The global games-publishing giant and creator of PUBG Mobile, Tencent, has named InGame Esports (parent company of Gamer.LK) its marketing agency for the 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) South Asia Championship Spring. The international tournament will see South Asia’s best Esports athletes go head-to-head to earn the title of South Asian Champions of PMPL ‘22 Spring as well as USD 150,000 in prize money. InGame Esports will leverage over 15 years of Esports experience in the region in taking PMPL to bigger audiences.
InGame Esports is an Esports agency providing end to end Esports and gaming services. Catering to global brands looking to create deeper connections with today’s youth, InGame Esports executes campaigns through tournaments, leagues, influencer campaigns and immersive metaverse experiences. InGame Esports also operates franchised leagues such as the Sri Lanka-based Esports Premier League that featured some of the Cricketing worlds biggest stars as franchise ambassadors.
We look forward to bringing our unique take on Esports marketing to a well-established Esports series like the PUBG MOBILE Pro League. Esports athletes across South Asia look towards PMPL as an aspirational goal, and we are excited to create this visibility to athletes and fans in the region. said InGame Esports / Gamer.LK CEO Raveen Wijayatilake
The 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia Spring launched in March and took place over the 4 following weeks. Teams that qualified from Nepal, Mongolia and Pakistan will battle it out at the 2022 PUBG MOBILE Pro League South Asia Championship Spring in May, which features a USD 150,000 prize pool.
PUBG Mobile has grown exponentially in popularity due to its scintillating gameplay mechanics and strong competitive elements making it one of South Asia’s largest Esports titles and a key driver of Esports in the region. The tactically rich title is ideal for high stakes regional competition and plays a major role in shaping the skills of newer generations of Esports athletes.
Registrations for the Logitech Play to Win Valorant series have come to a close and a record number of 71 teams that are geared up and ready to compete for the 30,000 LKR prize pool that is up for the taking. This series is sure to bring us nail biting action and some new talent fighting for the top spot.
Matches for this series will commence on the 11th of February and each match will contribute to a team’s national ranking since Valorant is now a national ranked title in the country. The tournament will be held online with the matches streamed so none of the action is missed.
Gamer.LK’s eFootball Championship 2021 concludes with some dominating performances from Sri Lanka’s best eFootballers. Sachin ‘SID’ Dematapitiya representing Noob Alliance cements his win at the grand finals against tournament runner-up Kushan ‘Flashbullet’ Senanayake representing Maximum Esports winning 2-0 at a best of 3. A stellar performance by the veteran to continue his unbeaten streak and crown himself the tournament champion – earning himself the Champions title. The prize pool of 10,000 LKR is split between the three places with 5000 LKR being awarded to the first place and 3000 LKR, 2000 LKR being awarded to the second and third places respectively.
Winner : Sachin ‘SID’ Dematapitiya
Runner-up : Kushan ‘Flashbullet’ Senanayake
Second runner-up : Duminda “Dumin” Vithanagamage
The Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) ranked event was held online featuring FIFA 21 as its gaming title saw it’s 58 registered participants competing for the top spot. The tournament was sponsored by Red Bull Sri Lanka as its exclusive energy drink partner.
The governing body for Esports in Sri Lanka – the Sri Lanka Esports Association – appointed a new board last Sunday at the SLESA Annual General Meeting. The Executive Committee is as follows:
President – Raveen Wijayatilake
CEO of Gamer.LK and founding President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association. Raveen has 14 years of experience in building the Esports movement in Sri Lanka, and has taken Sri Lankan Esports global through his company InGame Entertainment PVT LTD.
Vice President – Malinda Jayasekera
Involved in Esports since 2008, Malinda is an IT professional who was a leading Esports athlete before making his way to the management and organisation of Esports activities through Gamer.LK. He played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Association and its function and has served previously as the elected Secretary.
Secretary – Ramesh Liyanage
A passionate tech enthusiast by nature with experience in the IT and Esports industry from 2007. Director of InGame Entertainment (Gamer.LK) – the pioneer Sri Lankan Esports company which brings world-class Esports experiences to gamers in Sri Lanka as well as the South Asian region.
Assistant Secretary – Safwan Mansoor
Director of Phoenix GaminG, Director of CeeBee Global Ventures, Founder/Director of TecRoot and Former Media Secretary of Sri Lanka Esports Association. Apart from being an Entrepreneur and an ERP/Business System Consultant, Safwan has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Esports. He has been an Esport Athlete, won few national awards, represented Sri Lanka as a Coach and contributed towards building Esports in the country.
Treasurer – Vikum Jayasekera
An Esports entrepreneur with 13 years of experience in the Esports ecosystem. Passionate in making Esports the #1 sport in Sri Lanka. A director of InGame Entertainment PVT LTD – a Esports company based in Sri Lanka. Elected treasurer for the Sri Lanka Esports Association several times previously.
Media Secretary – Prageeth Savinda
An experienced leader & key figure in Sri Lankan Esports, and a Computer Engineering Undergraduate at the University of Peradeniya. Prageeth directs Esports in Sri Lanka through Noob Alliance, one of the top Esports organisations in the country that is currently making its mark in South Asia.
Assistant Media Secretary – Shihan Morais
An experienced eCommerce professional in the fields of Marketing and e-Business and for Esports from 2008. Managing Director for Maximum Esports one of the leading Esports organisations in Sri Lanka.
Clan Committee Chairperson – Isuru Herath
Isuru has been an Esports athlete since 2008 and has won several major gaming titles in Sri Lanka. Over his tenure he has captained his team to many title wins and went on to represent Sri Lanka in International tournaments. Currently, he operates as the administrator of a leading gaming organisation in Sri Lanka named Tech Morph.
Along with the Executive Committee, Dinuka Rathnayake was appointed as an independent member leading the Disciplinary Committee.
Chairperson, Disciplinary Committee – Dinuka Rathnayake
Dinuka has over a decade of experience in the Esports industry with a wide range of skills and roles that has been demonstrated through the strong industry relationships he has built over the years. He has supported SLESA and its initiatives since its inception and is currently working towards forging a new foundation for Esports in the Middle East.
I’d like to thank the members, Sri Lanka’s Esports clans and the community for once again placing their confidence in me to lead the Sri Lanka Esports Association. With Esports being one of the fastest growing sports in Sri Lanka today, I’m glad the senior stakeholders have come together in the form of this diverse Executive Committee to establish a strong base from which Sri Lankan Esports can transform into a global force. Our goal is to take Sri Lankan Esports to #1 in the next 5 years.
– Raveen Wijayatilake
President, Sri Lanka Esports Association
Read about the new appointments on the SLESA website: https://esports.lk