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PnX triumph at Samsung Mobile Legends tournament

PnX triumph at Samsung Mobile Legends tournament

The Samsung Mobile League for Mobile Legends concluded last week with 32 teams taking part. The tournament had Samsung as the main sponsor, with FriMi as an official digital banking partner, MSI as the official gaming notebook and PnS as a food partner. We saw team PnX Dark Legion take on PnX Hyper Reborn in the finals and in the end, PnX Dark Legion made a comeback after losing the first game and won the finals 2-1.

1st place: PnX Dark Legion

  • Sahiru ‘Sahiru’ Galappaththi
  • Akila ‘Java’ Jagoda
  • Lakshan ‘Weediya Bandara’ Eranga
  • Hiruka’ ‘Zyanide’ Anuruddha
  • Charuka ‘Hate’ Wettasinghe

2nd Place: PnX Hyper Reborn

  • Sithija ‘Reboot’ Sandaruwan
  • Sashika ‘Venom’ Maduwantha
  • Sandul ‘ᴳᴼᵂ|Sαsukє’ Rathsara
  • Kusal ‘Kusal sl’ Savinda
  • Vidushan ‘Psycho’ Chamoda

3rd place: PnX Etherious

  • Kivindu ‘ Kivi’ Wathsala Mahawatta
  • Hemall ‘Stewart’ Stewart
  • Shehan ‘i[M]id’ Reshin
  • Kirul ‘Kirul’ Prabhashwara
  • Tharindu ‘Uchihathari’ Sadaruwan

The Samsung Mobile League also features Call of Duty Mobile as a title, with a collective prize pool for both titles of Rs. 50,000. The prize money will be distributed via FriMi digital banking, where users would be able to pay for any goods or services directly from their mobile app.

The next Mobile Legends event is scheduled to be held at the Sri Lanka Cyber Games happening on March 20, 21, 22 2020 @ Stein Studios – registrations at slcg.lk

Stay tuned to Gamer.LK for the best Sri Lankan Esports news.

A Sri Lankan to Coach a Foreign Team

A Sri Lankan to Coach a Foreign Team

Hasanka Wijayaratne who is a prominent Sri Lankan Rainbow Six player and one of the most skilled coaches from the Rainbow Six competitive scene representing Noob Alliance, has been signed as the Head Coach for NEX Esports, a pro Esports team based in Thailand. Aside from Rainbow Six Siege, NEX Esports also has divisions for PUBG Mobile, Free Fire, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and a few other titles which they take part in. Hasanka Wijayaratne will be coaching the world’s top-ranked Asia Pacific (APAC) Challenger League team of NEX Esports, starting from next month.

More Information on NEX Esports can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/NEXesport/

Stay Tuned with GamerLK for more updates.

Over Rs. 120,000 worth prizes awarded at first Samsung Mobile League

Over Rs. 120,000 worth prizes awarded at first Samsung Mobile League

09th January 2020; Colombo: Samsung Sri Lanka, in yet another successful initiative, partnered with Gamer.lk to organize the ‘Samsung Mobile Gaming League’ and ‘Samsung Member Mobile Challenge’ for Esports enthusiasts in the country. The Samsung Mobile Gaming League was an open tournament for all users playing games on mobile devices, while the Samsung Member Mobile Challenge was an exclusive gaming event for Samsung Members. The Esports challenge, which concluded on 28th December 2019 garnered an overwhelming response from gamers and Samsung Members Island wide. The event featured 2 popular titles, namely, Call of Duty Mobile and Mobile Legends. Winners of the open tournament received a prize pool of Rs. 50,0000 while Samsung Members winners received a brand new phone and other exclusive gifts courtesy of Samsung.

Enthused by the huge success of the event, Mr. Kevin YOU – Managing Director, Samsung Sri Lanka said, “As Sri Lanka’s No.1 smartphone brand, we are delighted to take mobile gaming and Esports to the next level by providing a platform for mobile gaming enthusiasts to test their skills while honoring die-hard fans through an exclusive gaming event for Samsung Members. Sri Lanka is grooming mobile gamers to put the nation on the world map of mobile gaming and Samsung is pleased to support this visionary effort through the recently-concluded gaming event where mobile users and the Samsung Members community could converge on one platform for a captivating event. This is probably the first time in Sri Lanka that a mobile community app like Samsung Members is hosting an Esport tournament on such a massive scale.”

Esports, highly popular among youth, is Sri Lanka’s fastest growing sport with over 3 million video gaming enthusiasts. Esports was recognized as an official sport in September 2019, and the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka has made Esports a focal point in future sport of Sri Lanka. Identifying this trend, in addition to organizing events and competitions, Samsung has announced its product range with superior features, which enhances the gaming experience. The immersive display, gaming booster technology, enhanced sound system and extended battery life of Samsung smartphones has made the brand the preferred gaming device among mobile gamers in the country.

Gamer.LK is partnering with the National Olympic Committee to hold large-scale international Esports events hosted in Sri Lanka. The first of such will be the InGame Esports South Asia Cup scheduled for early 2020, where six of the best CS:GO teams from the region will fly to Sri Lanka to compete. Gamer.lk is the pioneer organization in Esports in Sri Lanka with 12 years of experience promoting the sport and organizing large-scale Esports and digital entertainment events. In 2018 Gamer.lk expanded its reach to South Asian Esports market by hosting an international event in Colombo.

The Samsung Members Mobile Challenge concluded successfully, generating a wave of appreciation within the gaming community of ‘Samsung Members’. Samsung Members is a community application by Samsung, Bringing together all Samsung users on a single interactive platform. Samsung Members provides exclusive features comprising of member’s community updates, customer service, news, updates, promotions and offers etc. This one-stop platform will allow Samsung fans to share pictures, videos and questions to be a part of Sri Lanka’s active Samsung community.
With Samsung’s commitment to innovation as the ‘Number 01’ smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, the gaming community can be assured of numerous competitions, product innovations and events coming their way in the near future.

PUBG Mobile confirmed as ranked title by Sri Lanka Esports Association

PUBG Mobile confirmed as ranked title by Sri Lanka Esports Association

The governing body for Esports in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) has included PUBG Mobile as an official ranked title for Sri Lankan Esports.

This means that Sri Lankan teams will now receive national ranking points in tournaments approved by SLESA. The national ranking will be maintained to identify Sri Lanka’s best PUBG M squads, and will also feed into the National Esports Awards usually held at the Sri Lanka Cyber Games.

Based on global PUBG M tournaments, a set of tournament rules have been devised by Gamer.LK and can be found at: https://gamer.lk/rules/pubgm/

The first officially ranked PUBG Mobile tournament will be the Get nAiled tournament hosted by Noob Alliance – more information available here: http://n00balliance.lk/getnailedcc

National team chosen for AESF e-Masters

National team chosen for AESF e-Masters

The Asian Esports Federation is hosting the first e-Masters Esports Championship in Shenzhen, China. Out of the 4 titles on offer, Sri Lanka will be represented in 3 – League of Legends, PES 2020 and Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne. Arena of Valor is the 4th title which unfortunately isn’t available for the Sri Lankan region. The national team is sponsored by GamerTech by MAS.

Qualifiers for the event were held last weekend by the Sri Lanka Esports Association in partnership with Gamer.LK. The contingent representing the country are as follows:

League of Legends: PnX | R [3] D

  • Kasun Withanage
  • Hilal Jismy
  • Nishal Ranaweerasinghe
  • Aadil Ayub Jismy
  • Akthar Hafeez

PES:

  • Hashim ‘PnX|Hafraaz’ Afraaz (Qualifier winner)
  • Rizan ‘PnX|Shihab’ Shihab (2nd place – Substitute)
  • Mansoor ‘PnX|CB’ Safwan (Coach)

Warcraft 3: TFT:

  • Ashain Siriwardana

The PES team will travel to Thailand to take part in offline qualifiers to battle for the 1 slot available for South Asia. Both League of Legends and WC3 qualifiers will be played online. Sri Lanka will be competing against India, Maldives, Nepal ,Pakistan and Kazakhstan.

Sri Lanka’s best Call of Duty Mobile teams crowned at Samsung Mobile League

Sri Lanka’s best Call of Duty Mobile teams crowned at Samsung Mobile League

Gamer.LK’s first Call of Duty Mobile tournament – the Samsung Mobile League – concluded last week with 32 teams taking part. The tournament had Samsung as the main sponsor, with FriMi as official digital banking partner, MSI as the official gaming notebook and PnS as food partner. 30+ matches across several weeks saw some teams from the brand new Call of Duty Mobile scene stand out from the rest.

1st place: WG Wrecking Wolves
Lahiru ‘XxX’ Herath (c)
Dhanuja ‘Chief’ Gunasekara
Sidath ‘MadDodSIDA’ Anurada
Isuru Udara ‘GhostyX’ Ranaweera
Thirajiv ‘JSparrow’ Devasurendra
Pasindu ‘Nikolai’ Premachandra
Senal ‘zeusgaming’ Senanayaka

2nd place: Squad59
Binath ‘YakaSilva’ Silva
Ranawaka ‘SukeenD’ Dimansha
Galhenage ‘Slingerove’ Perera
Maqshood ‘LordMusharraf’ Musharraf
J. Rahm ‘Grimreaper27’ Gowriyan
Vidura ‘VW22hard’ Wijerathna
Anukha ‘TheWije’ Wijesuriya

3rd place: ToXic Squad
N.W.Vishwa “Trouth” Madhusagara
Anushka ishan “Zid” silva
Binupa Manditha “Razor” Silva
Manupa Randitha “No_one” Silva
Rameesha Pramudithya “R.V.S.N” disanayaka

The Samsung Mobile League also features Mobile Legends as a title, with a collective prize pool for both titles of Rs. 50,000. The prize money will be distributed via FriMi digital banking, where users would be able to pay for any goods or services directly from their mobile app.

The next Call of Duty Mobile event is scheduled to be held at the Sri Lanka Cyber Games happening on the 24th, 25th and 26th January @ SLECC – registrations at slcg.lk

Stay tuned to Gamer.LK for the best Sri Lankan Esports news.