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The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOC) is scheduled to introduce Esports at the Olympic Day celebrations happening in Nuwara Eliya on June 25. Raveen Wijayatilake, President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) presented Esports to the media at the press conference held by the NOC for the Olympic Day celebrations. Mr. Wijayatilake spoke of what Esports is and why it has developed into one of the fastest growing sports both in Sri Lanka and abroad..

“We are one of the few National Olympic Committees in the world to support Esports as we believe firmly that is the future,” revealed Maxwell De Silva, NOC secretary general. “We will introduce eSports to our youth at our Olympic Day which will once again be held under the theme of ‘Move, Learn and Discover’.”

Esports made its debut as a demonstration sport at the Asian Games 2018, where the Sri Lankan national Esports team will represent the South Asian region in the title StarCraft 2. Esports athlete Amruth “AmyPie” Alfred beat competitors from Pakistan and the Maldives to secure a qualifying spot in Indonesia in August. Esports will be a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

The full article can be found on the Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee website: http://www.srilankaolympic.org/all-news/esports-make-appearance-nocs-olympic-day

The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOC) is scheduled to introduce Esports at the Olympic Day celebrations happening in Nuwara Eliya on June 25. Raveen Wijayatilake, President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) presented Esports to the media at the press conference held by the NOC for the Olympic Day celebrations. Mr. Wijayatilake spoke of what Esports is and why it has developed into one of the fastest growing sports both in Sri Lanka and abroad..

“We are one of the few National Olympic Committees in the world to support Esports as we believe firmly that is the future,” revealed Maxwell De Silva, NOC secretary general. “We will introduce eSports to our youth at our Olympic Day which will once again be held under the theme of ‘Move, Learn and Discover’.”

Esports made its debut as a demonstration sport at the Asian Games 2018, where the Sri Lankan national Esports team will represent the South Asian region in the title StarCraft 2. Esports athlete Amruth “AmyPie” Alfred beat competitors from Pakistan and the Maldives to secure a qualifying spot in Indonesia in August. Esports will be a medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

The full article can be found on the Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee website: http://www.srilankaolympic.org/all-news/esports-make-appearance-nocs-olympic-day