The Sri Lankan Cyber Games held on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of December also saw the ceremony for National eSports Awards 2016 organised by SLeSA.
SLeSA stands for Sri Lanka eSports Association, and it is the governing body for eSports in Sri Lanka. Founded by Gamer.LK, it consists of senior members from all the major gaming clans in Sri Lanka. It is decided among the clan representatives and Gamer.LK which teams and individual players have shown exceptional performance in the field of eSports. The National eSports Award receipients are officially recognised as the top ranking players of particular games.
The globally recognised ELO Rating system is used for calculation when judging the skill levels, and the criteria used are Wins in Ranked Tournaments, Organisation, Contribution to eSports, Ethics, and Public Poll results.
For more information on SLeSa and previous year results, please click here (http://gamer.lk/index.php/topic,32514.0.html).
So, without further ado, here are the winners of National eSports Awards 2016 in all its glory:
- Best COD4 Player – Jayanath ‘nA.Jay’ Dissanayake
- Best DOTA 2 Player Heshan ‘PnX|Sathan’ Sanjaya
- Best League of Legends Player – Ashik ‘PnX|Ash’ Saleeth
- Best Counter Strike: Global Offensive Player – Geeshan ‘PnX|Defiance’ Jayaraj
- Best HALO Player – Sharan ‘x3.HoboWithSkillz’ Velauthan
- Best FIFA Player – Arkam ‘PnX|Heat’ Iqbal
- Best Mortal Kombat Player – Andre ‘PnX|DeMoN’ Camillus
- Best Tekken Player – Haroon ‘PnX|Turbo’ Hilmy
- Best Project Cars Player – Ryan ‘x3.LokDown’ Perera
- Best Need for Speed Most Wanted Player – Dimal ‘PnX|GrimmJow’ Fernando
- Best TrackMania Player – Binura ‘PnX|Binura’ de Zoysa
- Best Referee – Sith ‘nA.WarLord’ Withana
- Best Shout Caster – Sashika ‘nA.Terror’ Mutucumarana
And the Best Clan of the Year award goes to…
*Drum roll please*
Congratulations to Phoenix GaminG for securing the title for 3 years in a row, and to Xiphos eSports for second place, and n00b Alliance for third place.
Congratulations to everyone who won! See you next year!
By: Tia Goonaratna