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Rocket League at ISEC ‘22 ends with Gateway College racing to the top

Rocket League at ISEC ‘22 ends with Gateway College racing to the top

With 2 out of 10 eligible titles concluded, the Rocket League Grand Finals at the Inter-School Esports Championship 2022 (ISEC ‘22) powered by SLT-MOBITEL saw some intense and fierce competition as the young racers from Gateway College Colombo showcased their skills and determination on the virtual track. At the end of the day, it was Gateway College Colombo who clinched both gold and silver for the title, while Carey College Colombo secured the bronze medal.

Gateway College Colombo’s performance was nothing short of impressive, as they managed to secure the top two spots in the Rocket League game title. This not only cemented their dominance in this particular game title but also brought them to the lead in the overall championship standings dropping Bandaranayake College Gampaha into second after their spectacular performance in Call of Duty 4.

The Gateway College team has established themselves as the formidable force to be reckoned with, having won ISEC 5 consecutive years in a row. In their campaign this year, it remains to be seen whether they can maintain their momentum in the remaining game titles or if other schools will step up and give them a run for their money.

Find out the standings of the Schools at this year’s Championship at https://school.gamer.lk/standings/

Bandaranayake College Gampaha Wins Gold in Call of Duty in Day 1 of ISEC ‘22

Bandaranayake College Gampaha Wins Gold in Call of Duty in Day 1 of ISEC ‘22

The Inter-School Esports Championship 2022 (ISEC ‘22) powered by SLT-MOBITEL has kicked off with the first grand finals featuring Call of Duty 4. Ten game titles will be played in the tournament and the first game has already produced a thrilling outcome. The competition saw Bandaranayake College Gampaha take home the gold medal in Call of Duty, while Nalanda College Colombo came in second place to earn the silver medal.

The teams competed with great intensity, showcasing their skills and strategy in the popular first-person shooter game. Bandaranayake College Gampaha’s victory was a testament to their excellent teamwork with their star player Dulanjana ‘MADARA‘ Menaka with a breakthrough performance. They were able to outplay their opponents and secure first place in the Call of Duty 4 category.

The Inter-School Esports Championship 2022 powered by SLT-MOBITEL continues to be a platform for young and talented Esports players to showcase their skills and compete at the highest level. The next few days will feature more exciting matches and game titles and the outcome of all game titles will result in determining the overall champion of the tournament. Bandaranayake College starts steady in the race to overthrow 6-time ISEC champions Gateway College Colombo.

Find out the standings of the Schools at this year’s Championship at https://school.gamer.lk/standings/

Global System Solutions win Gamer.LK’s Mercantile Esports powered by SLT-MOBITEL

Global System Solutions win Gamer.LK’s Mercantile Esports powered by SLT-MOBITEL

Sri Lanka’s largest mercantile-level sporting event, Gamer.LK’s Mercantile Esports Championship powered by SLT-MOBITEL concluded recently with Global System Solutions (GSS) emerging as the overall Champions for the third consecutive year.

GSS emerged victorious with the most gold medals and thereby securing the Championship for the second year. Orel IT clinched second place and HSBC EDPL won third place.

“GSS takes pride in being the overall Mercantile Esports Champion successively for 3 years and continues to participate in this great event. Our thanks to the organizing team for the excellent work put in towards this year’s Championship as well as the constant support extended to all participants.” said Ian Bertus, the Chief HR & Legal Officer of GSS.

MEC ‘22 drew more than 1300 employees from 80 companies participating in 22 game titles. With over 250 matches played, the championship gave gaming enthusiasts the opportunity to represent their companies in Esports.

Recognised in 2019 as the 70th official sport in Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Esports continues to grow at a rapid pace and is widely regarded as the country’s ‘fastest-growing sport’.

“Gamer.LK’s Mercantile Esports Championship continues to grow in number of participants and companies each year. Esports is increasingly becoming a core interest in the world of sport and these numbers matter to the mercantile sector of Sri Lanka. We are very excited at the prospect that more and more companies are understanding and integrating Esports into their workplace models and we look forward to new ways of supplementing this growing interest.”, said Raveen Wijayatilake, the Founder of Gamer.LK and CEO of InGame Esports.

“Telecom and the Internet are particularly essential to the esports industry. SLT-MOBITEL aims to play a significant role as an enabler of esports and help to grow the local gaming ecosystem collectively, We powered MEC ’22 as the title sponsor working closely with Gamer.LK as a natural extension of our commitment to provide professional players and amateurs, connectivity and skills to realize their potential, cultivate outstanding esports players and let them shine internationally,” noted Prabhath Dahanayake, Group Chief Marketing Officer, SLT-MOBITEL.

The Championship was powered by SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider who were also the title partner. SLT-MOBITEL has been at the forefront of empowering digital entertainment and Esports in Sri Lanka with a wide range of products and solutions catering to gamers in the country.

Maximum Esports crowned Best Esports Clan at DIALOG-SLESA National Esports Awards ‘22

Maximum Esports crowned Best Esports Clan at DIALOG-SLESA National Esports Awards ‘22

Sri Lanka’s champion Esports athletes were recognised and felicitated at the seventh Dialog – SLESA National Esports Awards Ceremony held recently at the BMICH Colombo, under the patronage of Amal Edirisooriya, Director General of Sports.

The Sri Lanka Esports Association was formed in 2010 by Gamer.LK and four other leading Esports clans with the aim of promoting and developing Esports in the country. Sri Lanka Esports played a crucial role in standardising Esports in the country, adhering to international standards and rules to prepare young Esports athletes to reach the international level.

The National Esports Awards ceremony which began in 2013, returned after a brief hiatus of three years due to the pandemic, to acknowledge and honour the Esports athletes who have continued to excel in their performance in the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. Dialog Axiata, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and prolific promoter of sports, has stepped forward as the proud sponsor of Sri Lanka Esports, empowering Sri Lanka’s youth to engage and grow in the field of Esports. Dialog recognises Esports as the sport of the future and has been empowering Esports in Sri Lanka for over a decade. Dialog aims to enable the training and development of vital skills for Esports athletes locally and help bring structured Esports to all citizens of Sri Lanka.

The best-performing Esports athletes and clans of 2019, 2020 and 2021 were recognised at the event while the Esports athletes and clans who excelled in 2022 were awarded on stage. Maximum Esports was crowned as the Best Esports Clan of the year 2022 with many of its members also walking away with individual performance awards.

In a first for Sri Lanka and the South Asian region, the ceremony awarded Sri Lanka Esports National Colors to 39 Esports athletes who have represented the country on the international stage. This prestigious award is meant to encourage the next generation of Esports athletes to compete and strive for the highest possible level of excellence.

“Athletes and competitive organisations form the core of any sport, and Sri Lanka Esports strives to recognise the best performers and biggest contributors to the Sri Lankan Esports scene. The DIALOG-SLESA National Esports Awards puts the athlete front and center and acknowledges the feats of skill they’ve displayed both at home and abroad” said Raveen Wijayatilake, President of Sri Lanka Esports.

“We are thrilled to congratulate all the winners this year. At Dialog, we are proud to be the sponsor of Sri Lanka Esports and we are excited to continue our support in empowering local Esports athletes and promoting Esports as the sport of the future”, said Harsha Samaranayake, Vice President, Brand and Media – Group Marketing of Dialog Axiata PLC.

Sri Lanka Esports looks forward to the future with excitement and determination to continue its efforts in making Esports the number one sport in Sri Lanka. With the support of Dialog and other partners, Sri Lanka Esports aims to provide an environment for Esports athletes to develop their skills and compete at the highest levels internationally.

Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the Sri Lanka National Cricket, Volleyball, Netball and Esports teams. The Company also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, Schools Rugby, Premier Football and Paralympic sports by powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lankan contingent to the World Paralympic Games.

Gamer.LK to host thrilling Inter-School Esports Championship powered by SLT-MOBITEL

Gamer.LK to host thrilling Inter-School Esports Championship powered by SLT-MOBITEL

Gamer.LK, Sri Lanka’s premier Games & Esports organisation has opened registrations for the sixth edition of its Inter-School Esports Championship (ISEC) ’22 powered by SLT-MOBITEL. This Championship brings the excitement and thrill of Esports to over 150 schools across Sri Lanka as the country’s largest school-level sporting event. The Championship will be held online and is open to students enrolled in public and private schools in Sri Lanka.

The Ministry of Sports has also recognized Esports as a key focus sport, recognizing that exposing young people to Esports in school is crucial to giving them a competitive edge as Sri Lanka strives to excel internationally in Esports.

Students will register and compete online in 19 popular games, continuing the 2021 decision to hold the event online. Esports athletes from any government or private school can represent their school in team and individual games including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Mobile, Dota 2, Free Fire, League of Legends, Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege, Arena of Valor, and Valorant (Assetto Corsa eRacing, Clash Royale, FIFA 21, Real Cricket and Rocket League). Promotional titles Fall Guys and Overwatch will also be showcased. The Championship will also include a Women’s League including Clash Royale and Mario Kart Tour to recognise Sri Lanka’s top female student Esports athletes.

The Championship series was launched by Gamer.LK in 2016 to promote the benefits of well-organized and monitored school-level Esports. Studies have revealed that Esports have a number of benefits, including improved hand-eye coordination, team communication, problem-solving and critical thinking. The mission of Gamer.LK is to assist and promote students with an interest for Esports which is geared to be the sport of the future.

“With Esports being embraced by global sporting events like the Asian Games, we’re making best efforts to make sure Sri Lankan students are not left behind by the rest of the world. We have been organising the Inter-School Esports Championship since 2016 and have seen tremendous growth in students participating, and also parents and teachers understanding the importance of supporting the integration of Esports into the school system.” says Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of Gamer.LK & InGame Esports, and President, Sri Lanka Esports Association.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with a tournament created for this growing Esports segment. We believe it will provide an incredible tournament experience for the students, inspiring and driving them to the next level. We know our robust network will play a key role in facilitating the future of the Esports industry and we look forward to playing our part in supporting their passion for Esports and helping them reach their full potential,” stated Prabhath Dahanayke, Group Chief Marketing Officer, SLT-MOBITEL

This year’s Championship is powered by SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider who comes onboard as the title partner. SLT-MOBITEL has been at the forefront of empowering digital entertainment and Esports in Sri Lanka with product offerings catering to gamers in the country.

Matches begin in March 2023 with updates and more information on the Championship can be found at https://school.gamer.lk/.

Gamer.LK to host thrilling Inter-School Esports Championship powered by SLT-MOBITEL

Gamer.LK විසින් සංවිධානය කරනු ලබන SLT-MOBITEL මගින් බල ගැන්වූ අන්තර් පාසල් Esports ශූරතාවලිය නැවතත්

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රමුඛතම Games and Esports ආයතනය වන Gamer.LK විසින් සංවිධානය කරනු ලබන SLT-MOBITEL විසින් බලගැන්වූ අන්තර් පාසල් Esports ශුරතාවලියේ (Inter-School Esports Championship) ’22 හයවන අදියර සඳහා ලියාපදිංචි කිරීම අරම්භකර ඇත. දිවයිනේ විශාලතම පාසල් මට්ටමේ Esports ශූරතාවය ලෙස, මෙම ශූරතාවලිය ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පුරා පාසල් 150 කට අධික සංඛ්‍යාවකට Esports සදහා ඇති උද්‍යෝගකර හැගීමක් හඳුන්වා දෙයි. මෙම ශූරතාවලිය මාර්ගගත ක්‍රමයට පැවැත්වෙන අතර ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ රජයේ සහ පෞද්ගලික පාසල්වල සිටින සිසුන් සඳහා විවෘත වේ.

Esports සැලකිය යුතු අවධානයක් යොමු කල යුතු ක්‍රීඩාවක් ලෙස ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යාංශය විසින් පිළිගෙන ඇති අතර ශ්‍රී ලංකාව Esports ක්‍ෂේත්‍රය ගෝලීය වශයෙන් විශිෂ්ටත්වයට පත්කිරීම අරමුණු කර ගෙන තරඟකාරී වාසියක් ලබා දීම සඳහා පාසල් තුළ තරුණ තරුණියන්ට Esports සඳහා නිරාවරණයක් ලබා දීම අත්‍යවශ්‍ය බව එම අමාත්‍යාංශය පිළිගන්නා ලදී.

Gamer.LK විසින් 2016 දී මෙම ශූරතාවලි මාලාව ආරම්භ කරන ලද්දේ Esports පාසල් මට්ටමින් නියාමනයට සහ අධීක්‍ෂණය වෙනුවෙන් පෙනී සිටීම සඳහායි. පුද්ගලයකුගේ ඇස් සහ අත් අතර වූ සමායෝජන හැකියාව (hand-eye coordination) වැඩි දියුණුවීම, ප්‍රතික්‍රියා වේගය (reflexes and reactions), කණ්ඩායමක් තුල සන්නිවේදනය කිරීමේ හැකියාව ඉහල යාම, තීරණාත්මක අවස්ථාවලදී නිවැරදි තීරණ ගැනීමට ඇති හැකියාව සහ විවේචනාත්මක චින්තනය වැඩි දියුණුවීම ඇතුළු Esports හි ප්‍රතිලාභ ගණනාවක් ඇති බව අධ්‍යයනවලින් සොයාගෙන ඇත. Gamer.LK හි පරමාර්ථය වන්නේ අනාගතයේ ප්‍රමුඛතම ක්‍රීඩාව බවට පත්වනු ඇතැයි අපේක්ෂා කරන Esports පිලිබඳ උනන්දුවක් දක්වන සිසුන්හට දිරිගැන්වීම සහ සහය දීමයි.

එම තරගාවලිය මර්ගගත ක්‍රමය ඔස්සේ පැවැත්වීමට 2021 දී ගත් තීරණයට ඒ ආකාරයටම ඉදිරියටම රැගෙන යන අතර සිසුන්හට අන්තර්ජාලය හරහා ජනප්‍රිය Esports titles 19 ක් සඳහා ලියාපදිංචි වී තරඟ කිරීමට හැකියාව ලැබෙනු ඇත. Esport සඳහා සහභාගී වන රජයේ සහ පෞද්ගලික පාසල් සිසුන්ට කණ්ඩායම් සහ තනි ඉසව් වලදී තම පාසල නියෝජනය කළ හැක. එසේ නියෝජනය කල හැකි Esports titles වන්නේ; Assetto Corsa eRacing, Arena of Valor, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Mobile, Clash Royale, Dota 2, FIFA 21, Free Fire, League of Legends, Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege, Real Cricket, Rocket League and Valorant. එමන්ම Fall Guys සහ Overwatch වැනි ප්‍රවර්ධක තරඟාවලිද ප්‍රදර්ශනයට කටයුතු සලස්වා ඇත. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විශිෂ්ටතම ශිෂ්‍ය Esports ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් හඳුනා ගැනීම සඳහා Clash Royal සහ Mario Kart Tour ඇතුලත් කාන්තා ලීගයක් ද ශූරතාවලියට අන්තර්ගතකර ඇත.

Gamer.LK හා InGame Esports හි ප්‍රධාන විධායක නිලධාරී සහ Sri Lanka Esports හි සභාපති රවීන් විජයතිලක මෙසේ පවසයි, “අපි උපරිමයෙන් උත්සහ කරන්නේ ජාත්‍යන්තර මට්ටමෙන් ශීග්‍රයෙන් වර්ධනය වන මෙම ක්ෂේත්‍රය තුළ ශ්‍රී ලාංකික සිසුන් පසුබෑමකට ලක්නොවීම සහතික කිරීමටයි. මෙවර ආසියානු ක්‍රීඩා උළෙල දී Esports පදක්කම් ක්‍රීඩාවක් ලෙස එකතු කර ඇති අතර ශ්‍රී ලාංකාවේ ජාතික Esports කණ්ඩායම ඒ සඳහාතරඟ වැදීමට නියමිතයි. 2016 වසරේ සිට, අපි අන්තර් පාසල් Esports ශූරතාවලියේ පවත්වන අතර ශිෂ්‍ය සහභාගීත්වයේ සැලකිය යුතු වර්ධනයක් නිරීක්ෂණය කර ඇත. මීට අමතරව, බොහෝ දෙමාපියන් සහ ගුරුවරුන් පාසල් පද්ධතියට Esports ඒකාබද්ධ කිරීම අනුමත කිරීමේ වැදගත්කම හඳුනාගෙන ඇත.”

ප්‍රභාත් දහනායක, සමූහ ප්‍රධාන අලෙවි නිලධාරි SLT-MOBITEL මෙසේ අදහස් එකතු කරන ලදි, “පුළුල් වන Esports ක්ෂෙත්‍රය සඳහා නිර්මාණය කර ඇති තරඟාවලියක් සමඟ සහයෝගයෙන් කටයුතු කිරීමට ලැබීම ගැන අපි සතුටු වෙනවා. එය සිසුන්ට විශිෂ්ට තරඟාවලි අත්දැකීමක් ලබා දෙනු ඇතැයි අපි සිතනවා. අපගේ ශක්තිමත් ජාලය Esports ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ අනාගතයට පහසුකම් සැලසීමට උපකාරී වන බව අපි දැනුවත්. ඒවගේම Esports සඳහා ඔවුන්ගේ උද්යෝගයට සහය වීමට සහ ඔවුන්ගේ උපරිම හැකියාවන් සාක්ෂාත් කර ගැනීමට ඔවුන්ට සහාය වීමට අපි උනන්දුවී කටයුතු කරනවා.”

මෙවර ශූරතාවලිය සඳහා අනුග්‍රහය දක්වනු ලබන්නේ ජාතික තොරතුරු හා සන්නිවේදන තාක්ෂණ විසඳුම් සපයන්නා වන SLT-MOBITEL විසිනි. SLT-MOBITEL ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුළ ඩිජිටල් විනෝදාස්වාදය සහ Esports සවිබල ගැන්වීම සඳහා පෙරමුණ ගෙන සිටින අතර, රට තුළ Esports ක්‍රීඩකයින් සඳහා පහසුකම් සපයන නිෂ්පාදන සපයනු ලබයි.

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