The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) has endorsed the Inter-School Esports Championship being hosted by Gamer.LK and the Sri Lanka Esports Association. This is the second show of support by the NOCSL for Esports in Sri Lanka, with the first being Sri Lanka’s participation in the 18th Asian Games, where Esports was included as a demonstration sport. In a letter to the Sri Lanka Esports Association, Secretary General of the NOCSL Maxwell De Silva acknowledged the growth of Esports in Sri Lanka and the activities conducted to promote the sport. It went on to align the NOCSLs support to the 2022 Asian Games campaign where Esports is set to be a medal event.
The 4th annual Inter-School Esports Championship will be held in the same format as this years Inter-University Esports. The qualifiers will take place on the 21st and 22nd of September where the top 2 schools will proceed to the grand finals to be held on the 12th of October. This years Inter-School Esports Championship is powered by Sri Lanka Telecom, and supported by Laptop partner DELL along with media partners MTV/MBC.
This years Inter-School Esports hopes to surpass last years numbers of over 1,000 registered participants from over 100 schools across Sri Lanka.