- Over 90 matches played throughout Season 3 with 90+ teams
- UG – ZeGG eSports win Division A of Logitech G Play to Win Season 3 Valorant
- 3rd consecutive win for ZeGG eSports at the Logitech G Play to Win Valorant series
- WG – Team GunSlingerS and WG – Mist’ Walkers place 2nd and 3rd respectively
- WG – Mist’ Walkers place 1st in Division B of Logitech G Play to Win Season 3 Valorant
- Division B 2nd and 3rd place went to Team NyX and Ninjas In Sarongs
The 3rd Season of the Logitech G Play to Win Valorant Series concluded on the 27th of June, and was packed with some incredible matches. Unlike previous seasons, this time the tournament was split into 2 divisions (Division A & B). Division B had a prize pool of Rs. 30,000 and was where the majority of the teams played for a chance to win part of the prize pool and a shot at qualifying for Division A. In Division A, the top 4 Valorant teams in the country took on the top 4 teams of Division B for a shot at the biggest Valorant prize pool yet of Rs. 100,000.
This season of the Play to Win Series also had the highest number of registered teams by far, with 500+ players across over 90 teams for Division B. However, only the top 4 teams were able to move on to Division A, after fighting their way through over 80 matches. WG – Mist’ Walkers were crowned champions of Division B after their victory over Team NyX. While Ninjas In Sarongs took 3rd place, beating out WG – PURPLE OVERKILL. These 4 teams then moved on to the next Division.
In Division A, these teams faced off against some of the best Valorant teams in Sri Lanka such as; UG – ZeGG eSports, WG – Team GunSlingerS, M-eS – DEAD SILENCE EXPERTs and M-eS – Revolutionary Gamers. With higher stakes than Division B, all the teams gave their best effort to make it to the end. The grand finals of the series was a matchup between the #1 and #2 best teams in the country – Team GunSlingerS and ZeGG eSports. As this was a ranked tournament as well, both teams fought hard to claim the title of best team in the country. However, the then #2 best team, ZeGG eSports came out victorious and reclaimed the #1 spot in the country.
Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for more Valorant Tournaments in the future and updates about the next Season of the Logitech G Play to Win Series.
After an action packed Season 3 which wrapped in May, Samsung Members returns for their quarterly Challenge Series tournament. Part 1 of Season 4 begins today (20th July), and has 7 different titles to choose and play from. Along with the usual challenge series favorites, Season 4 Part 1 brings back Valorant, which was only played during Season 3 Part 2 and introduces a brand new title – Mario Kart Tour. With registrations for the event having closed last week (16th July), there was a total registered player count of 488.
Game titles that will be played during Season 4:
- Call of Duty Mobile – Battle Royale Solos
- Call of Duty 4 – Free For All
- Clash Royale – Tournament Mode
- Free Fire Mobile – Battle Royale Solos
- Mario Kart Tour – Solos
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang – 5v5 (Teams)
- Valorant – Solo Deathmatch
Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK and Samsung Games & Esports Sri Lanka for more updates regarding Season 4 of the Samsung Members Challenge Series.
- Red Bull Fight or Flight returned to Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year
- Event was launched with a special stream with top Sri Lankan streamers
- 420+ teams registered split across 22 groups for the tournament
- Team ISSL crowned champions of Red Bull Fight or Flight 2021
- MAX | LND eSPORTS and WG | NRC Esports take 2nd and 3rd place respectively
- With 5 wins, team ISSL bags the award for most chicken dinners throughout the tournament
- ISSL – Lucifer wins the award for most frags in the entire tournament with 35 frags under his name
Last year, Red Bull with the help of Gamer.LK, hosted their first local PUBG Mobile tournament – Red Bull Fight or Flight, and saw 282 teams from across the country participate. This year, Red Bull Fight or Flight returned once again for 10 days of back to back PUBG Mobile action. The event was launched with some of Sri Lanka’s top streaming personalities hosting the launch livestream and engaging with the local PUBG Mobile and gaming community. This year’s tournament also saw an increase in registered squads, with 420+ teams having signed up to participate.
Due to the increase in squads participating, the number of qualifier groups increased from 16 to 22 groups. The top 3 teams from each group would then make their way to 4 semi final groups, where the top 4 teams from the 4 semi final groups would have a chance to become the Champions. The 16 teams that made it to the grand finals comprised of both the top PUBG Mobile squads in the country, as well as upcoming squads who gave their best shot to prove their skills. However, in the end the team who took home the grand prize of LKR 100,00 was the #1 ranked team in Sri Lanka – Team ISSL. They put up an impressive run at the grand finals, winning 4 out of the 6 matches and securing the highest kill points from the entire group. 2nd place was taken by MAX | LND eSPORTS, who won 2 out of the 6 matches and had the 2nd highest kill points in the grand finals, rewarding them with the 2nd place prize of LKR 75,000. And right behind them was WG | NRC Esports who took 3rd place and won LKR 50,000.
Team ISSL’s performance not only netted them the top spot at the tournament, but also crowned them as the team with the most chicken dinners won throughout the entire event, with 5 wins. ISSL – Lucifer was also crowned the top fragger of the entire tournament, with 35 kills to his name.
Red Bull is the world’s most popular energy drink, a brand loved by many Sri Lankans and one of the biggest sponsors of sporting events in Sri Lanka, being a major contributor for sports such as Cricket, Surfing, Rowing and since a few years ago, Esports. Some examples of this are the recent Red Bull Campus Clutch Valorant tournament and Red Bull M.E.O Season 3. These events not only allow Sri Lankans to face off against each other in local competition, but also give them an opportunity to reach the international Esports stage. A big shout out to Red Bull for hosting the Fight or Flight series, the gaming community looks forward to their next Esports event.
Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for all news and updates about Esports and future tournaments.
- University students are now able to register for the championship
- Games commence from the 5th of July 2021 onwards
- 16 different game titles are available to register and participate in
- Over 50 government and private universities and institutes expected to take part
- IUEC continues to be held online due to global pandemic
With traditional sports coming to a standstill in the pandemic-stricken “new normal” – Esports take the limelight as University students go head-to-head virtually in their favorite video games. Organised annually by Sri Lanka’s premier Esports tournament organiser Gamer.LK, the Inter-University Esports Championship Powered by Softlogic & Dell this year will attract participation surpassing those of its traditional sports counterparts. Samsung Sri Lanka joins as Smartphone partner and the event is Energized by Red Bull.
Held for the 6th consecutive year, the event features 16 of Sri Lanka’s favorite video game titles spanning mobile, PC and console. University students from across the country are able to participate remotely from the safety of their own homes, coming together in a virtual arena connected via the internet. The featured titles are Call of Duty 4 – 5v5, Call of Duty Mobile – Solo, Clash Royale – 1v1, DOTA 2 – 5v5, FIFA 21 – 1v1, Assetto Corsa – Race, Free Fire – Solo, League of Legends – 5v5, Mario Kart Tour – 1v1, Mobile Legends – 5v5, Rainbow Six Siege – 5v5, Real Cricket – 1v1, Rocket League – 1v1, PUBG Mobile – Solo, Valorant – 5v5, Call of Duty: Warzone (exhibition) – Solo.
Last year’s championship was the 1st time the event was taken online fully, and still saw no shortage of players. There were 630+ registered players across 57 universities and higher education institutions from all over Sri Lanka. The competition between the universities has also never been more fierce, with each year a different university stepping up to take the title of champion from former victors.
Previous winners of the Inter-University Esports Championship:
- 2020 – National School of Business Management (NSBM)
- 2019 – Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT)
- 2018 – Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)
- 2017 – International College of Business & Technology (ICBT)
- 2016 – Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)
This year’s Inter-University Esports Championship is powered by Softlogic & DELL. Softlogic Holdings PLC is a diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, and is known to be one of Sri Lanka’s most dynamic and progressive conglomerates, with industry leadership in six business verticals — ICT, Healthcare, Retail, Financial Services, Automobiles and Leisure.
Softlogic has always been in the forefront of introducing the best technologies the world has to offer to the Sri Lankan consumer. Softlogic has contributed to the development of the Sri Lankan IT infrastructure immensely over the years through decades of dedicated service as a retailer of high quality consumer electronics.
It is this same ambition that drove Softlogic to officially become an authorized distributor of Dell laptops and computers in Sri Lanka in early 1990s. Since then, Softlogic has been offering a wide range of computers and laptops suitable to be used at home, work, to study, gaming or simply for entertainment.
With the global demand for e-sports on the rise, Softlogic has been an avid supporter of the growing gaming Community in Sri Lanka. To extend this support to our gaming communities, Softlogic will offer some of the world’s best Gaming Dell laptops and computers at unbeatable prices, exclusive discounts plus interest free easy payment schemes via all Softlogic and Softlogic MAX outlets island-wide, as well as on www.mysoftlogic.lk.
Samsung Sri Lanka comes onboard as the official Smartphone Partner. Samsung has been at the forefront of developing products and services for gamers and promoting E-sports in Sri Lanka over the years, as it was identified that the youth are very passionate about it. As a result, Samsung has successfully initiated and completed three large scale gaming competitions in 2020 alone with over 1000 participants from all around Sri Lanka and a staggering 175,000 people streaming the tournaments each time. Samsung continues to amplify E-Sports in Sri Lanka not only with such events but with their products as well. Samsung’s recent introduction of Galaxy S21 series has features such as Game booster technology, display with 120Hz refresh rate, gaming processors and much more on offer. Samsung has revitalised their technology to be more focused on proving the ultimate gaming experience to its users.
Red Bull steps up to Energize the championship with their signature brand of flair and energy. Giving wings to Sri Lankan gamers by partnering with & conducting unique Esports events, Red Bull has been a significant part of Sri Lanka’s Esports growth over the years. Red Bull Campus Cricket was replicated on the virtual battlefield with Red Bull Campus Clutch earlier this year, where Sri Lanka’s top campus Valorant team was given the opportunity to represent the country on a global stage. Red Bull MEO was conducted in 2020 which gave Sri Lankan PUBG Mobile athletes the opportunity to showcase their skill amongst the world’s best. One of Sri Lanka’s largest PUBG Mobile events in 2021, Red Bull Fight or Flight, had over 400 squads competing for glory.
Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates regarding the Inter-University Esports Championship and future tournaments.
- 350+ matches were played across 14 titles with 3,300+ total participants
- Alpha Esports crowned overall best clan with Noob Alliance in 2nd place and Phoenix GaminG in 3rd
- Maximum eSports wins highest participation award with 429 registered players
- Noob Alliance takes 1st place in medal performance with 2 golds and 2 silvers
- Alpha Esports earns 1st for best clan performance in mobile games
- Maximum eSports wins 1st place for clan performance based on PC/Console games
- Many top teams continued their reign as undefeated champions in their titles
- Some challengers were able to take the #1 spot from some of the best teams
The Dell Singer Online Esports Showdown 2021 by Gamer.LK successfully concluded on 8th June 2021, with 350+ matches played across 14 game titles and a total of 3,300+ registered participants. By the end of Showdown 2021, Alpha Esports was crowned the overall best clan with the most points, with Noob Alliance in 2nd and Phoenix GaminG taking 3rd. Maximum eSports won the award for the clan with the highest clan participation across both mobile and PC/Console games, with 429 players. 2nd place was taken by Alpha Esports, with Wolfgang e-Sports in 3rd. In terms of medal performance, Noob Alliance was the winner, with 2 golds and 2 silvers to their name, while Phoenix GaminG was in 2nd with 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze, and Alpha Esports in 3rd with 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Alpha Esports won their 2nd clan award by taking 1st place for best clan performance in the mobile games titles, with Noob Alliance in 2nd and Phoenix GaminG in 3rd. Maximum eSports also won the best clan performance based on PC/Console games, with Phoenix GaminG in 2nd and Wolfgang e-Sports in 3rd.
Alpha Esports’ win at Showdown was due to their stellar performance at the 2 most competitive games at the event. They placed 1st in PUBG Mobile which had the highest registered participants with over 900+ players for the tournament. They also managed to secure 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Free Fire, which had the 2nd highest participation rate with 500+ players.
Throughout the tournament there were many action-packed matches, with the best teams/players in Sri Lanka fighting for the top spot. This was because the majority of the games played in the tournament were ranked matches, meaning the national rankings for some of these teams/players were on the line, and the bragging rights as the best team/player in Sri Lanka. Many of the top teams/players were able to keep their spot as the best in the country, such as; Sara Kollo in DOTA 2, EXT – L2K in Rainbow Six Siege, nA – THE×MØB in Call of Duty Mobile and M-eS – Team IWNL in Call of Duty 4. However, there were a fair share of upsets, with the #1 teams/players losing out to challengers who fought for the top spot.
One example of this is, PnX – Noob kINg in Clash Royale, who beat the #3 and #2 best Clash Royale players in the country all the way to the grand finals. Here, he had to face off against the current #1, who he defeated 3 – 0 to win the tournament and the title as the #1 best Clash Royale player in Sri Lanka. Similarly, AE – SLG managed to outplay some of the top PUBG Mobile squads in the country in order to take home 1st place for their clan.
Noob Alliance’s team Vanguard also put up an amazing performance in the League of Legends finals, against their rivals PnX BLACK, who had bested them the last time they fought at the Dell Gaming Academy Face-Off. However, this time nA – Vanguard pulled through and won 1st place and managed to move from the 4th best team in the country to the current #1 League of Legends team in Sri Lanka.
During the Valorant event at Showdown, the tournament favourite and #1 Valorant team in the country, UG – ZeGG e-Sports lost in a BO1 against EvoX – Team Tenacity at the quarterfinals. This allowed the current #3 best team in the country, WG – GunSlingerS the opportunity to nab the 1st place title by going 2 – 0 in both the semifinals and the grand finals against M-eS – Revolutionary Gamers.
The current king of Sri Lanka eFootball, nA – SID also had a tough time during the competition. During the upper bracket semifinals, nA – SID lost to PnX – Dumin, which forced him into the lower bracket. However, he fought his way through the lower bracket finals against PnX – Dishan, in order for a shot at redemption in the grand finals. Although his opponent was PnX – Dumin, who had knocked him into the lower bracket, and keeping the win streak going, PnX – Dumin beat the #1 best player, and took the crown as the top eFootballer in Sri Lanka.
Winners at the Dell Singer Online Esports Showdown 2021 by Gamer.LK
Call of Duty 4 5v5
1st Place: M-eS – IWNL
2nd Place: TM – phat
3rd Place: M-eS – Team iNsPIRE
Call of Duty Mobile 5v5
1st Place: nA – THE×MØB
2nd Place: M-eS – The Rebelz
3rd Place: WG – YounAmeUs
Clash Royale 1v1
1st Place: PnX – Noob kINg
2nd Place: M-eS – Dimithre
3rd Place: PnX – Exit
DOTA 2 5v5
1st Place: Sara Kollo
2nd Place: LGN – Solan Esports
3rd Place: WG – Aathal Gaming
eFootball (FIFA 21′) 1v1
1st Place: PnX – Dumin
2nd Place: nA – SID
3rd Place: PnX – Dishan
eRacer (Assetto Corsa) Race
1st Place: Andrew ‘BRAKEL8’ Sean
2nd Place: FawzulAleem ‘ZeeNic’ AbulHassan
3rd Place: Lahiru ‘Laiya’ Dananjaya
Free Fire 5v5 Squad Battle Royale
1st Place: AE – Negu SL
2nd Place: AE – SL Riderz 98
3rd Place: AE – Dark Ghost A
League of Legends 5v5
1st Place: nA – Vanguard
2nd Place: PnX – BLACK
3rd Place: PnX – Hottest Pink
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 5v5
1st Place: TM – Death Brigade SL
2nd Place: WG – IDK GAMING
3rd Place: PnX – Vipers
PUBG Mobile Squad Battle Royale
1st Place: AE – SLG
2nd Place: nA – FRag CodeBlacks
3rd Place: WG – NRC Esports
PUBG PC Solo Battle Royale
1st Place: Mahesh ‘Im_babi’ Bawantha
2nd Place: Gihan ‘AEX77A’ Krox
3rd Place: Pradeep ‘NIGHTMARE_PB’ Bandara
Rainbow Six Siege 5v5
1st Place: EXT – L2K
2nd Place: UG – Academy
3rd Place: TM – Team RAiNBOW
Real Cricket 20′ 1v1
1st Place: Kingston Fernando
2nd Place: Arosha Maduranga
3rd Place: Ibrahim Sharaff
1st Place: WG – GunSlingerS
2nd Place: M-eS – Revolutionary Gamers
3rd Place: Crash Landin On You
Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for more updates regarding future tournaments & events, Esports new and the next Esports Showdown.