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Perera and Sons committed to raising the bar for Sri Lankan Esports with Gamer.LK

Perera and Sons committed to raising the bar for Sri Lankan Esports with Gamer.LK

Esports has been growing rapidly over the last few years in Sri Lanka with an exponential number of players entering what is widely regarded as the “fastest growing sport” in Sri Lanka. Perera and Sons partnered with Gamer.LK in 2019 and stepped into the fray to amplify the local Esports culture with two massive online championships featuring popular Esports titles.

This year, Perera and Sons returns in partnership with Gamer.LK to launch the second edition of the championships, the PUBG Mobile P&S Series and the P&S Free Fire Contenders featuring Sri Lanka’s most popular Esports titles. Both championships will be team based battle royale tournaments, starting off with qualifier group stages progressing to knockout based semi-final and final rounds.

Perera and Sons has upped the ante this year for both tournaments with a prize pool of Rs. 150,000 for the PUBG Mobile P&S Series and a prize pool of Rs. 50,000 for the P&S Free Fire Contenders.

Both championships are officially endorsed by the Sri Lanka Esports Association and results will contribute to national player rankings. This significantly opens up opportunities for local players who – based on their performance and subsequent ranking – could be eligible for national Esports team roster consideration. The PUBG Mobile P&S Series is also endorsed by the developers of PUBG Mobile, Tencent Holdings, making it an internationally recognized tournament.

Last year’s championships by Perera and Sons received a massive amount of interest and engagement from the Sri Lankan gaming and Esports community with over 170,000 viewers tuning in, a social reach of 2 million, and over 1,300 players participating.

Perera and Sons has been a household brand for over a century, bringing people together through its meals. While last year’s championships upheld this enriching tradition through various engagements, this year’s championships promise to take it even further. Anyone who registers for the championships will also be registered for the Perera and Sons Family First loyalty program which entitles its members to a range of exclusive benefits and privileges. The gaming and Esports community will also get to be a part of uplifting the lives of Sri Lankans through the Perera and Sons Manumehewara CSR initiative.

“When we first partnered with Gamer.LK we saw how Esports is more than just a sport, and brings people of all walks of life together in a supportive and ever evolving culture. Esports is the future of all sports, and with the Asian Games 2022 including Esports as medal events we are committed to supporting both players and the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka as they take Sri Lankan Esports to the world” Perera & Sons Managing Director Gihan Perera stated.

Both championships are poised to be novel experiences for the Sri Lankan gaming and Esports community. Players can now register teams for both tournaments at https://gamer.lk/pereraandsons

Gamer.LK takes Esports to schools with Inter-School Esports Championship 2021 powered by Samsung

Gamer.LK takes Esports to schools with Inter-School Esports Championship 2021 powered by Samsung

  • The largest School-level sporting event returns for its 5th year
  • Players can represent their schools across 20 different game titles
  • Over 150 schools are expected to take part with the event being held online due to the current pandemic situation

Gamer.LK, the leader in Esports and Digital Entertainment experiences in Sri Lanka has announced the return of the Inter-School Esports Championship for 2021 powered by Samsung Sri Lanka. This year’s Championship is the 5th edition of the event which has come to be known as the largest school-level sporting event in the country, with 150 schools from across the island taking part in the last edition.

The Championship this year has moved to a completely online setting due to the ongoing pandemic situation, allowing competitors to take part from the safety of their own home across 20 popular gaming titles. Esports athletes from any government or international school can represent their School and compete across a number of team games (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Mobile, Dota 2, Free Fire, League of Legends, Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile, Rainbow Six Siege and Valorant) and individual games (Assetto Corsa eRacing, Clash Royale, FIFA 21, Real Cricket and Rocket League). In addition, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite and Halo Infinite will be held as exhibition, promotional titles. The Championship will also feature a Women’s League (with Clash Royale, Dota 2, League of Legends, Mario Kart Tour and Valorant) in order to recognise the best female student Esports athletes in Sri Lanka.

The Championship began in 2016 with the intention of showcasing the positive aspect of structured and regulated Esports at a school-level. The event has continued with students from national schools such as Royal College, S. Thomas’ College, Ananda College, Nalanda College, D. S. Senanayake College, Isipathana College, Maliyadeva College, Zahira College as well as International schools such as Gateway College, Lyceum International School, Royal Institute and many more taking part. Gateway College has successfully held onto the Championship in all the previous editions held in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and are the defending champions.

Esports, short for Electronic Sports, is the competitive play of video games – a fast growing sport across the world and an officially recognised sport in Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Sports. Esports athletes from Sri Lanka have represented their country at an international level and are looking to bring home a medal when they compete in Esports at the 19th Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China.

Esports has also been recognised as a key focus sport by the Ministry of Sports locally and a healthy exposure to Esports at a school-level plays a vital part in today’s youth gaining the competitive edge as Sri Lanka looks towards international achievements in Esports.

The benefits of Esports are many, with studies showing cognitive growth, better hand-eye coordination, enhanced communication skills with team members and increased critical thinking for problem solving. Gamer.LK extends its fullest support to assist schools to embrace Esports as it is positioned to be the sport of the future.

Samsung Sri Lanka comes onboard as the title sponsor for the Inter-School Esports Championship this year. Samsung has been at the forefront of developing products and services for gamers and promoting Esports in Sri Lanka over the years, as it was identified as the fastest growing sport in the country.. As a result, Samsung in partnership with Gamer.LK have successfully initiated and completed many large scale gaming tournaments, amassing over 1,000 participants from around the country and a staggering 175,000 people watching the tournaments over live-streams.

Registrations for the Inter-School Esports Championship 2021 are now open online at https://school.gamer.lk and will close on 13 December 2021.

Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates regarding the 2021 Mercantile Esports Championship, other tournaments and Esports news.

Gamer.LK announces the Mercantile Esports Championship 2021 powered by Samsung

Gamer.LK announces the Mercantile Esports Championship 2021 powered by Samsung

  • The largest Mercantile-level sporting event returns for its 6th consecutive year
  • Players can represent their companies and workplaces across 20 different game titles
  • Over 100 companies are expected to take part with the event being held online due to the current pandemic situation

Gamer.LK, the leader in Esports and Digital Entertainment experiences in Sri Lanka has announced the return of the Mercantile Esports Championship for 2021 powered by Samsung Sri Lanka. The Mercantile Esports Championship is recognised as the largest annual Mercantile-level sporting event, with 20 different game titles to choose from this year. This year’s Mercantile Esports Championship marks the 6th consecutive year the event has been held since its start back in 2016.

The 2020 Mercantile Esports Championship, was the first time the event was moved to a completely online setting due to the global pandemic. This year’s event remains an online event, allowing everyone to participate from the safety of their own home or office. This move brought many participants to last year’s championship, with over 800 registered players and a new champion being crowned.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE MERCANTILE ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP:
  • 2016 – Virtusa
  • 2017 – Virtusa
  • 2018 – MillenniumIT
  • 2019 – Orel IT
  • 2020 – Global Systems Solutions

Samsung Sri Lanka comes onboard as the title sponsor for the Mercantile Esports Championship. Samsung has been at the forefront of developing products and services for gamers and promoting E-sports in Sri Lanka over the years, as it was identified that the youth are very passionate about it. As a result, Samsung in partnership with Gamer.LK have successfully initiated and completed many large scale gaming tournaments, amassing over 1,000 participants from around the country and a staggering 175,000 people streaming the tournaments each time.

To Energize the championship, Red Bull steps up with their signature brand of flair and energy. They have also been a significant part of Sri Lanka’s Esports growth over the years, giving wings to Sri Lankan gamers by partnering with & conducting unique Esports events.

 

GAME TITLES AT THIS YEAR’S MERCANTILE ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP

Team Games

  • Call of Duty 4
  • League of Legends
  • DOTA 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Free Fire
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Valorant

Individual Games

  • Clash Royale
  • eRacer (Assetto Corsa)
  • eFootball (FIFA ‘21)
  • Real Cricket
  • Rocket League

Women’s League Titles

  • Mario Kart Tour
  • Valorant Deathmatch
  • League of Legends 1v1
  • DOTA 2 1v1
  • Clash Royale

Casual Titles

  • Call of Duty: Warzone

 

Register now for the Mercantile Esports Championship 2021 at – https://ingame.gg/event/mercantile-esports-championship-21

Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates regarding the 2021 Mercantile Esports Championship, other tournaments and Esports news.

DISHAN crowned champion of the eFootball Championship Season 2 by Gamer.LK!

DISHAN crowned champion of the eFootball Championship Season 2 by Gamer.LK!

  • DISHAN takes 1st place at the eFootball Championship Season 2
  • LALANKA comes in 2nd place, with SID taking 3rd place
  • Both Dishan & Lalanka qualified for the Asian Football Gaming Championship

Season 2 of Gamer.LK’s eFootball Championship powered by the Republic of Gamers (ROG), concluded with some amazing matches held between some of the top FIFA ‘21 players in Sri Lanka. This season had 45 gamers all competing for the top spot and a chance to qualify for the Asian Football Gaming Championship.

During the final stage of the tournament, Dishan “DISHAN” Nithiananthan had a fantastic run, beating his opponents with substantial point differences. However, in the semi finals he had to face-off against the previous champion and the then #1 FIFA player in the country – Sachin “SID” Dematapitiya. Despite the fact that this may have been his toughest opponent, DISHAN was able to close out the game 2 – 1 against SID and moved on to the grand finals.

At the grand finals, DISHAN battled against Lalanka “LANLANKA” Wijesundara, who had fought his way through to the finals all the way up from qualifier 1. Although a worthy adversary, DISHAN managed to best LALANKA, closing the game out 2 – 0 in the best of 3.

Both DISHAN and LANLANKA qualified for the Asian Football Gaming Championship and went to compete. However, they were unable to make it through to the finals, but showed the world the potential of the Esports athletes in Sri Lanka.

Winner: Dishan “DISHAN” Nithiananthan
Runner-up: Lalanka “LANLANKA” Wijesundara
Second Runner-up: Sachin “SID” Dematapitiya

Asus Sri Lanka is the official technology partner and Red Bull Sri Lanka is the exclusive energy drink partner of the eFootball Championship Season 2 by Gamer.LK

Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates about Season 2 of the eFootball Championship and future FIFA ‘21 tournaments.

Player Auction concludes after historic 6-hour long bidding war at the Gamer.LK Singer Esports Premier League ‘21

Player Auction concludes after historic 6-hour long bidding war at the Gamer.LK Singer Esports Premier League ‘21

  • Singer Esports Premier League Player Auctions held on the 28th of September
  • 6 hour livestream held to determine players for the 12 franchise teams
  • Playoffs for the Singer Esports Premier League began October 4th
  • Top 9 teams from the playoffs to move on to the super weekend
  • Super weekend begins today (Saturday, 9th October)

With the conclusion of the Qualifier Finals, Gamer.LK’s Singer Esports Premier League ‘21 moved on to the Player Auctions phase, which was held on September 28th. Here the team managers of the 12 franchise teams, were in a bidding war to build their team with the best players they could acquire, without spending all their points. After the 6 hour Player Auction livestream, the team compositions were as follows:

 

Franchise Teams and Players for the Singer Esports Premier League ‘21
Bamba Bears (Team Manager – Gayan De Silva)

– Dulara ‘BTXSCOUT’ De Silva
– Mohamed ‘GAMEOVRRAZZZ’ Razly
– Supuni ‘GRLSUPU’ Ravindya
– Muhammad ‘HOPE M’ Nabeel
– Sadurshan ‘HOPEPUREAIM’ Sarvana
– Nishel ‘IM GTBUSTER’ Silva
– Puvanenthiran ‘MAFIA ROCKY’ Niluxshan

 

Eastern Gladiators (Team Manager – Harindu Amaratunga)

– Seiyed ‘XCHELCURT’ Hamza
– Azahi ‘AZAHI LEO’ Munaf
– Tharaka ‘DEXTER’ Lakshan
– Samitha ‘FN1 HORSE’ Thiwanka
– YAEESH ‘SL YAIYA’ Thamkeen
– Sharan ‘JIGSAW’ Imamdeen
– Nadeem ‘NOXXY’ Nishaam

 

Gampaha Gorillas (Team Manager – Nadeeshani Jayasinghe)

– Raveen ‘SATANTR’ Shavinda
– Umair ‘Punisher’ Sufiyan
– Dulisha ‘DADDY’ Akalanka
– Mohamed ‘GODV’ Manazir
– Prekash ‘SATOSHI’ Jeewarathnam
– Achintha ‘BISHOPP’ Methsara
– Mohamed ‘RASHATH’ Rashath

 

Kandurata Kings (Team Manager – Navod Bopitiya)

– Riham ‘TAUTER’ Ramzi
– Sahan ‘MCKAY’ Jayasuriya
– Mohamed ‘Anza’ Ansaf
– Rishad ‘RIO’ ahamed
– Anushger ‘KP’ Sivabalan
– Disura ‘ZUES’ Yasanjith

 

Kotuwa Ravens (Team Manager – Lahiru Herath)

– Tharusha ‘THOR’ Nethsara
– Reshan ‘RÉSHA’ kavishka
– Avishka ‘FOURARMS’ Srihan
– Shahran ‘SHAZ’ ahamed
– Alex ‘ALEX1337’ Fernando
– Thavindu ‘THAVI’ Theekshana
– Zainy ‘DUMBY’ Jabir

 

Northern Rangers (Team Manager – Sajith Wijesiri)

– Shaid ‘SHAY’ Ahmed
– Kamash ‘GODZYYY’ Gunasekera
– Chamuditha ‘LUCIFER’ Watshan
– Fahaadh ‘BEE’ Sirajudeen
– Chamalka ‘PANDAA’ Gunawardhana
– Mohamed ‘TIKTOK’ Zahid
– Rizly ‘RIZO’ Ahzn

 

Rajarata Giants (Team Manager – Tharindu Wijesinghe)

– Vishwa ‘VISH’ Adeepa
– Sandil ‘VISKY’ Bandara
– George ‘FRAGGER’ Pereira
– Akmal ‘CREEZY’ Jeslin
– Mohamed ‘VENOM’ Amanullah
– Pawan ‘RAPTOR’ Senanayake
– Mohammed ‘Minator’ Rizan

 

Sabaragamuwa Knights (Team Manager – Prageeth Dassanayake)

– Dilisha ‘DEXSTER’ Weerasingha
– Ramesh ‘JIMMY’ Fernando
– Mohamed ‘SHAAE’ Shahaan
– Ashwin ‘Azzwin’ wickramaarachchi
– Kavinda ‘TWEAK’ Chenuka
– Amanulla ‘Amaan ‘ Unais
– Dilki ‘BABYDOLL’ Ranasinghe

 

Southern Sharks (Team Manager – Kasun Wijesekara)

– Dinuka ‘REXTER RF’ Himansha
– Samith ‘SAMITHA’ Madushanka
– Ijas ‘Jay’ Mohammed
– Amru ‘BLAZE’ Zamzam
– Anton ‘SANTA’ Fernando
– Buwaneka ‘BUWA’ Buddima

 

UVA Bandits (Team Manager – Kamith Gajanayaka)

– Nadeesh ‘IRON’ De Silva
– Shamal ‘KILZ’ Kaushan
– Gaveshkaa ‘ROOT’ Lakshan
– Shaveen ‘GRUMPY’ Illukpitiya
– Akeel ‘CHARLIE’ Ramzeen
– Sanjana ‘NOIZY’ Rathnayake
– Maristan ‘MARISTOP’ Stekan

 

Wayamba Raiders (Team Manager – Safwan Mansoor)

– Ranithu ‘ERRORBAE’ Senevirathne
– Tharindu ‘Mamatha’ induwara
– Chamika ‘IMT NIKY’ Rasangi
– Kavinda ‘KAVI’ Silva
– Zaid ‘BAYMAX’ Zaharan
– Ushan ‘JUDA’ Sankalpa
– Udesh ‘KAVIYA’ Kavindu

 

Western Warriors (Team Manager – Janith Rajapakse)

– Merash ‘MERASH’ Chnuka
– Pasan ‘ZEUS’ Chamathka
– Rizny ‘RAZOR’ Azmy
– Shalika ‘ROMAN’ Chamoth
– Sandakelum ‘Kelum’ Ranasighe

 

After the player auctions, the teams headed into the playoffs, where the top 9 teams would move into the super weekend and the final phase of the Singer Esports Premier League. From the 12 teams, the 9 teams which made it through to the super weekend were; Eastern Gladiators, Western Warriors, UVA Bandits, Southern Sharks, Gampaha Gorillas, Rajarata Giants, Kotuwa Ravens, Northern Rangers and the Wayamba Raiders. The super weekend begins today (Saturday, 9th October) from 3pm onwards

 

EPL is sponsored by
Title Partner Singer Sri Lanka
Refreshing partner Sprite
Clothing partner Moose Clothing Company
Smartphone partner Samsung
Food partners Pizza Hut Sri Lanka & Taco Bell Sri Lanka
Gaming Laptop partner Dell
Digital Partner Daraz Online Shopping
Banking partner FriMi
Online media partner NewsWire

 

Be sure to stay tuned to Gamer.LK’s website and social media for updates regarding the Singer Esports Premier League ‘21 and other Esports news.

Penalties against document forgery carried out at Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship ‘21

Penalties against document forgery carried out at Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship ‘21

During Gamer.LK’s annual Inter-University Esports Championship back in July ‘21, a player was unable to provide further proof against a document forgery accusation.

As such, the following player has been banned for a period of two years effective immediately:

  • Akila “Gadget Malli” Fonseka (expires 15th July 2023)

This ban extends to all tournaments organised by Gamer.LK and all ranked tournaments as per the decision of the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA),

Forging of documents constitutes fraud and is a criminal offense. Misrepresentation of oneself using fraudulent documents to Gamer.LK Officials is a grave offence that merits severe penalties.

Gamer.LK and the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA) take the integrity of tournaments organised for the Sri Lankan Esports community very seriously. We aim to take Esports to newer audiences through these events and such acts work against our efforts. We appreciate the support of the community in assisting where necessary by reporting such instances so that we are able to uphold a fair playing field.