16 players coming from Noob Alliance, Phoenix GaminG and Tech Morph were banned for account sharing violations in an announcement in April 2020. Based on an appeal by Sampath Widushan, and upon further investigation, the voting members of the Sri Lanka Esports Association have voted in favor of removing the ban on Sampath Widushan.
- Updated article to clearly show that Phanta disrupted only the CSGO match, and not COD4
- Removed the statement saying Phanta poked the TM players
- Updated sentence to reflect that a ban on Phanta will be enforced by Gamer.LK and SLESA in the future
The Women’s Cyber Games event is organised with the strategic goal of getting more Women into Esports. Gamer.LK will take necessary action in its power to protect ALL Women participants from bullying and toxic behaviour regardless of their clan.
Gamer.LK in an effort to promote Esports to women gamers in the country organises the annual Women’s Cyber Games championship, featuring multiple popular Esports titles played in the country. The event in 2019 received 200+ registrations, and that grew to double in 2020 with over 500 registrations. Chosen titles which have more than 8 teams are considered eligible to be included in an overall clan award, which is presented at the end of the tournament to the best performing clan. COD4 and CSGO, with 5 and 3 teams respectively did not reach the minimum threshold to be included in the points system. Therefore these matches were played as exhibition matches in order to provide the registered teams an opportunity to compete with other women-only teams, a chance they would not get in any other tournament in the country.
Consisting of some of the top tier women-FPS players in Sri Lanka, Team Sparkle from Tech Morph and Vendetta from Noob Alliance fought their way into the finals of CSGO team event. Team Apostrophe from Tech Morph and Team Elementrix from Noob Alliance reached the finals of the COD4 team event.
Due to delays in new players readying-up for tournament participation in the early rounds, the finals of the event was pushed back 2 hours beyond the scheduled time. Due to this time change, Team Apostrophe of Tech Morph was unable to participate during the re-scheduled time. In addition, Team Elementrix of Noob Alliance was unwilling to play on another day. With no finals being played, the COD4 team exhibition event was called off with no result.
On the 31st of May, the CSGO match between the two finalists commenced and proceeded smoothly just beyond half time. Shortly thereafter major disruption was caused to the nA Teamspeak channel by Tech Morph member Phanta. He had joined the nA team channel, disrupted the players and spam pinged them to the point they were unable to play further. This caused severe pause delays to the match, and both teams informed referees that they are no longer willing to play the match. Therefore due to non-completion of the finals, the CSGO team exhibition event was called off with no result.
Gamer.LK thanks the admins of Tech Morph in assisting in the investigation of the disruptive behaviour. Action will be taken against Himath “Phanta” Hettige by Gamer.LK and the Sri Lanka Esports Association in due course.
One of the more hotly contested titles in the tournament – Call of Duty Mobile concluded in an intense showdown between PnX DX Generation vs WG Wrecking Wolves. Emotions ran high as fans from both clans showed their allegiance in live stream chats on facebook and youtube.
WG Wrecking Wolves went into the tournament as favorites coming off of a win at the previous Samsung Mobile League tournament. PnX DXG put the favorites in their place in the first map of the game with a confident win, setting up a 1-0 lead for themselves. The next 2 games fell fast in favor of Wrecking Wolves clinching a 2-1 win to take the title. Download Free PDF Magazines Online
The finals standing were as follows:
First place – WG Wrecking Wolves
– Dhanuja ‘Chief-D117’ Gunasekera
– Sapumal ‘XxX’ Herath
– Nuwan ‘Rabbit’ Thilakaratne
– Sidath ‘MadDogSIDA’ Udamuhandiram
– Isuru ‘Ghosty’ Ranaweera
– Pasindu ‘NiKolai’ Premachandra
Second place – PnX DX Generation
– Vishwa ‘Trouth’ Madhusagara
– Anushka ‘Zid’ Silva
– Thisaru ‘Xclusive’ Dilshan
– Manupa ‘No_One’ Randitha
– Isuru ‘Punisher’ Uddeepana
– Mohamed ‘XtremE’ wajeeh
Third place – The Mob
– Zamaan ‘Evilgg’ Anas
– Aathif ‘HighFlyer’ Ismath
– Thashin ‘AB’ Rahuman
– Abdullah ‘Montag’ Ajmal
– Sanjaya ‘kito’ Godagama
– Dhanush ‘HOBS’
Stay tuned to Gamer.LK for more news.
The event is sponsored by Samsung and MSI Gaming.
Fortnite removed from official title list of Samsung Online Esports Showdown due to widespread collusion
After detailed investigations, Gamer.LK has uncovered that many solo participants have teamed up to gain an unfair advantage at the Fortnite finals. Teaming up, communicating with opponents, and avoiding eliminations in an organised manner is against the rules and goes against the spirit of competitive Battle-Royale games.
The following list of players have been disqualified based on proof of them using voice servers to communicate with their friends/clanmates during the finals.
- UG – Bulletz (Shawn Abeywickrama)
- UG – Mello Yello (Dinada Balasuriya)
- UG – Loch (Lochana Rangalla)
- UG – kevinsheno (Kavindu Dilshan)
- UG – Hyperaqua (Kesara Weerasinghe)
- UG – Hamzah (Hamzah Fahim)
- UG – Dark Lord (Roshan Ranasinghe)
- UG – uG_KaVi_DaSh_ (Kavishka Dilshan)
- PnX – Dulnath (Dulnath Perera)
Players who placed in top 5 spots in the tournament are now disqualified. Apart from the listed players, questionable whatsapp conversations, screenshots and ingame footage of other players have been found, leading to the integrity of the final leaderboard being called into question.
As a result of this widespread cheating, Gamer.LK has decided to consider the Fortnite title at Samsung Online Esports Showdown as a fun-to-play casual title and will not be included in the overall award points.
In addition, further penalties will be issued against the 9 players listed above once the Samsung Online Esports Showdown tournament ends.
Future Fornite competitions in Sri Lanka will also be considered as casual fun-to-play tournaments until Gamer.LK is able to spectate and receive required access to conduct proper and fair tournaments with the title.
Fan favorites under a new name, The G-men ploughed their way to the finals of the Samsung Online Esports Showdown. They met PnX Solan Esports in the bo3 face-off which they secured convincingly with a score of 2-0.
M-eS – Vicious And Delicious placed third after beating X3 – Apes Together in the third-place decider.
First Place: The G-men
– Viren ‘Hawkie’ Dias
– Mirsab ‘Paradoxx’ Hassan
– Heshan ‘SATHAN’ Sanjaya
– Ghanem ‘[SAGE] Miester’ Shariff
– Munthasir ‘ToaDBosS’ Shiraz
– Shauban ‘Green?’ Rushdi
– Mohamed ‘InSearchOfJulieT’ Shafras
Second Place: PnX Solan Esports
– Ravindu ‘ab’ Daniel
– Deloshaan ‘matrix’ Loges
– Aara ‘prince’ Siva
– Amruth ‘Amypie’ Alfred
– Muksith ‘TZ’ Ajwath
– Dinuka ‘6ixx’ Perera
Third Place: M-eS – Vicious And Delicious
– Anupama ‘Beaver’ Wettasinghe
– Kalhara ‘Torch’ Keith
– Dinuka ‘Getzuga’ Naveen
– Kaveesha ‘Kavi’ Ihalagamage
– Adheeb ‘azzel’ Jawhar
– Tharusha ‘Panda’ Nawanjana
– Pulasthi ‘Seeker’ Withana
The event is sponsored by Samsung and MSI Gaming.