. Sri Lanka ended up tied for second place with India with Pakistan remaining undefeated during the qualifier which solidified their spot at the Asian Games 2018.
Clash Royale was a best of 5 round robin stage where the winner received one point and the defeated receive no points at all.
Sri lanka’s Joel “Daniel” Joung took on representatives from India, Pakistan and Maldives during this South Asian qualifier for Clash Royale with Sri Lanka managing to get ahead during the initial match but falling short later to earn 1 point in the bracket defeating Pakistan. India came out on top with Maldives in second, placing Sri lanka in third place during the South Asian qualifier..
“With the support of NOCs, the Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee, member Esports federations and other supporters, we are delighted the Qualifier Competitions were smoothly carried out,” said Mr Kenneth Fok, AESF President. “Again, we are grateful for OCA’s commitment to include Esports as a demonstration event at the 2018 Asian Games.”
AESF announced results of the Regional Qualifier Competitions for the Asian Games 2018