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GCLL 2019 Winners Crowned!

GCLL 2019 Winners Crowned!

This years Gamer.LK Clans League of Legends League (GCLL) featured the newest tournament system set up by GLK; a Challenger League and a Pro League.
The Challenger League was an open tournament which amassed over 40 registrations. The top 2 teams of this tournament were given the opportunity to play in the Pro League.
LGN-PAX and Team Mystic made it through to the Pro League where they got to face the top 6 ranked League of Legends teams in the country.

After a thrilling two weeks the Pro League concluded on the 25th of November where nA – Phase took the finals with 3 – 0  score against PnX-R [3] D, with an advantage from the upper bracket. In their journey to the finals Phase met currently ranked #1 PnX-Lanka Lions, favourites to win the tournament, in the upper bracket final. They convincely beat  Lanka Lions 2 -1 on their way to finals.

Team R [3] D on the other hand had a tougher road to the finals. Dropping to the loser bracket early in the tournament, R [3] D was always one game away from being knocked out. Despite this they made it to the lower bracket finals where they met Lanka Lions and bested them in a best of 3 matchwith a score of 2 -1.

nA-Phase roster:

  • Disuru ‘Hawa’ Rathnayake (Captain)

  • Shashika ‘Candypanda’ Yushan

  • Tharuka ‘Kratos’ Fernando

  • Anjana ‘Mojo’ Amarasinghe

  • Eranda ‘Garfield’ Madushan

  • Kushan ‘Saber’ Dakshitha (Substitute)

From what we witnessed this was the most exciting GCLL so far since every team gave it their best at the pro league with intense nail biting finishes. Hard work finally paid off after hours and hours of late night practice, it’s really comfortable to play in a team that has five best friends. – Disuru ‘Hawa’ Rathnayake

Game 1

Game 2

Thé Kadé parts ways with PnX

Thé Kadé parts ways with PnX

After years of playing under the PnX banner, 3 of Sri Lanka’s top Dota 2 talent part ways with the clan. Mirsab “Paradox” Hassan, Viren “Hawkie” Dias and Munthasir “Toadboss” Shiraz played for Thé Kadé and later combined to play as Indomitus – both dominated the Sri Lankan Dota 2 scene for several years.

The move comes with the players looking for more flexibility to represent the country at international events outside of clan restrictions.

We spoke to Safwan “CB” Mansoor about this and he had this to say:

We decided to let go of Mirsab, Viren and Muntha because we respected their decision and we want to give them the opportunity to achieve their vision, even though them not representing the clan is going to be a big loss for our DOTA wing. They wanted to make the best team in the country with the best players out there and due to clan rivalry there were certain players that they wished to play with who were in different clans and they didn’t want a clan to be a barrier in making this team come true. So they communicated this with us and gave us the word that they will not represent any other clan and they want to go as a standalone team so that other players in other clans will be approachable and will not have any issue in joining them.

Sri Lanka to take part in Nations Cup in India

Sri Lanka to take part in Nations Cup in India

The Services Export Promotion Council of India is organizing Nations Cup for Esports in association with Esports Federation of India (ESFI) during the Global Exhibition on Services this from 25th to 28th November 2019. Sri Lanka is among the seven countries that have been invited to take part.

The honor of representing Sri Lanka was given to Mohamed ‘Ma$ter’ Mufeed for Pro Evolution Soccer. He is the first athlete since the official recognition of Esports in Sri Lanka earlier this year to represent the nation. Raveen Wijayatilake, president of the Sri Lanka Esports Association will be visiting India to discuss bilateral relations on how the Esports Federation of India and Sri Lanka Esports Association can work together to grow the South Asian Esports scene.

We wish him all the best for this tournament!

Inshi joins Team Apostrophe!

Inshi joins Team Apostrophe!

Inshani “Inshi” Shalinga is a Call of Duty 4 and Counter Strike Global Offensive player who has been actively participating in competitive gaming since 2017. She initially got into Esports by watching teams compete at SLT eSports 2017. She was quickly picked up by Maximum Esports early in 2018 and spent a year there. According to her, the lack of investment and focus from Max into multiplayer games was the motive for her move to TechMorph where she felt she could further her gaming career. Her decision was made easier when she found out that TechMorph had a female CoD4 team: Team Apostrophe. 

When asked about her perspective on the clan system as a female gamer Inshani had this to say :

“The clan system and the gaming environment is great and being around a male environment female players can learn a lot through their game-play.”

 

Orel IT and HSBC Data Processing Lanka face off at Mercantile Esports Grand Finals!

Orel IT and HSBC Data Processing Lanka face off at Mercantile Esports Grand Finals!

Over 100 companies from all across the island took part at the largest mercantile sporting event in the country – the Mercantile Esports Championship 2019 held on the 9th and 10th of November 2019 at Stein Studios. After two days of nail-biting Esports action, Orel IT and HSBC Data Processing Lanka (HDPL) qualified for the Grand Finals which will be held on the 1st of December at Stein Studios from 10 a.m. onwards.

Orel IT made a convincing mark at the event making their way to the finals with ease, while HSBC Data Processing Lanka Ltd. (HDPL), Calcey Technologies and Motion Miracles tied for the 2nd spot. After considering the overall participation across many titles, HDPL was sent through to the grand finals. 

The big match style Grand Finals will consist of a full day of activities, giveaways and Esports action as the two companies battle it out across 4 video game titles to earn their rights to the coveted Mercantile Esports Championship trophy. The selected video game titles for the Grand Finals are Call of Duty 4, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile and FIFA 19, with Tekken 7 being the tie-breaker. Tickets for the event will be available for purchase online at mercantile.gamer.lk or at the gate. 

RESULTS

Call of Duty 4

  • 1st Place: Orel IT – Team Azul
  • 2nd Place: GSS – Bad Boys
  • 3rd Place: Motion Miracles – Team Miracles

Counter Strike: Global Offensive

  • 1st Place: Motion Miracles – Team Miracles 
  • 2nd Place: Butani Capital – Legion
  • 3rd Place: Calcey Technologies – Final Resistance

Dota 2

  • 1st Place: Pattern Digital – Digital Chaos
  • 2nd Place: GSS – Global System Solution
  • 3rd Place: Aztech Enterprises – The Unpredictables

League of Legends

  • 1st Place: Orel IT – Skull Crushers
  • 2nd Place: Pearson – PRSN Back To School
  • 3rd Place: Surge Global – Surge

PUBG Mobile

  • 1st Place: Butani Capital – Butani Capital
  • 2nd Place: HDPL – IMMORTALS
  • 3rd Place: Pan Asia Banking Corporation – Team PABG

FIFA 19

  • 1st Place: HDPL – Akalanka “Akiiboyy” Perera
  • 2nd Place: Seven Media – Shehan Hewawitharana
  • 3rd Place: Food Studio LK – Ashan “Aquaman10” Somathilake

Need for Speed: MW

  • 1st Place: Calcey Technologies – Mario “xtremer21” Mendis
  • 2nd Place: Calcey Technologies – Ruveen “RAT” Thirimanne
  • 3rd Place: Orel IT – Harshana “NOISY BOY” Samaranayake

Mortal Kombat XL

  • 1st Place: Reliance Insurance Brokers – Praveen “zombi3″ J
  • 2nd Place: HealthRecon Connect – Rashad “RaSSyCZaR” Ameer
  • 3rd Place: Bluewhale – Dhanuka “amanuensis” Samarakoon

Clash Royale

  • 1st Place: RCM Medigain – Rajith “Rn’B” Weerasekara
  • 2nd Place: Orel IT – Kavinda “Dr.volcano” Dilshan
  • 3rd Place: HDPL – Nadeepa “Lord N” Edirisooriya

Tekken 7

  • 1st Place: The Bayleaf Colombo – Roshan “JURA” Jurampathy
  • 2nd Place: Motion Miracles – DaddyLongLegs
  • 3rd Place: Attune – Malindra “TechPenguin5” Perera

Fortnite

  • 1st Place: Fresco Batiks – Fauzaan “SPONGIEZ” Firoz
  • 2nd Place: HealthRecon Connect – Rashad “RaSSyCZaR” Ameer
  • 3rd Place: HealthRecon Connect – Hirusha “xZ3KEx” Gimhan

Womens – Need for Speed: MW

  • 1st Place: WSO2 Lanka – Kaumini “KaWWa” Gunasinghe
  • 2nd Place: CocoLuk – Yasara “WarQueen” De Silva
  • 3rd Place: Susila Holdings – Angaline “Gracious” Natasha

Womens – Mario Kart

  • 1st Place: CocoLuk – Yasara “WarQueen” De Silva
  • 2nd Place: Wiley Global – Nadeeshani “FOXY” Jayasinghe
  • 3rd Place: Apollo International School – Dhinelka “BitSy” Anthony

Womens – Mortal Kombat XL

  • 1st Place: WSO2 Lanka – Kaumini “KaWWa” Gunasinghe
  • 2nd Place: Apollo International School – Dhinelka “BitSy” Anthony
  • 3rd Place: LSEG Sri Lanka – Sujathani “sujindw” Warnakulasooriya
Lowkey Esports picks up two more local teams!

Lowkey Esports picks up two more local teams!

Earlier this month Lowkey eSports picked up their CS:GO team from Sri Lanka. The American organization has now expanded their horizons by acquiring Sri Lanka’s Lanka Lions (League of Legends) and Team L2k (Rainbow Six Siege). As such, the following athletes will play under Lowkey’s banner :

League of Legends squad:

  • Ashik “ASHSL” Saleeth (Captain)
  • Bhanuka “XiaoRaven” Ratnayake
  • Shalitha “Acelord” Chandraratne
  • Achintha “Nightmare” Konara
  • Seyed “Willy Wonka” Sajid

Rainbow Six Siege squad :

  • Dulshan “Fatalz” Lakvidu, (Captain)
  • Tejitha “Frosty” Nanayakkara, 
  • Sachethana “SACH” Liyanage, 
  • Gayan “JayV” Bandaranayake and 
  • Heshan “BL4NK” Virantha
  • Malith “ScorpioN” Prasanna (Substitute)
  • Gihan “Jay” Jayawardana (Substitute)

 

The league team has been coupled with Warren “LL Alpacalipstick” Wijayaratnam as their coach. He is an internationally recognized personality for coaching, famous for coupling principles of military science with his training ideology. 

“Lowkey Esports is the breakthrough we were hoping for all these years and we are very excited to work with our first coach ever. We are looking to revolutionize league scene in Sri Lanka but our main eye is on South Asian scene.”

Ashik “ASHSL” Saleeth, Captain of the League of Legends team

“Joining Lowkey Esports has been a tremendous opportunity for us and a much needed change which allows us to discover our full potential as a team.

We can say that we have been dominant in the Sri lankan Rainbow Six Siege competitive scene without sounding too arrogant since we have won almost every single tournament we’ve competed in for the past 2-3 years. We are planning to focus on ESL India tournaments next year as that is currently the highest level of competition we can compete in due to region restrictions. We are lucky to be playing under Lowkey Esports and we are motivated to improve than ever before.”

Sachethana “SACH” Liyanage, Member of the Rainbow Six Team

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