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Player Auction concludes after historic 6-hour long bidding war at the Gamer.LK Singer Esports Premier League ‘21

Player Auction concludes after historic 6-hour long bidding war at the Gamer.LK Singer Esports Premier League ‘21

  • Singer Esports Premier League Player Auctions held on the 28th of September
  • 6 hour livestream held to determine players for the 12 franchise teams
  • Playoffs for the Singer Esports Premier League began October 4th
  • Top 9 teams from the playoffs to move on to the super weekend
  • Super weekend begins today (Saturday, 9th October)

With the conclusion of the Qualifier Finals, Gamer.LK’s Singer Esports Premier League ‘21 moved on to the Player Auctions phase, which was held on September 28th. Here the team managers of the 12 franchise teams, were in a bidding war to build their team with the best players they could acquire, without spending all their points. After the 6 hour Player Auction livestream, the team compositions were as follows:

 

Franchise Teams and Players for the Singer Esports Premier League ‘21
Bamba Bears (Team Manager – Gayan De Silva)

– Dulara ‘BTXSCOUT’ De Silva
– Mohamed ‘GAMEOVRRAZZZ’ Razly
– Supuni ‘GRLSUPU’ Ravindya
– Muhammad ‘HOPE M’ Nabeel
– Sadurshan ‘HOPEPUREAIM’ Sarvana
– Nishel ‘IM GTBUSTER’ Silva
– Puvanenthiran ‘MAFIA ROCKY’ Niluxshan

 

Eastern Gladiators (Team Manager – Harindu Amaratunga)

– Seiyed ‘XCHELCURT’ Hamza
– Azahi ‘AZAHI LEO’ Munaf
– Tharaka ‘DEXTER’ Lakshan
– Samitha ‘FN1 HORSE’ Thiwanka
– YAEESH ‘SL YAIYA’ Thamkeen
– Sharan ‘JIGSAW’ Imamdeen
– Nadeem ‘NOXXY’ Nishaam

 

Gampaha Gorillas (Team Manager – Nadeeshani Jayasinghe)

– Raveen ‘SATANTR’ Shavinda
– Umair ‘Punisher’ Sufiyan
– Dulisha ‘DADDY’ Akalanka
– Mohamed ‘GODV’ Manazir
– Prekash ‘SATOSHI’ Jeewarathnam
– Achintha ‘BISHOPP’ Methsara
– Mohamed ‘RASHATH’ Rashath

 

Kandurata Kings (Team Manager – Navod Bopitiya)

– Riham ‘TAUTER’ Ramzi
– Sahan ‘MCKAY’ Jayasuriya
– Mohamed ‘Anza’ Ansaf
– Rishad ‘RIO’ ahamed
– Anushger ‘KP’ Sivabalan
– Disura ‘ZUES’ Yasanjith

 

Kotuwa Ravens (Team Manager – Lahiru Herath)

– Tharusha ‘THOR’ Nethsara
– Reshan ‘RÉSHA’ kavishka
– Avishka ‘FOURARMS’ Srihan
– Shahran ‘SHAZ’ ahamed
– Alex ‘ALEX1337’ Fernando
– Thavindu ‘THAVI’ Theekshana
– Zainy ‘DUMBY’ Jabir

 

Northern Rangers (Team Manager – Sajith Wijesiri)

– Shaid ‘SHAY’ Ahmed
– Kamash ‘GODZYYY’ Gunasekera
– Chamuditha ‘LUCIFER’ Watshan
– Fahaadh ‘BEE’ Sirajudeen
– Chamalka ‘PANDAA’ Gunawardhana
– Mohamed ‘TIKTOK’ Zahid
– Rizly ‘RIZO’ Ahzn

 

Rajarata Giants (Team Manager – Tharindu Wijesinghe)

– Vishwa ‘VISH’ Adeepa
– Sandil ‘VISKY’ Bandara
– George ‘FRAGGER’ Pereira
– Akmal ‘CREEZY’ Jeslin
– Mohamed ‘VENOM’ Amanullah
– Pawan ‘RAPTOR’ Senanayake
– Mohammed ‘Minator’ Rizan

 

Sabaragamuwa Knights (Team Manager – Prageeth Dassanayake)

– Dilisha ‘DEXSTER’ Weerasingha
– Ramesh ‘JIMMY’ Fernando
– Mohamed ‘SHAAE’ Shahaan
– Ashwin ‘Azzwin’ wickramaarachchi
– Kavinda ‘TWEAK’ Chenuka
– Amanulla ‘Amaan ‘ Unais
– Dilki ‘BABYDOLL’ Ranasinghe

 

Southern Sharks (Team Manager – Kasun Wijesekara)

– Dinuka ‘REXTER RF’ Himansha
– Samith ‘SAMITHA’ Madushanka
– Ijas ‘Jay’ Mohammed
– Amru ‘BLAZE’ Zamzam
– Anton ‘SANTA’ Fernando
– Buwaneka ‘BUWA’ Buddima

 

UVA Bandits (Team Manager – Kamith Gajanayaka)

– Nadeesh ‘IRON’ De Silva
– Shamal ‘KILZ’ Kaushan
– Gaveshkaa ‘ROOT’ Lakshan
– Shaveen ‘GRUMPY’ Illukpitiya
– Akeel ‘CHARLIE’ Ramzeen
– Sanjana ‘NOIZY’ Rathnayake
– Maristan ‘MARISTOP’ Stekan

 

Wayamba Raiders (Team Manager – Safwan Mansoor)

– Ranithu ‘ERRORBAE’ Senevirathne
– Tharindu ‘Mamatha’ induwara
– Chamika ‘IMT NIKY’ Rasangi
– Kavinda ‘KAVI’ Silva
– Zaid ‘BAYMAX’ Zaharan
– Ushan ‘JUDA’ Sankalpa
– Udesh ‘KAVIYA’ Kavindu

 

Western Warriors (Team Manager – Janith Rajapakse)

– Merash ‘MERASH’ Chnuka
– Pasan ‘ZEUS’ Chamathka
– Rizny ‘RAZOR’ Azmy
– Shalika ‘ROMAN’ Chamoth
– Sandakelum ‘Kelum’ Ranasighe

 

After the player auctions, the teams headed into the playoffs, where the top 9 teams would move into the super weekend and the final phase of the Singer Esports Premier League. From the 12 teams, the 9 teams which made it through to the super weekend were; Eastern Gladiators, Western Warriors, UVA Bandits, Southern Sharks, Gampaha Gorillas, Rajarata Giants, Kotuwa Ravens, Northern Rangers and the Wayamba Raiders. The super weekend begins today (Saturday, 9th October) from 3pm onwards

 

EPL is sponsored by
Title Partner Singer Sri Lanka
Refreshing partner Sprite
Clothing partner Moose Clothing Company
Smartphone partner Samsung
Food partners Pizza Hut Sri Lanka & Taco Bell Sri Lanka
Gaming Laptop partner Dell
Digital Partner Daraz Online Shopping
Banking partner FriMi
Online media partner NewsWire

 

Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates regarding the Singer Esports Premier League ‘21 and other Esports news.

Penalties against document forgery carried out at Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship ‘21

Penalties against document forgery carried out at Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship ‘21

During Gamer.LK’s annual Inter-University Esports Championship back in July ‘21, a player was unable to provide further proof against a document forgery accusation.

As such, the following player has been banned for a period of two years effective immediately:

  • Akila “Gadget Malli” Fonseka (expires 15th July 2023)

This ban extends to all tournaments organised by Gamer.LK and all ranked tournaments as per the decision of the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA),

Forging of documents constitutes fraud and is a criminal offense. Misrepresentation of oneself using fraudulent documents to Gamer.LK Officials is a grave offence that merits severe penalties.

Gamer.LK and the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) take the integrity of tournaments organised for the Sri Lankan Esports community very seriously. We aim to take Esports to newer audiences through these events and such acts work against our efforts. We appreciate the support of the community in assisting where necessary by reporting such instances so that we are able to uphold a fair playing field.

Sri Lanka’s WG – NRC Esports to play Grand Finals of PMCO South Asia Wildcard for a spot at PMPL

Sri Lanka’s WG – NRC Esports to play Grand Finals of PMCO South Asia Wildcard for a spot at PMPL

  • PMCO group stages concluded last week (August 22nd)
  • Wolfgang NRC Esports place 6th during group stages, with 112 overall points
  • PMCO Fall Split ‘21 South Asia Wildcard Grand Finals begin next week
  • Winner of PMCO grand finals to move on to the PMPL Season 4

PUBG Mobile Club Open a.k.a PMCO is one of the biggest PUBG Mobile events in the APAC region. It is ‘the’ go-to tournament for every Pro PUBGM player in the region to show off their skills on the big stage. 1,000s of players from the region take part in the tournament, mainly to progress further and secure a spot in the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL). And from Sri Lanka, a handful of teams were invited for the event.

Group stage matches were conducted throughout the week and only one team representing Sri Lanka managed to crawl their way to the top of the boards – Wolfgang NRC Esports. They had a rough start in the early stages, being bottom of the first group stage matches. However, they made an insane comeback as the tournament progressed, stomping on every single opponent they faced throughout the bracket. This allowed them to make it to the top of the leaderboards, where they managed to secure 6th place at the end of the group stages – with 2 chicken dinners, 38 kills, and 112 overall points to their name. With the 6th place finish they secured a spot to play in the Grand Finals of PMCO Spring Split 2021 which will take place next week.

During last year’s PMCO event NRC Esports managed to secure 4th place at the Grand Finals – missing last year’s PMPL by 2 crucial points. This year the competition is tougher, with only the 1st place finish getting the chance to play at PMPL. However, with the performances this team has put out throughout the group stages, they certainly stand a chance in the Grand Finals event.

The players of NRC Esports have put up an amazing fight going against some of the best, while putting the Lankan pride back on the map for the PUBG Mobile scene. There is also no doubt that their victories have made many Sri Lankans in the PUBGM scene proud. They have also shown that they’re a true force to reckon with, due to their back to back performances during both this and last year’s PMCO events. NRC Esports have truly showcased their skill, proving once again that Wolfgang NRC Esports is one of the best teams in Sri Lanka to step into the PUBG Mobile Esports world and the best chance for a Sri Lankan team to take part in the PMPL!

Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates regarding PMPL, PUBG Mobile and other Esports news.

Angelo Mathews joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

Angelo Mathews joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

Former Sri Lanka Cricket captain and T20 World Cup winning legend Angelo Mathews joins Gamer.LK’s Singer Esports Premier League as the mentor for the Western Warriors. The Western Warriors is a franchise Esports team that competes in the annual league. Sri Lanka’s top Esports athletes compete for a prize pool of Rs. 1 million in the mobile game “PUBG Mobile”, which is played by over a million Sri Lankan youth today.

Mathews is one of 6 Cricketing legends to have announced their affiliation with Gamer.LK’s league, with the others being Russel Arnold, Chaminda Vaas, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga and T M Dilshan. The mentors will be inspiring and guiding the Esports athletes who get recruited to the team, and shining a spotlight on the players and the league as a whole.

“Angelo brings a wealth of experience to the league with his decades-long international Cricket career and we welcome him with open arms as he mentors the young Esports athletes from the Western Warriors” said Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK and the founder President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.

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.

Over 2,000 Esports athletes are expected to compete for a spot in the 12 franchise teams. The event will be held completely online throughout August, September and October of this year. Gamers wanting to take part in qualifiers are able to get more information on the official website at epl.lk.

SINGER comes onboard this year as the Title Sponsor of the Esports Premier League. Sri Lankans have come to know SINGER as the go-to location for durable goods for decades. SINGER now takes a bold step forward in catering to the Sri Lankan gaming population to create, maintain and grow their gaming lifestyle – whether you’re an Esports athlete or a casual gamer.

Moose Clothing Company, a big supporter of Sri Lankan Sports, has stepped up to sponsor the Esports league as the Official Clothing partner. Sprite, the Refreshing partner, has come onboard to keep players chilled while they play. 2 high-end Mobile phones are being given away by Sprite during the event for gamers that take part in the Sprite social campaigns held throughout the event. Samsung is the Official Smartphone partner, as players will be competing on mobile devices. Pizza Hut & Taco Bell are the official Food Partners, providing fast delivery of delicious food straight to players’ homes. Dell Gaming, with their lineup of G5, G7 & G15 gaming laptops, is the Gaming Laptop partner. A brand new Dell G15 gaming laptop will be given away during the event. Daraz, another strong supporter of traditional sports, is the Digital Partner for the league. The banking partner for the event is FriMi.

Gamers interested in taking part can visit https://epl.lk to register for the open qualifiers. Registrations close on 28th August.

T M Dilshan joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

T M Dilshan joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

One of the most innovative batsmen of all time – T M Dilshan joins Gamer.LK’s Singer Esports Premier League as the mentor for Sabaragamuwa Knights. The Sabaragamuwa Knights is a franchise Esports team that competes in the annual league. Sri Lanka’s top Esports athletes compete for a prize pool of Rs. 1 million in the mobile game “PUBG Mobile”, which is played by over a million Sri Lankan youth today.

Dilshan is one of 6 Cricketing legends to have announced their affiliation with Gamer.LK’s league, with the others being Russel Arnold, Chaminda Vaas, Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews. The mentors will be inspiring and guiding the Esports athletes who get recruited to the team, and shining a spotlight on the players and the league as a whole.

“Excited to have Dilshan onboard as mentor for the young athletes in Sabaragamua Knights. Dilshan’s wealth of sporting experience will play a major role in shaping the team’s Esports journey.” said Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK and the founder President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.

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.

Over 2,000 Esports athletes are expected to compete for a spot in the 12 franchise teams. The event will be held completely online throughout August, September and October of this year. Gamers wanting to take part in qualifiers are able to get more information on the official website at epl.lk.

SINGER comes onboard this year as the Title Sponsor of the Esports Premier League. Sri Lankans have come to know SINGER as the go-to location for durable goods for decades. SINGER now takes a bold step forward in catering to the Sri Lankan gaming population to create, maintain and grow their gaming lifestyle – whether you’re an Esports athlete or a casual gamer.

Moose Clothing Company, a big supporter of Sri Lankan Sports, has stepped up to sponsor the Esports league as the Official Clothing partner. Sprite, the Refreshing partner, has come onboard to keep players chilled while they play. 2 high-end Mobile phones are being given away by Sprite during the event for gamers that take part in the Sprite social campaigns held throughout the event. Samsung is the Official Smartphone partner, as players will be competing on mobile devices. Pizza Hut & Taco Bell are the official Food Partners, providing fast delivery of delicious food straight to players’ homes. Dell Gaming, with their lineup of G5, G7 & G15 gaming laptops, is the Gaming Laptop partner. A brand new Dell G15 gaming laptop will be given away during the event. Daraz, another strong supporter of traditional sports, is the Digital Partner for the league. The banking partner for the event is FriMi.

Gamers interested in taking part can visit https://epl.lk to register for the open qualifiers. Registrations close on 28th August.