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Esports declared as an official sport in Sri Lanka

Esports declared as an official sport in Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Sports in Sri Lanka has officially declared Esports as an official sport in the country. The declaration gazetted on the 26th of September by the Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Mr. Harin Fernando has been published on the 2nd of October.

Sri Lanka is the first country in the South Asian region to officially recognize Esports as a sport and now joins a growing list which include countries such as South Korea and France who have already recognized the competitive play of video games as a sport.

The declaration comes as the result of over a decade long effort of the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA). Spearheaded by Gamer.LK who is the strategic partner for SLESA, Esports activities and events were conducted across the island continuously, establishing it as one of the fastest growing sports in the country. The recently concluded qualifying round for the Inter-School Esports Championship saw a record number of over 150 schools from across the country taking part.

The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) had already endorsed Esports in Sri Lanka with their show of support for Sri Lanka’s participation in the 18th Asian Games, where Esports was included as a demonstration sport.

Gazette (English): http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2019/10/2143-34_E.pdf
Gazette (Sinhala): http://www.documents.gov.lk/files/egz/2019/10/2143-34_S.pdf

Gateway versus Nalanda at School Esports grand finals!

Gateway versus Nalanda at School Esports grand finals!

1,000+ students from over 150 schools gathered at the Inter-School Esports Championship ’19 to compete in 12 Esports titles. At the end of the qualifier, we have 2 schools reaching the Grand Finals. Congratulations Gateway College Colombo and Nalanda College Colombo.

Gateway College Colombo breezed through to the finals, while Nalanda College, Isapatha College and Maliyadeva College tied for the 2nd spot. Considering the 4th place wins, Nalanda College was sent through to the grand finals. The finals will take place on the 12th of October at Stein Studios.

Results

Call of Duty 4
1st Place: Mahanama College, Colombo – Team Pero
2nd Place: Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala – Devans
3rd Place: Ananda College, Colombo Team – Ananda

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
1st Place: Carey College, Colombo – Dire Wolfz
2nd Place: Mahinda Rajapaksha College, Homagama – Allsofix
3rd Place: Kegalu Vidyalaya, Kegalle – Rising Wolves

PUBG Mobile
1st Place: Thurstan College, Colombo – Chicken for Dinner
2nd Place: Nalanda College, Colombo – Nalanda College
3rd Place: Amal International School – Pnx | FRag

Tekken 7
1st Place: Royal Institute – Dillon Jayesingha
2nd Place: Rotary International School – N C P Cooray
3rd Place: Gateway College Colombo – Hammaad Hassan

NFS:MW
1st Place: Liberty International College – Sajid Mansoor
2nd Place: Nalanda College, Colombo – Vidula Deneth Salwathura
3rd Place: OKI International School, Kiribathgoda – Movindu Sanjana

Fortnite
1st Place: The Study – Ketheka Abeywardena
2nd Place: Benhill College – Mohammed Mishal
3rd Place: Royal College, Colombo – Seeneklshan Karthigesu

DOTA 2
1st Place: Isipathana College, Colombo – Baboons With Keyboards
2nd Place: Colombo South International College – Team CSIC
3rd Place: Isipathana College, Colombo – Green Machines

RAINBOW SIX SIEGE
1st Place: Zahira College, Colombo – Pnx.Last Warning
2nd Place: St. Aloysius’ College, Ratnapura – Thousand Voices
3rd Place: Stafford International School – Ninjas In Sarongs

FIFA 19
1st Place: Gateway College Colombo – Abdul Basith
2nd Place: Gateway College Dehiwala – Adheeb Rifkhan
3rd Place: Gateway College Colombo – Areeb Niyas

Clash Royale
1st Place: Lumbini College, Colombo – Faraj Basiron
2nd Place: i-GATE College, Colombo – Osura
3rd Place: Royal College, Colombo – Hanif Ameen

Injustice 2
1st Place: Gateway College Colombo – Maalik Muthaliff
2nd Place: Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala – Seniru Ekanayake
3rd Place: Gateway College Colombo – Lasan Abeykoone

Subway Surfers
1st Place: M.D. Gunasena International School – Sancho Rithish
2nd Place: D S Senanayake College, Colombo – Vihanga Sathsara
3rd Place: S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia – Shannel Malisha

 

Record number of League of Legends teams sign-up for GCLL Season 4

Record number of League of Legends teams sign-up for GCLL Season 4

Gamer.LK’s League of Legends online tournament, GCLL, has received record participation with over 40 Sri Lankan teams signing up to be a part of the action. The event, held primarily online, will separate competing teams into Challenger and Pro leagues, with the top 6 ranked teams in the country getting a direct invite into the Pro league, and the top 2 teams from Challenger league making their way to the Pro league.

Historically, DOTA 2 has seen larger participation numbers than League of Legends across the board. Is 2019 the year that League of Legends overtakes DOTA 2? We can find out with GCDL being just around the corner.

Over 100 schools sign-up for Inter-School Esports Championship ’19

Over 100 schools sign-up for Inter-School Esports Championship ’19

With 1 week to go for the qualifiers of Gamer.LK’s Inter-School Esports Championship 2019 powered by SLT, students from over 100 schools have signed-up to compete in the monumental Esports movement, making it one of Sri Lanka’s largest inter-school sporting events. Schools from across the country have shown interest in the event, with all regions being represented as seen below.

The event has the endorsement of the National Olympic Committee and is positioned to promote structured Esports to school students who are fans of video games.

The Inter-Shcool Esports Championship is powered by Sri Lanka Telecom. Gaming Laptop Partner DELL Gaming. Ice Cream Partner Elephant House. Media Partner MTV/MBC.

For registrations and more information visit : https://school.gamer.lk

Over 450 Call of Duty 4 players sign up for Season 12 of GCWL

Over 450 Call of Duty 4 players sign up for Season 12 of GCWL

One of the longest running Esports leagues in Sri Lanka, Gamer.LK Clans Warfare League, also known as GCWL is in it’s 12th season this year. With registrations closing yesterday, we saw over 450 players sign up to take part in the tournament, continuing COD4’s strong participant numbers which has become an iconic trait of Sri Lanka Esports.

This years GCWL will feature 2 formats, with teams being split into Pro and Challenger leagues. More information on this new format is available here: https://gamer.lk/news/new-format-for-ranked-tournaments

 

Tekken World Tour comes to Sri Lanka with the Tekken Cup series by Gamer.LK

Tekken World Tour comes to Sri Lanka with the Tekken Cup series by Gamer.LK

The Tekken World Tour (TwT) is a global Tekken Championship with the best Tekken players around the world competing in events in their respective regions. Gamer.LK has received official recognition for the first Sri Lanka Tekken Cup to be held on the 21st and 22nd September at Stein Studios alongside the Inter-School Esports Championship. The event is expected to showcase the best of Sri Lanka’s Tekken 7 talent competing for TwT points for the global leaderboard.

Sign up for the Sri Lanka Tekken Cup by Gamer.LK here: https://smash.gg/tournament/sri-lanka-tekken-dojo-events-by-gamer-lk/register

Stay tuned to Gamer.LK for results from the Sri Lanka Tekken Cup.