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Orel IT and HSBC Data Processing Lanka face off at Mercantile Esports Grand Finals!

Orel IT and HSBC Data Processing Lanka face off at Mercantile Esports Grand Finals!

Over 100 companies from all across the island took part at the largest mercantile sporting event in the country – the Mercantile Esports Championship 2019 held on the 9th and 10th of November 2019 at Stein Studios. After two days of nail-biting Esports action, Orel IT and HSBC Data Processing Lanka (HDPL) qualified for the Grand Finals which will be held on the 1st of December at Stein Studios from 10 a.m. onwards.

Orel IT made a convincing mark at the event making their way to the finals with ease, while HSBC Data Processing Lanka Ltd. (HDPL), Calcey Technologies and Motion Miracles tied for the 2nd spot. After considering the overall participation across many titles, HDPL was sent through to the grand finals. 

The big match style Grand Finals will consist of a full day of activities, giveaways and Esports action as the two companies battle it out across 4 video game titles to earn their rights to the coveted Mercantile Esports Championship trophy. The selected video game titles for the Grand Finals are Call of Duty 4, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile and FIFA 19, with Tekken 7 being the tie-breaker. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase online at mercantile.gamer.lk or at the gate. 

RESULTS

Call of Duty 4

  • 1st Place: Orel IT – Team Azul
  • 2nd Place: GSS – Bad Boys
  • 3rd Place: Motion Miracles – Team Miracles

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

  • 1st Place: Motion Miracles – Team Miracles 
  • 2nd Place: Butani Capital – Legion
  • 3rd Place: Calcey Technologies – Final Resistance

Dota 2

  • 1st Place: Pattern Digital – Digital Chaos
  • 2nd Place: GSS – Global System Solution
  • 3rd Place: Aztech Enterprises – The Unpredictables

League of Legends

  • 1st Place: Orel IT – Skull Crushers
  • 2nd Place: Pearson – PRSN Back To School
  • 3rd Place: Surge Global – Surge

PUBG Mobile

  • 1st Place: Butani Capital – Butani Capital
  • 2nd Place: HDPL – IMMORTALS
  • 3rd Place: Pan Asia Banking Corporation – Team PABG

FIFA 19

  • 1st Place: HDPL – Akalanka “Akiiboyy” Perera
  • 2nd Place: Seven Media – Shehan Hewawitharana
  • 3rd Place: Food Studio LK – Ashan “Aquaman10” Somathilake

Need for Speed: MW

  • 1st Place: Calcey Technologies – Mario “xtremer21” Mendis
  • 2nd Place: Calcey Technologies – Ruveen “RAT” Thirimanne
  • 3rd Place: Orel IT – Harshana “NOISY BOY” Samaranayake

Mortal Kombat XL

  • 1st Place: Reliance Insurance Brokers – Praveen “zombi3″ J
  • 2nd Place: HealthRecon Connect – Rashad “RaSSyCZaR” Ameer
  • 3rd Place: Bluewhale – Dhanuka “amanuensis” Samarakoon

Clash Royale

  • 1st Place: RCM Medigain – Rajith “Rn’B” Weerasekara
  • 2nd Place: Orel IT – Kavinda “Dr.volcano” Dilshan
  • 3rd Place: HDPL – Nadeepa “Lord N” Edirisooriya

Tekken 7

  • 1st Place: The Bayleaf Colombo – Roshan “JURA” Jurampathy
  • 2nd Place: Motion Miracles – DaddyLongLegs
  • 3rd Place: Attune – Malindra “TechPenguin5” Perera

Fortnite

  • 1st Place: Fresco Batiks – Fauzaan “SPONGIEZ” Firoz
  • 2nd Place: HealthRecon Connect – Rashad “RaSSyCZaR” Ameer
  • 3rd Place: HealthRecon Connect – Hirusha “xZ3KEx” Gimhan

Womens – Need for Speed: MW

  • 1st Place: WSO2 Lanka – Kaumini “KaWWa” Gunasinghe
  • 2nd Place: CocoLuk – Yasara “WarQueen” De Silva
  • 3rd Place: Susila Holdings – Angaline “Gracious” Natasha

Womens – Mario Kart

  • 1st Place: CocoLuk – Yasara “WarQueen” De Silva
  • 2nd Place: Wiley Global – Nadeeshani “FOXY” Jayasinghe
  • 3rd Place: Apollo International School – Dhinelka “BitSy” Anthony

Womens – Mortal Kombat XL

  • 1st Place: WSO2 Lanka – Kaumini “KaWWa” Gunasinghe
  • 2nd Place: Apollo International School – Dhinelka “BitSy” Anthony
  • 3rd Place: LSEG Sri Lanka – Sujathani “sujindw” Warnakulasooriya
A few disruptive players receive a 9 month tournament ban

A few disruptive players receive a 9 month tournament ban

6 players have been imposed a 9 month tournament ban while another receives a 12 month ban for their unruly behavior displayed during the Kings of LAN – Call of Duty 4 tournament organised by Gamer.LK in March, which disrupted not only the tournament but created problems for the tournament venue.

The players who received a 9 month tournament ban are as follows:

Shihan Morais
Ravindu Aravinda
Thushan Dissanayake
Dinesh Jayathunga
Dinesh Kumara
Udith Madushan

In addition, Milinda Madusagara, a player who received previous warnings for his conduct has been banned for 12 months.

These players are now banned from taking part or even visiting any tournaments organised by the Sri Lanka Esports Association or Gamer.LK. 

We do not condone such behavior and remind all Esports athletes to uphold the highest standards in their conduct to avoid such instances in the future.

Esports ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නිල ක්‍රීඩාවක් බවට පත් වෙයි.

Esports ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නිල ක්‍රීඩාවක් බවට පත් වෙයි.

ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය විසින් Esports නිල වශයෙන් ක්‍රීඩාවක් ලෙස නම් කර තිබෙනවා. සැප්තැම්බර් මස 23 වන දින විදුලි සංදේශ, විදේශ රැකියා සහ ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය හරීන් ප්‍රනාන්දු මහතා මෙය නිල වශයෙන් ගැසට් කර ඇති අතර එය ඔක්තෝම්බර් මස 2 වන දින නිල වශයෙන් නිකුත් වී තිබෙනවා.

දකුණු ආසියාතික රටවල් අතරින් Esports නිල වශයෙන් ක්‍රීඩාවක් බවට පත් වී ඇති එකම රට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව වන අතර එමගින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තරඟකාරී පරගණක ක්‍රීඩා, ක්‍රීඩාවක් ලෙස හඳුනාගත් දකුණු කොරියාව, ප්‍රංශය වැනි රටවල් කිහිපය අතරට එකතු වී ඇත.

මෙම ප්‍රකාශනයට ප්‍රධානම හේතුව ලෙස දශකයකට ආසන්න කාලයක් Sri Lanka Esports Association සහ Gamer.LK මගින් ගත් උත්සාහය පෙන්වා දිය හැක. නිරන්තරයෙන් දිවයින පුරා Esports ඉසවු සංවිධානය කරමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ වේගයෙන්ම ව්‍යාප්ත වන ක්‍රීඩාව බවට Esports පත් කළේය. එපමණක් නොව ලඟදි නිමා වූ Inter-School Esports Championship හි සුදුසු කම් ලැබීමේ තරඟාවලියට මෙතෙක් පාසල් මට්ටමේ ක්‍රීඩා ඉසව්වකට සහභාගී වූ වැඩිම පාසල් සංඛ්‍යාව වාර්තා කරමින් පාසල් 150 වඩා වැඩි ප්‍රමාණයක් සහභාගී විය.

මීට ඉහතදී ජාතික ඔලිම්පික් කමිටුව මගින් Esports ක්‍රීඩාවක් ලෙස අනුමත කර ඇති අතර 18 වන ආසියානු ක්‍රීඩා උළෙල සඳහා සහභාගී වීමේදී ඔවුන් ඔවුන්ගේ පූර්ණ සහයෝගය ලබා දෙන ලදී. මෙම ආසියානු ක්‍රීඩා උළලේදී Esports ප්‍රධාර්ශනාත්මක ක්‍රීඩාවක් ලෙස එක කර තිබිණි.

සිංහල ගැසට් පත්‍රය: http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2019/10/2143-34_S.pdf

ඉංග්‍රීසි ගැසට් පත්‍රය: http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2019/10/2143-34_E.pdf

Esports ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ නිල ක්‍රීඩාවක් බවට පත් වෙයි.

Esports declared as an official sport in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Sports in Sri Lanka has officially declared Esports as an official sport in the country. The declaration gazetted on the 26th of September by the Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Mr. Harin Fernando has been published on the 2nd of October.

Sri Lanka is the first country in the South Asian region to officially recognize Esports as a sport and now joins a growing list which include countries such as South Korea and France who have already recognized the competitive play of video games as a sport.

The declaration comes as the result of over a decade long effort of the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA). Spearheaded by Gamer.LK who is the strategic partner for SLESA, Esports activities and events were conducted across the island continuously, establishing it as one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The recently concluded qualifying round for the Inter-School Esports Championship saw a record number of over 150 schools from across the country taking part.

The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) had already endorsed Esports in Sri Lanka with their show of support for Sri Lanka’s participation in the 18th Asian Games, where Esports was included as a demonstration sport.

Gazette (English): http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2019/10/2143-34_E.pdf
Gazette (Sinhala): http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2019/10/2143-34_S.pdf

Sri Lanka’s ultimate gaming event, SLT e-Sports Championship 2018 comes to a successful close

Sri Lanka’s ultimate gaming event, SLT e-Sports Championship 2018 comes to a successful close

SLT e-Sports Championship 2018, the Esports event with the largest prize pool in the country, organised by Sri Lanka’s premier telecommunication provider Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) in partnership with the Esports Partner, Gamer.LK, returned for its fourth consecutive year on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of November at BMICH, alongside the INFOTEL 2018 exhibition.

This year’s event saw record numbers of participation with Esports athletes taking part from across the country making the event a platform for bringing communities together. Phoenix Gaming emerged the overall Champions, with Noob Alliance coming in close as runners-up and Xiphos Esports coming in at third place.

With a prize pool of over a million rupees in cash, this year’s Championship featured many popular online multiplayer gaming titles such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and League of Legends as well as single player titles such as FIFA 19, Project CARS 2, Injustice 2 and Fortnite with mobile game titles, Clash Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile also included. With Sri Lanka’s first multi-camera production at an Esports event, this year’s Championship kicked off with matches being broadcast on the giant screen at the venue with a livestream also being broadcast on Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Mixer for viewers who were not at the venue.

An Esports awareness area, equipped with facilities and demonstrations to educate visitors and newcomers to the event about Esports and its benefits, was showcased at this year’s event with careful attention being paid on the overall spectator experience. A dedicated mobile games arena was also setup at the venue in addition to the professional Esports arena where Esports athletes battled it out for 3 days. A Women’s Championship which saw the participation of many female Esports/ athletes was also held as well as a new Under 12 Kids segment being introduced as a new addition to this year’s event. SLT also held a Cosplay competition alongside the event, encouraging cosplayers to dress up as their favourite characters.

SLT also teased the launch of a mobile game development competition aimed at showcasing groundbreaking innovations and new trends in the mobile entertainment industry. Applicants will be able to enroll for the competition, for either Android or iOS mobile game applications, after it is launched in the near future.

SLT also launched their exclusive SLT eSports platform to the online gamers of Sri Lanka at the Championship, making SLT the first operator in South Asia to launch such a service. The launch was well-received by gamers who appreciate the efforts taken by SLT to improve their Esports experience.

SLT is no stranger to the Sri Lankan Esports scene as they have continued to empower Esports in the country since the inaugural SLT Esports Championship in 2015. which became an instant success. This year marked the initiation of new types of Esports events presented by SLT, held across different formats and regions of the country and aimed at promoting Esports and strengthening the SLT brand offering to the youth segment. The successful completion of the SLT Esports Championship 2018 marks the end of the Esports activities for this year.

The SLT e-Sports Championship was played on a network backbone powered exclusively by Sri Lanka’s Number 1 broadband network – SLT Broadband, famous for its low latency, dedicated and reliable connectivity which is compulsory for Esports and gaming. Showcasing speeds of over 100Mbps and optimized packet routing paths, gamers received an unparalleled broadband experience at the event.

To stay tuned to all the information about SLT Esports and find out more details about the event, visit www.slt.lk/esports.

The winners of the titles at SLT Esports Championship 2018 are:

Under 12 Championship – Subway Surfers
1st Shakya Sansidu (Noob Alliance)
2nd Rivindu de Silva (Standalone)
3rd Suvi de Silva (Standalone)
Under 12 Championship – Fruit Ninja
1st Sherim Salahudeen (Standalone)
2nd Suhail (Standalone)
3rd Shakya Sansidu (Noob Alliance)
SLT Speedup Savariya (SLT title)
1st Mekhala Upamali (Standalone)
2nd Janith de Silva (Standalone)
3rd Ketheka (Standalone)
Zooxanthale (SLT title)
1st Ruvin ‘Ghost’ Kularathne (Noob Alliance)
2nd NIDU Gz (Standalone)
3rd Buddhika (Standalone)
Womens Championship – Mario Kart
1st Himasha ‘HiMA’ Perera (Noob Alliance)
2nd Kavindee ‘Vinky’ Kariyawasam (Noob Alliance)
3rd Tharaki ‘Ivy’ Wackwella (Noob Alliance)
Womens Championship – Mortal Kombat XL
1st Udara ‘Orthopara’ Wickramarathne (Standalone)
2nd Himasha ‘HiMA’ Perera (Noob Alliance)
3rd Tharaki ‘Ivy’ Wackwella (Noob Alliance)
Womens Championship – Need for Speed:Most Wanted
1st Himasha ‘HiMA’ Perera (Noob Alliance)
2nd Zahra ‘[N]erd’ Thajudeen (Phoenix Gaming)
3rd Tharushi ‘MissDetective’ Liyanage (Maximum eSports)
PUBG Mobile
1st Div ‘DS’ Deviiii’ Alwis (Maximum eSports)

Kavindu ‘Kavindu2’ Prabashwara (Maximum eSports)

2nd Rojer ‘DarkAssassinRJ’ Chandana (Standalone)

Prince ‘Prince1999221’ Dinakara (Standalone)

3rd Veivesh ‘IGN BijiliV’ Krishnakumar (Standalone)

Seyed ‘Monsterrol’ Basim (Standalone)

Fortnite
1st Dan ‘Lethal’ Warakagoda (Division)
2nd Thenuka ‘tc.moon’ Dharmarathna (Division)
3rd Rehan ‘REZBY’ Fernando (Phoenix Gaming)
Clash Royale
1st Joel ‘daniel’ Joung (Noob Alliance)
2nd Parthi ‘Parthifan’ (Phoenix Gaming)
3rd Rajith ‘rN’b’ Nipuna (Noob Alliance)
Injustice 2
1st Umashankar “RedWire” Raja (Xiphos Esports)
2nd Praveen “ZOMBI3” Jeganadan (Xiphos Esports)
3rd Dinusha “Veko_Stan” Cooray (Xiphos Esports)
Project Cars
1st Ryan ‘LokDown’ Perera (Phoenix Gaming)
2nd Vihanga “B.O.O.M” Poorna
3rd Rashad ‘RaSSyCZaR’ Ameer
FIFA 19
1st Afdhal Muvaffik (Phoenix Gaming)
2nd Arkam Iqbal (Phoenix Gaming)
3rd Fawzan ‘Fz’ Nazir (Phoenix Gaming)
League of Legends
1st Team PnX|Lankan Lions (Phoenix Gaming)

– Shalitha Chandraratne

– Ashik Saleeth

– Hilal Jismy

– Achintha Konara

– Sajitha Suranjana

– Abith Latiff

2nd Team PnX|MeMe Masters (Phoenix Gaming)

– Tharinda de Silva

– Sajid Moulana

– Rizlan Affridhy

– Anjana Amarasinghe

– Akthar Hafeez

– Ashivhar Mugunthan

– Bhanuka Rathnayake

3rd Team PnX|ReD (Phoenix Gaming)

– Kasun Withanage

– Sheran

– Rihan

– AAdil

– Nishal

Counter Strike: Global Offensive
1st Team Xiphos CSGO (Xiphos Esports)

– Geeshan Jayaraj

– Omal Prabuddha

– Zayyan Ali

– Sanjeevan Kalaieesan

– Shakir Razak

– Hiran Erangana

2nd Team PnX|Heroes eSports (Phoenix Gaming)

– Andrew Damien

– Raqeeb Marzook

– Kavishkar Jayaraj

– Aslam Rahman

– Muzakkir Fahim

– Aaron Mark

3rd Team R16 (Standalone)

– Zahid Ameer

– Seyed Basim

– Isfak Ibrahim

– Kisho

– Miqdhad Afzal

DOTA 2
1st Team PnX| Indomitus (Phoenix Gaming)

– Mohammed Walid

– Mohammed Shafraz

– Haneef Shiraz

– Munthasir Shiraz

– Viren

2nd Team x3|Victorious Secret (Xiphos Esports)

– Mandula Sugathapala

– Isuru Lokuge

– Kevin Dashitha

– Shauban Rushdi

– Kaveesha Kangasuru

– Kalhara Keith

3rd Team Div|Death Sentence (Division)

– Mukshith Ajwath

– Shenal Daniel

– Anupama Wettasinghe

– Heshan Sanjaya

– Kalindu Keith

– Mandula

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
1st Team nA|Spite (Noob Alliance)

– Sameera Vidushanka

– Ruvin Kularathna

– Sasitha Weerathunga

– Isuru Abykoon

– Eranda Madhushan

– Tharindu Yapa

2nd Team TM|zU (Tech Morph)

– Dinuwan Fernando

– Sachith Nishakara

– Isuru Herath

– Thiyanjana Janithashan

– Thilinda Chamal

– Dinuka Lakshan

3rd Team nA|Archon (Noob Alliance)

– Harry Manoharan

– Mohammed Zaid

– Nisal Jayasundara

– Vishal Perera

– Abdulla Lafir

– Lahiru Gayan