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Sri Lankan Cricket legends join hands with Gamer.LK to help build Sri Lankan Esports

Sri Lankan Cricket legends join hands with Gamer.LK to help build Sri Lankan Esports

Sri Lanka’s premier Esports company Gamer.LK has announced that 6 Sri Lankan Cricketing legends have joined this year’s Esports Premier League – a competitive PUBG Mobile league with a Rs. 1 million prize pool. They have each joined a franchise team to mentor the young Esports athletes that will be recruited, bringing vast sporting experience to the table from their decades long Cricketing careers. Sanath Jayasuriya joins the Southern Sharks, Lasith Malinga joins the Kandurata Kings, Russel Arnold joins the Northern Rangers, Chaminda Vaas joins the Rajarata Giants, T M Dilshan joins the Sabaragamuwa Knights and Angelo Mathews joins the Western Warriors. The league has 3 more franchise slots open for buy-in.

Russel Arnold had this to say “I am excited for Gamer.LK and the Singer Esports Premier League’s future in Sri Lanka. What an amazing opportunity for local talent to shine and possibly make it to the big stage! Loving the part as Northern Rangers team mentor, a different kind of sport but the passion remains the same. I really want to see Esports take off in a big way in Sri Lanka. It is encouraging that so many great brands have backed this league too. That alone shows the potential seen in this tournament. I am looking forward to this event.”

“The format we have introduced this year enables any gamer across the island to compete and get recruited into one of the 12 franchised teams. With Rs. 1 million up for grabs, and the chance to play with Sri Lanka’s top Esports talent, we’ve created a clear pathway for any aspiring Esports athlete to reach the top and be rewarded for it. We’re excited about Angelo, Vaas, Malinga, Sanath, Dilshan and Russel coming onboard, and look forward to seeing them impart their invaluable sporting wisdom to the youngsters. Our vision for Esports in Sri Lanka gets closer to realisation with the help of these legends, and we’re grateful for their support.” said Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK and the founder President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.

The league is broken into an open qualifier where any aspiring Esports athletes from all corners of the country are able to register and compete. The top 60 ranked players are then included in a team auction where managers of each team will bid on and recruit 5 players. The recruited players will get virtual face-time with their respective mentors, which will set the tone for a week of competitive matches and the grand finals weekend. With Rs. 1 million in prize money on the line, the best teams will train their mental focus, teamwork and game strategy in order to better the competition.

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.

Gamers interested in taking part can visit epl.lk to register for the open qualifiers. Registrations close on 28th August and qualifiers will begin September onwards.

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.

Lasith Malinga joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

Lasith Malinga joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

Widely regarded as one of the best limited-overs bowlers of all time – Lasith Malinga joins Gamer.LK’s Singer Esports Premier League as the mentor for the Kandurata Kings. The Kandurata Kings 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.

Malinga 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, T M Dilshan 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.

“We’re proud to have Lasith Malinga coming onboard as a mentor for our Esports Premier League. Lasith brings a wide range of sporting experience that the young Esports athletes can benefit from greatly as they start their competitive careers” 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.

Sanath Jayasuriya joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

Sanath Jayasuriya joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

The world of Electronic Sports and traditional sports continue to collide with one of the greatest batsman of his era – Sanath Jayasuriya joining Gamer.LK’s Singer Esports Premier League as the mentor for the team Southern Sharks. The Southern Sharks 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.

Jayasuriya is the third Cricketing celebrity to have announced their affiliation with Gamer.LK’s league, with the others being Russel Arnold and Chaminda Vaas, mentoring the Northern Rangers and Rajarata Giants teams respectively. 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.

“Sanath is an international icon, and we’re excited to welcome him onboard our Esports journey. The Esports athletes that will play for the Southern Sharks will gain great insight and exposure thanks to Sanath’s experience and reach.” 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 21st August.

Chaminda Vaas joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

Chaminda Vaas joins Gamer.LK’s SINGER Esports Premier League

Sri Lanka’s most successful pace bowling Cricket legend Chaminda Vaas joins Gamer.LK’s Singer Esports Premier League as the mentor for the team Rajarata Giants. The Rajarata Giants is a franchise Esports team that competes in the Esports Premier League, which is held annually and has a Rs. 1 million prize pool for the top Esports athletes in the country. The game of choice is PUBG Mobile, which is played by over a million Sri Lankan youth today.

Vaas is the second Cricketing celebrity to have announced their affiliation with Gamer.LK’s league, with the other being Russel Arnold, mentoring the Northern Rangers team. 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.

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. 

“We take a big step forward with the announcement of Chaminda Vaas joining our Esports Premier League. Vaas has been a huge part of the country’s sporting culture, and we’re excited to have him be a part of our journey” said Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK and the founder President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association.

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 game. 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.

Gamers interested in taking part can visit epl.lk to register for the open qualifiers. Registrations close  on 21st August and qualifiers will begin 28th August.