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New champions in Esports crowned as Perera and Sons establish a firm footing in the Esports landscape in Sri Lanka

New champions in Esports crowned as Perera and Sons establish a firm footing in the Esports landscape in Sri Lanka

Perera and Sons in partnership with Gamer.LK launched the second edition of its Esports championships, the PUBG Mobile P&S Series and the P&S Free Fire Contenders. With a prize pool of Rs. 200,000, the tournament brought together over 500 teams for competing in the event.

Sri Lanka’s top 16 PUBG Mobile teams made their way to the Grand Finals of the PUBG Mobile P&S Series where they challenged each other in a six map encounter. “Opex Lanka” emerged victorious with a 35-point lead over “Maximum Esports Hitxerbiv” which came in second place. Team “Wolfgang Esports Bullet Track” finished in third place. Team Opex Lanka was represented by Opx Legend, LND Dila, OPX Tauter, OPX Jay and RN PODDS SIR.

The P&S Free Fire Contenders saw the top 12 Free Fire teams in the country make it to the Grand Finals across six maps in a battle to the finish. “Alpha Esports HOB” were crowned the Champions with a 43-point lead over “Maximum Esports Brotherhood”. “Team Noob Alliance NEGU SL” was placed third at the event. Alpha Esports HOB were represented by Sachintha “HB Kalu 98” Kalana, Ishara “HB 9inch” Chandunu, Oshada “HB OSAA” Adithya, Hirusha “HB NICKY” De Silva and Dulana “XPOLA” Nuwanjith.

Both championships were officially endorsed by the Sri Lanka Esports Association and the results contributed to the national player rankings. These rankings not only earn fame locally but also open up opportunities to be enlisted for national Esports team roster consideration.

Both tournaments were well received by the community, generating a massive social reach of over 1.5 million as fans and Esports enthusiasts rallied behind their favourite teams cheering them on to victory.

Perera and Sons has been a household brand for over a century, bringing people together through its meals. Identifying the rapid growth of Esports with an exponential number of players entering what is widely regarded as Sri Lanka’s “fastest-growing sport”, Perera and Sons partnered with Gamer.LK in 2019 and stepped into the fray. The partnership aimed to amplify local Esports culture with two massive online championships featuring popular Esports titles along with various Esports activities and engagements. Perera and Sons aim to continue its foray into Esports with new and exciting opportunities in the future.

Gamer.LK, දකුණු ආසියාවේ PUBG MOBILE තරගාවලිය සඳහා Tencent සමඟ නිල වශයෙන් වැඩ අරඹයි

Gamer.LK, දකුණු ආසියාවේ PUBG MOBILE තරගාවලිය සඳහා Tencent සමඟ නිල වශයෙන් වැඩ අරඹයි

වීඩියෝ ක්‍රීඩා ලෝකයේ දැවැන්ත ප්‍රකාශන සමාගමක් මෙන්ම ලොව ප්‍රකට PUBG Mobile වීඩියෝ ක්‍රීඩාවේ නිර්මාණකරුවන් ද වන Tencent විසින්, ඉදිරියේදී පැවැත්වීමට නියමිත 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) South Asia Championship Spring හි නිල ප්‍රවර්ධන සහකරු ලෙස Gamer.LK හි මව් සන්නාමය වන InGame Esports පසුගියදා නම් කරන ලදී. දකුණු ආසියානු කලාපයේ තරගකාරි පරිගනක හා ජංගම ක්‍රීඩා, හෙවත් “Esports” ක්‍රීඩකයින් උරෙනුර ගැටෙන මෙම තරගාවලියේදී South Asian Champions of PMPL ‘22 Spring කිරුළ මෙන්ම අමෙරිකානු ඩොලර් 150,000ක මුදල් ත්‍යාගයක් ද පිරිනැමෙයි. දකුණු ආසියානු කලාපය තුළ InGame Esports සතු වසර 15ක අත්දැකීම් PMPL තරගාවලිය ඉහළට ඔසවා තැබීමට උපකාරී වනු නිසැක ය.

InGame Esports යනු අංග සම්පූර්ණ Esports සේවා සම්පාදකයෙකි. එහිදී වර්තමාන තාරුණ්‍යය සමඟ ශක්තිමත් සබඳතා නිර්මාණය කරගැනීමට උත්සාහ කරනු ලබන ගෝලීය සන්නාමවලට සේවා සැපයීමේ අරමුණින් Esports  තරඟාවලි, influencer campaigns සහ immersive metaverse අත්දැකීම් සංවිධානය කිරීමට InGame Esports කටයුතු කරයි. ඊට අමතරව, ක්‍රිකට් ලෝකයේ දැවැන්තයින් සිය සන්නාම තානාපතිවරු ලෙස එකතු කරගත්, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ Esports Premier League සංවිධානය කිරීමේ වගකීම දරන්නේ ද InGame Esports ආයතනය යි. 

මෙම සහයෝගීතාව හරහා Esports අලෙවිකරණය පිළිබඳ අප සතු සුවිශේෂී දැනුම සහ හැකියාව PUBG MOBILE Pro League වැනි දැවැන්ත Esports තරගමාලාවකට ලබාදීමේ අවස්ථාව අපට උදා වෙනවා. PMPL තරගාවලිය යනු දකුණු ආසියානු කලාපයේ සිටින සියලු Esports ක්‍රීඩකයින් ඉතා උද්‍යෝගයකින් යුතුව බලා සිටින තරගාවලියක් ලෙස හැඳින්විය හැකියි. එම නිසා, සමස්ත කලාපයේම සිටින Esports ක්‍රීඩකයින් සහ රසිකයින් වෙනුවෙන් මෙවැනි කර්තව්‍යයක නියැළීමට අවස්ථාව ලැබීම පිළිබඳව අපි මහත් සේ සතුටු වෙනවා. තවද, Tencent සමග ඉතා කිට්ටුවෙන් වැඩ කිරීමට ලැබෙන මෙම අවස්ථාව තුලින් ඉදිරියේදී ශ්‍රී ලාංකික PUBG Mobile ක්‍රීඩකයන් සඳහා නැවුම් අත්දැකීම් සහ අවස්ථා ඇති කිරීමටද අපි අපේක්ෂා කරනවා, යනුවෙන් InGame Esports ප්‍රධාන විධායක නිලධාරී රවීන් විජයතිලක මහතා ප්‍රකාශ කළේය.

ඉකුත් මාර්තු මාසයේදී එළිදක්වන ලද 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia Spring තරගාවලිය සති 4ක කාලයක් පුරා පැවැත්විණි. එහිදී තේරී පත්වුණු, නේපාලය, මොංගෝලියාව සහ පාකිස්ථානය යන රටවල් නියෝජනය කරන කණ්ඩායම්, මැයි මාසයේදී අවසන් ශූරතාව වෙනුවෙන් තරගවැදීමට නියමිත ය.

PUBG Mobile යනු එහි අන්තර්ගත gameplay mechanics (ක්‍රිඩාවෙ යන්ත්‍ර ශාස්ත්‍රය) සහ දැඩි තරගකාරී මූලිකාංග හේතුවෙන් දකුණු ආසියාව තුළ ජනප්‍රියතම වීඩීයෝ ක්‍රිඩවක් වෙ. තව ද කලාපය තුළ Esports වර්ධනයට ද මූලික සාධකයක් බවට ද එය පත්ව තිබේ. දැඩි තරගකාරීත්වයක් සහිත කලාපීය තරගාවලි සඳහා හොඳින්ම ගැලපෙන මෙම වීඩියෝ ක්‍රීඩාව, නව පරපුරේ Esports ක්‍රීඩකයින්ගේ කුසලතා වර්ධනයට ද විශාල දායකත්වයක් සපයයි. 

Gamer.LK appointed Esports marketing agency by Tencent Games for 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia Championship Spring

Gamer.LK appointed Esports marketing agency by Tencent Games for 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia Championship Spring

The global games-publishing giant and creator of PUBG Mobile, Tencent, has named InGame Esports (parent company of Gamer.LK) its marketing agency for the 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) South Asia Championship Spring. The international tournament will see South Asia’s best Esports athletes go head-to-head to earn the title of South Asian Champions of PMPL ‘22 Spring as well as USD 150,000 in prize money. InGame Esports will leverage over 15 years of Esports experience in the region in taking PMPL to bigger audiences.

InGame Esports is an Esports agency providing end to end Esports and gaming services. Catering to global brands looking to create deeper connections with today’s youth, InGame Esports executes campaigns through tournaments, leagues, influencer campaigns and immersive metaverse experiences. InGame Esports also operates franchised leagues such as the Sri Lanka-based Esports Premier League that featured some of the Cricketing worlds biggest stars as franchise ambassadors. 

We look forward to bringing our unique take on Esports marketing to a well-established Esports series like the PUBG MOBILE Pro League. Esports athletes across South Asia look towards PMPL as an aspirational goal, and we are excited to create this visibility to athletes and fans in the region. said InGame Esports / Gamer.LK CEO Raveen Wijayatilake

The 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia Spring launched in March and took place over the 4 following weeks. Teams that qualified from Nepal, Mongolia and Pakistan will battle it out at the 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia Championship Spring in May, which features a USD 150,000 prize pool.

PUBG Mobile has grown exponentially in popularity due to its scintillating gameplay mechanics and strong competitive elements making it one of South Asia’s largest Esports titles and a key driver of Esports in the region. The tactically rich title is ideal for high stakes regional competition and plays a major role in shaping the skills of newer generations of Esports athletes.

Gamer.LK takes Esports to schools with Inter-School Esports Championship 2021 powered by Samsung

Gamer.LK takes Esports to schools with Inter-School Esports Championship 2021 powered by Samsung

  • The largest School-level sporting event returns for its 5th year
  • Players can represent their schools across 20 different game titles
  • Over 150 schools are expected to take part with the event being held online due to the current pandemic situation

Gamer.LK, the leader in Esports and Digital Entertainment experiences in Sri Lanka has announced the return of the Inter-School Esports Championship for 2021 powered by Samsung Sri Lanka. This year’s Championship is the 5th edition of the event which has come to be known as the largest school-level sporting event in the country, with 150 schools from across the island taking part in the last edition.

The Championship this year has moved to a completely online setting due to the ongoing pandemic situation, allowing competitors to take part from the safety of their own home across 20 popular gaming titles. Esports athletes from any government or international school can represent their School and compete across a number of team games (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Mobile, Dota 2, Free Fire, League of Legends, Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant) and individual games (Assetto Corsa eRacing, Clash Royale, FIFA 21, Real Cricket and Rocket League). In addition, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite and Halo Infinite will be held as exhibition, promotional titles. The Championship will also feature a Women’s League (with Clash Royale, Dota 2, League of Legends, Mario Kart Tour and Valorant) in order to recognise the best female student Esports athletes in Sri Lanka.

The Championship began in 2016 with the intention of showcasing the positive aspect of structured and regulated Esports at a school-level. The event has continued with students from national schools such as Royal College, S. Thomas’ College, Ananda College, Nalanda College, D. S. Senanayake College, Isipathana College, Maliyadeva College, Zahira College as well as International schools such as Gateway College, Lyceum International School, Royal Institute and many more taking part. Gateway College has successfully held onto the Championship in all the previous editions held in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and are the defending champions.

Esports, short for Electronic Sports, is the competitive play of video games – a fast growing sport across the world and an officially recognised sport in Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Sports. Esports athletes from Sri Lanka have represented their country at an international level and are looking to bring home a medal when they compete in Esports at the 19th Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China.

Esports has also been recognised as a key focus sport by the Ministry of Sports locally and a healthy exposure to Esports at a school-level plays a vital part in today’s youth gaining the competitive edge as Sri Lanka looks towards international achievements in Esports.

The benefits of Esports are many, with studies showing cognitive growth, better hand-eye coordination, enhanced communication skills with team members and increased critical thinking for problem solving. Gamer.LK extends its fullest support to assist schools to embrace Esports as it is positioned to be the sport of the future.

Samsung Sri Lanka comes onboard as the title sponsor for the Inter-School Esports Championship this year. Samsung has been at the forefront of developing products and services for gamers and promoting Esports in Sri Lanka over the years, as it was identified as the fastest growing sport in the country.. As a result, Samsung in partnership with Gamer.LK have successfully initiated and completed many large scale gaming tournaments, amassing over 1,000 participants from around the country and a staggering 175,000 people watching the tournaments over live-streams.

Registrations for the Inter-School Esports Championship 2021 are now open online at https://school.gamer.lk and will close on 13 December 2021.

Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates regarding the 2021 Mercantile Esports Championship, other tournaments and Esports news.

Sri Lankan Cricket legends join hands with Gamer.LK to help build Sri Lankan Esports

Sri Lankan Cricket legends join hands with Gamer.LK to help build Sri Lankan Esports

Sri Lanka’s premier Esports company Gamer.LK has announced that 6 Sri Lankan Cricketing legends have joined this year’s Esports Premier League – a competitive PUBG Mobile league with a Rs. 1 million prize pool. They have each joined a franchise team to mentor the young Esports athletes that will be recruited, bringing vast sporting experience to the table from their decades long Cricketing careers. Sanath Jayasuriya joins the Southern Sharks, Lasith Malinga joins the Kandurata Kings, Russel Arnold joins the Northern Rangers, Chaminda Vaas joins the Rajarata Giants, T M Dilshan joins the Sabaragamuwa Knights and Angelo Mathews joins the Western Warriors. The league has 3 more franchise slots open for buy-in.

Russel Arnold had this to say “I am excited for Gamer.LK and the Singer Esports Premier League’s future in Sri Lanka. What an amazing opportunity for local talent to shine and possibly make it to the big stage! Loving the part as Northern Rangers team mentor, a different kind of sport but the passion remains the same. I really want to see Esports take off in a big way in Sri Lanka. It is encouraging that so many great brands have backed this league too. That alone shows the potential seen in this tournament. I am looking forward to this event.”

“The format we have introduced this year enables any gamer across the island to compete and get recruited into one of the 12 franchised teams. With Rs. 1 million up for grabs, and the chance to play with Sri Lanka’s top Esports talent, we’ve created a clear pathway for any aspiring Esports athlete to reach the top and be rewarded for it. We’re excited about Angelo, Vaas, Malinga, Sanath, Dilshan and Russel coming onboard, and look forward to seeing them impart their invaluable sporting wisdom to the youngsters. Our vision for Esports in Sri Lanka gets closer to realisation with the help of these legends, and we’re grateful for their support.” said Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK and the founder President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.

The league is broken into an open qualifier where any aspiring Esports athletes from all corners of the country are able to register and compete. The top 60 ranked players are then included in a team auction where managers of each team will bid on and recruit 5 players. The recruited players will get virtual face-time with their respective mentors, which will set the tone for a week of competitive matches and the grand finals weekend. With Rs. 1 million in prize money on the line, the best teams will train their mental focus, teamwork and game strategy in order to better the competition.

Esports has been growing at a rapid pace in Sri Lanka over the last decade thanks to Gamer.LK’s consistent efforts in organising tournaments and activities around the sport. There are an estimated 4 million gamers in the country. Esports was recognised by the Sports Ministry of Sri Lanka as the 70th national sport in 2019.

Gamers interested in taking part can visit epl.lk to register for the open qualifiers. Registrations close on 28th August and qualifiers will begin September onwards.