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Esports a key strategic pillar of National Sports Council sports strategy

Esports a key strategic pillar of National Sports Council sports strategy

The National Sports Council today released the 2021 strategy roadmap for Sports in Sri Lanka, and Esports has been included prominently as a main focus point. The Sri Lanka Esports Association conducted preliminary meetings with members of the National Sports Council to provide the Association’s plans for Esports in Sri Lanka and how Esports can be included in the National Sports Council’s national sports strategy.

Sri Lankan companies compete on the virtual stage in Gamer.LK’s Mercantile Esports Championship

Sri Lankan companies compete on the virtual stage in Gamer.LK’s Mercantile Esports Championship

  • Companies battle companies in Mercantile Electronic Sports
  • Close to 800 participants will compete
  • 15 game-titles
  • The company with the highest overall points wins the championship
  • Organised by Gamer.LK and sponsored by Red Bull

2020 has been a pandemic year. Curfews, lockdowns, quarantine zones and social distancing – the Sri Lankan workforce that is able to work from home have been getting used to a whole new concept of getting work done away from office. The annual company retreat and sportsmeet replaced by Whatsapp group forwards and Zoom calls. One activity however that is continuing despite all these changes is Electronic Sports – specifically, the Mercantile Esports Championship where companies battle companies in an Electronic Sports arena. Gamer.LK has moved the annual Mercantile Esports Championship, happening for the 5th consecutive time this year, to a completely online event.

The championship has employees from companies banding together to represent their organisation and win the championship trophy. Close to 800 participants will compete across 15 game titles to win points for their company. The company with the highest overall points will be crowned as the champion. All participants are able to participate from the safety of their own home or office.

Former winners

  • 2016: Virtusa
  • 2017: Virtusa
  • 2018: MIT
  • 2019: Orel IT

This years game titles (open):

  • Call of Duty 4 (PC)
  • DOTA 2 (PC)
  • Rainbow 6 Siege (PC)
  • Valorant (PC)
  • League of Legends (PC)
  • Mobile Legends (Mobile)
  • Clash Royale (Mobile)
  • Real Cricket (Mobile)
  • Mario Kart Tour (Mobile)
  • Fortnite (PC)
  • Free Fire (Mobile)
  • Call of Duty Mobile (Mobile)
  • Apex Legends (PC)
  • PUBG Mobile (Mobile)

Women’s League titles

  • Mario Kart Tour
  • Call of Duty 4 FFA

Registrations close on the 12th of December and games are scheduled to start from 17th December. The event is organised by Gamer.LK and sponsored by Red Bull.

Register now

Register now @ https://gamer.lk/go/mec2020

Phoenix GaminG celebrates 12 years of Esports in Sri Lanka

Phoenix GaminG celebrates 12 years of Esports in Sri Lanka

One of the oldest competitive clans in the country, Phoenix GaminG celebrated their 12 year of competition this month. This is what they had to say:

Since the inception in 2008 Phoenix GaminG (PnX) has come a long way to become one of the giants in the Sri Lankan eSports scene. Phoenix Gaming has contributed so much to the Sri Lankan eSports scene from national team players to world renowned coaches. But none of this would have been possible without the support of our ever-growing player base and fan base, and not forgetting our Sponsors within our years of success we’d like to take this moment to thank them.

Due to the prevailing situation in the country we are unable to celebrate our 12th Anniversary with grandeur and a give-away to reward our loyal fan-base is happening as well. A get-together will be organized once the pandemic situation blows over. Till then Stay Safe and Game on. This Phoenix Gaming after all “We are the Game”.

Wolfgang E-Sports concludes COD Mobile Pro-League. Announces Survival of the fittest event for PC & Mobile players.

Wolfgang E-Sports concludes COD Mobile Pro-League. Announces Survival of the fittest event for PC & Mobile players.

Sri Lankan clan Wolfgang E-Sports had this to say about their events:

Wolfgang E-Sports being a unique opportunity for the gamers of all ages world-wide to experience a pro-level gaming environment, was able to create one of the largest gaming tournaments in Sri Lanka. The “Caballeros”, a group of members of the Wolfgang E-Sports’ Call of Duty Mobile Wing hosted one of Sri Lanka’s biggest tournaments, “WolfGang Pro League 2020” which was a great success with more that 55 Teams and over 300 athletes registering for the tournament. The tournament streaming partner, “Hawa Gaming” conducted live projections and shout castings of the matches which attracted a massive audience. The Grand Finale of the WolfGang Pro League was a most awaited match by the audience as two professional teams; WG|Wrecking Wolves and nA|THExMØB battled it out to become the champions of the Pro League. The audiences grew to watch the wrecking wolves recover from the losing rounds and push through to become champions of the Pro League 2020. Having successfully completed the Pro League, “Caballeros” is now initiating the Online Battle Royale COD Mobile Championship; “Survival of the Fittest” which is the first platform in Sri Lanka allowing both PC and Mobile players to participate along with a grand cash prize for the winners.

Women’s Mobile Legends goes to TM.FireFlies, with nA.Lost Girls and nA.The Tempest taking 2nd and 3rd place

Women’s Mobile Legends goes to TM.FireFlies, with nA.Lost Girls and nA.The Tempest taking 2nd and 3rd place

The Women’s Cyber Games Mobile Legends team event finals took place on the 2nd of June between TM.FireFlies and nA.Lost Girls. TM.FireFlies convincingly beat nA.Lost Girls with a score of 2 matches to 0.

nA.Lost Girls made their way to the finals from the loser bracket, beating M.ES Chinapatas and AEC.Demon Queens. TM.FireFlies stomped their way through the upper bracket, not losing a single match the entire tournament.

1st place: TM.FireFlies

  • Dileesha ‘Hyoli” Ruwanthi
  • Shanaz ‘Midnight’ Dilum
  • Sevwandi ‘Alana9’ Pramodya
  • Ruvini ‘RuuMaa’ Nisansala
  • Prabhani ‘Prabzi’ Nanayakkara

2nd place: nA.Lost Girls

  • Kleopatra ‘KLEOPXTRX’ LePorcher
  • Rashmi ‘noory’ Alwis
  • Yasara ‘YASARA’ Samarathunga
  • Methmie ‘Fawkes’ Jayasuriya
  • Hettiarachchige ‘duckling’ Nipunika

3rd place: nA.The Tempest

  • Gimhani ‘TIANA’ Fernando
  • Chamoda ‘Angle’ de Silva
  • Gayathri ‘Yuki’ Koshila
  • Shashi ‘Rashneas’ Amanda
  • Sapna ‘Rougueone’ Pinnapola
  • Shamen ‘Satanic’ Edward

The Women’s Cyber Games Championship ’20: Online is sponsored by Red Bull. The preferred Snack Partner is Perera & Sons.