The Sri Lanka Basketball Federation & the Sri Lanka Esports Association partner to select the national NBA 2K21 team. The team is being chosen to represent Sri Lanka at the FIBA Esports Open III being held in April. The FIBA Esports Open III is an international NBA 2K21 tournament organised by the International Basketball Federation.
Registrations for selections will be open until 31st March and a national team will be submitted on the 1st of April 2021.
Register for the selections here: https://gamer.lk/go/fibaeo3-lk
The annual Women’s-only Esports championship organised by Gamer.LK has been announced for the 3rd year running. This years tournament will be the largest yet, with over 400 female Esports athletes competing across 11 titles.
- PUBG Mobile (Solo battleroyale)
- Valorant (Solo deathmatch)
- Clash Royale (1v1)
- COD4 FFA
- COD Mobile (Solo battleroyale)
- DOTA 2 (1v1)
- Free Fire (Solo battleroyale)
- League of Legends (1v1)
- Mario Kart Tour (1v1)
- Real Cricket (1v1)
- Mobile Legends (5v5)
Female gamers interested in taking part can register at https://ingame.gg/event/womens-cyber-games-2021
Women’s Cyber Games 2021 is sponsored by Perera & Sons – the official Snack Partner. Perera & Sons, founded in 1902, has modernised their offerings recently with their web-store for online purchasing, partnering with food delivery networks such as Pickme & Uber Eats and catering to a younger consumer with their product offerings.
The governing body for Esports in Sri Lanka – the Sri Lanka Esports Association – appointed a new board last Sunday at the SLESA Annual General Meeting. The Executive Committee is as follows:
President – Raveen Wijayatilake
CEO of Gamer.LK and founding President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association. Raveen has 14 years of experience in building the Esports movement in Sri Lanka, and has taken Sri Lankan Esports global through his company InGame Entertainment PVT LTD.
Vice President – Malinda Jayasekera
Involved in Esports since 2008, Malinda is an IT professional who was a leading Esports athlete before making his way to the management and organisation of Esports activities through Gamer.LK. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Association and its function and has served previously as the elected Secretary.
Secretary – Ramesh Liyanage
A passionate tech enthusiast by nature with experience in the IT and Esports industry from 2007. Director of InGame Entertainment (Gamer.LK) – the pioneer Sri Lankan Esports company which brings world-class Esports experiences to gamers in Sri Lanka as well as the South Asian region.
Assistant Secretary – Safwan Mansoor
Director of Phoenix GaminG, Director of CeeBee Global Ventures, Founder/Director of TecRoot and Former Media Secretary of Sri Lanka Esports Association. Apart from being an Entrepreneur and an ERP/Business System Consultant, Safwan has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Esports. He has been an Esport Athlete, won few national awards, represented Sri Lanka as a Coach and contributed towards building Esports in the country.
Treasurer – Vikum Jayasekera
An Esports entrepreneur with 13 years of experience in the Esports ecosystem. Passionate in making Esports the #1 sport in Sri Lanka. A director of InGame Entertainment PVT LTD – a Esports company based in Sri Lanka. Elected treasurer for the Sri Lanka Esports Association several times previously.
Media Secretary – Prageeth Savinda
An experienced leader & key figure in Sri Lankan Esports, and a Computer Engineering Undergraduate at the University of Peradeniya. Prageeth directs Esports in Sri Lanka through Noob Alliance, one of the top Esports organisations in the country that is currently making its mark in South Asia.
Assistant Media Secretary – Shihan Morais
An experienced eCommerce professional in the fields of Marketing and e-Business and for Esports from 2008. Managing Director for Maximum Esports one of the leading Esports organisations in Sri Lanka.
Clan Committee Chairperson – Isuru Herath
Isuru has been an Esports athlete since 2008 and has won several major gaming titles in Sri Lanka. Over his tenure he has captained his team to many title wins and went on to represent Sri Lanka in International tournaments. Currently, he operates as the administrator of a leading gaming organisation in Sri Lanka named Tech Morph.
Along with the Executive Committee, Dinuka Rathnayake was appointed as an independent member leading the Disciplinary Committee.
Chairperson, Disciplinary Committee – Dinuka Rathnayake
Dinuka has over a decade of experience in the Esports industry with a wide range of skills and roles that has been demonstrated through the strong industry relationships he has built over the years. He has supported SLESA and its initiatives since its inception and is currently working towards forging a new foundation for Esports in the Middle East.
I’d like to thank the members, Sri Lanka’s Esports clans and the community for once again placing their confidence in me to lead the Sri Lanka Esports Association. With Esports being one of the fastest growing sports in Sri Lanka today, I’m glad the senior stakeholders have come together in the form of this diverse Executive Committee to establish a strong base from which Sri Lankan Esports can transform into a global force. Our goal is to take Sri Lankan Esports to #1 in the next 5 years.
– Raveen Wijayatilake
President, Sri Lanka Esports Association
Read about the new appointments on the SLESA website: https://esports.lk