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Gamer.LK’s Inter-University Esports Championship 2019 powered by SLT Fibre concluded its qualifier phase this past weekend at Stein Studios. 50 universities signed up to battle it out for a spot at the grand finals, with the top 2 universities qualifying.

Out of the 13 titles played, both SLIIT and IIT managed top 3 positions in 5 titles each, confirming their grand final slots. APIIT came in a close 3rd place trailing the leaders by just a few points. NSBM took 4th place dashing their chance of a top 2 position when their PUBG Mobile teams failed to show up for the qualifier final.

The games throughout the 2 days were powered by high-speed SLT Fibre connectivity which were conducted smoothly and on schedule. The live stream, also powered by SLT Fibre, received over 100,000 viewers over the two days on facebook live and YouTube Gaming.

DELL Sri Lanka conducted a media launch of their DELL Gaming line of laptops. Popular Sri Lankan tech YouTuber Chanuxbro took to the stage to speak about their premium design with thin bezels and lightweight portability. Chrishan Fernando, country manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives and Sri Lanka marketing manager Ruwan Gamage also graced the occasion.

The Esports athletes were fueled by Energy Drink partner Red Bull throughout the 2 days, and their hunger kept at bay by Taco Bell and Pizza Hut who had sales stalls at the event. There to give some amazing cashback offers was FriMi with 30% cashback on event registration and 40% cashback on Tacos and Pizza!

Samsung provided an exclusive preview of their Galaxy A80 smartphone with rotating triple-camera setup. Participants had hands-on time with the new device which will be launched soon in Sri Lanka.

Qualifier results:

Mariokart 8 (Women’s)

1st Place: UOJ – Piyumi Madhushani
2nd Place: SLIIT – Nadeeshani Jayasinghe
3rd Place: OpenArc Campus – Janithi Maheshi

eRacer (Women’s)

1st Place: NSBM – Shenelle moses
2nd Place: SLIIT – Nadeeshani Jayasinghe
3rd Place: OpenArc Campus – Janithi Maheshi

Mortal Kombat XL (Women’s)

1st Place: CCS – Udara Wickramarathne
2nd Place: NSBM – Tharushi Liyanage
3rd Place: AMDT – Ninuri Asalya

Rainbow Six Siege

1st Place: SLIIT – Frustrated Ash MainZ
2nd Place: IIT – ZeroRecoil
3rd Place: IIT – monkaS

Call of Duty 4

1st Place: IIT – Team IIT
2nd Place: KDU – Team KDU
3rd Place: SLIIT – Team SLIIT.FTW

DOTA 2

1st Place: APIIT – DoYouHaveaDeathwish
2nd Place: NSBM – B-tec
3rd Place: NSBM – Jesus Had Aegis

League of Legends

1st Place: SLIIT – Team SLIIT
2nd Place: IIT – Team IIT
3rd Place: APIIT – APIITABA

Clash Royale

1st Place: CSCT – Salmaan Naushad
2nd Place: WBA – Afdhal Muvaffik
3rd Place: UVT – M.A sampath

Project Cars

1st Place: KDU – Nimnaka Perera
2nd Place: APIIT – Malindra Perera
3rd Place: ESOFT – Oluka Ranasingha

FIFA 19

1st Place: UOM – Sachin Dematapitiya
2nd Place: WBU – Afdhal Muvaffik
3rd Place: IIT – Suwadith Srithar

Mortal Kombat XL

1st Place: ICBT – Mohammad Rashad Ameer
2nd Place: APIIT – Vihan Nissanka
3rd Place: KIU – E A M Ransika

Tekken 7

1st Place: IIT – Byungcharn Lee
2nd Place: APIIT – Malindra Perera
3rd Place: ICBT – Mohammad Rashad Ameer

Fortnite

1st Place: ANC – Rehan Thatsara
2nd Place: AIC – Thenuka Dharmarathne
3rd Place: IIT – Pavan Perera

What to expect at the grand finals

The grand final titles list is as follows:

  • Call of Duty 4
  • Dota 2
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Mario Kart (Women’s)

Each win will give the University a point. In the event of a tie-breaker, number of rounds won, match time and lap time etc will be taken into account to break the tie.

TacoBell Sri Lanka will be awarding the “Gamer to Taco’Bout” with Rs 5,000 worth of vouchers! Samsung will be giving away a brand new Galaxy A80 smartphone to a lucky winner who has liked their facebook page, and Red Bull has a surprise for everyone who shares content about the finals with the #RedBullSriLanka!

In addition to the exciting sponsor segments, Dhanith Sri and Drill Team will be performing at the event so you can get your groove on while enjoying some nail biting Esports action!

Date: 6th July 2019
Time: 10am onwards
Venue: Stein Studios
Ticket price: Rs. 325

Tickets are available here:
https://gamer.lk/go/iuec19ticket

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