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For the eleventh consecutive year, Gamer.LK – the leader in Esports and Digital Entertainment experiences, organized the national Esports Championship – Sri Lanka Cyber Games (SLCG) powered by Dialog Gaming. Considered Sri Lanka’s flagship Esports tournament, SLCG 2018, provides the platform for Esports athletes from across the country to showcase their talents and  marks the end of the local Esports calendar.

Sri Lanka Cyber Games has evolved into a grand celebration of Esports

Originating from humble beginnings with a few hundred participants in 2008, SLCG has evolved into a grand celebration of Esports and video gaming. The Championship drew over 3,000 participants this year who took part across the most popular gaming titles in the country, battling it out in-game with live commentary with matches being on display on giant screens as well as streamed online. 

SLCG was hosted within Play Expo Sri Lanka, the only Digital Entertainment & Technology expo in Sri Lanka also organized by Gamer,LK, showcasing the latest technology and experiences available for digital entertainment enthusiasts and anyone interested in audio, video, music, movies, gaming and their related technologies. Play Expo Sri Lanka boasted a prize pool of over 5 million LKR, the largest prize pool ever offered for Esports and video gaming in the country. 

The 9 main Esports clans of Sri Lanka, recognized by the Sri Lanka Esports Association which are Death Pact, Division Esports, Evox E-Sports, Maximum eSports, n00b Alliance, Phoenix Gaming, TECH Morph Gamers, Wolfgang e-Sports and Xiphos eSports took part in the tournament.

Phoenix Gaming defends Championship, Xiphos Esports comes second

After three days of intense, nail-biting Esports action and fierce in-game rivalry, Phoenix Gaming defended the coveted overall Championship title for the third consecutive year with Xiphos Esports and n00b Alliance securing the second and third places respectively. 

Thanks largely to the efforts of Gamer.LK in promoting Esports as a gender-neutral sport, this year’s Championship saw an increased participation of girl gamers with an exhibition Women’s Call of Duty match also taking place at the event. In addition, a separate Kid’s Esports segment was also held in the aim of promoting competitive video gaming to the future generations.

Inaugural eRacer Championship and Mobile Gaming Championship

Alongside SLCG 2018, this year also saw the introduction of the inaugural eRacer Championship in association with TopGear. Complete with Red Bull racing seats, racing wheels and pedals, large-screen TVs and the tracks on Project CARS, the Championship was hosted in the aim of seeking out Sri Lanka’s fastest eRacer.  

In addition, this year also saw the inclusion of Sri Lanka’s first-ever competitive Mobile-Gaming Championship with the Mobile Partner Huawei, showcasing popular mobile titles such as Clash Royale, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile and Mobile Legends.

Industry leaders powering Sri Lanka Cyber Games

Leading companies extended their support to SLCG this year. Dialog Gaming stepped in to power SLCG and showcased an array of digital entertainment products and services at the Dialog experience zones at Play Expo. Red Bull came on board as the official energy drink partner and DELL became the Gold Sponsor. The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) committed their support to the event in their efforts to promote the Sri Lankan startup eco-system in the digital entertainment space and Electronic Sports.

Huawei was the Mobile Partner for the event while Honda was the Motorbike Partner and they gave away a Honda Navi to the winner of their mobile game Rider Rush. FriMi came onboard as the official Digital Banking Partner and offered discounts at the Mega Geek Sale happening on all three days of the event. MSI, a long standing supporter of Esports was the technology partner and KISS FM was the Radio Partner for the event. ReadMe was the Digital Media Partner for the event with Elektro Revo being the Lighting Partner and LetMeKnow as the Coverage Partner for the event. 

Winners List for Sri Lanka Cyber Games 2018

Following is the full list of winners from Sri Lanka Cyber Games 2018:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Champions – Noob Alliance (Team Archon)

Harry Manoharan 

Nisal Jayasundara

Vishal Perera

Navod Bopitiya

Abdulla Llafir

Mohammed Zaid

Second Place – Phoenix Gaming (Team iMex)

Sameera 

Imalsha

Tharusha

Pathum

Chathura

Third Place – Phoenix Gaming (Team PulseCORE)

Dinesh Kumara 

Pamitha Alahakoon

Dinesh Jayathunga

Jayath Lakshitha

Mohamed Bilal

COUNTER STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE

Champions – Xiphos Esports (Team Xiphos CSGO)

Geeshan Jayaraj

Omal Prabuddha

Zayyan Ali

Sanjeevan Kalaieesan

Shakir Razak

Hiran Erangana

Second Place – Phoenix Gaming (Heroes eSports)

Andrew Damien

Raqeeb Marzook

Kavishkar Jayaraj

Aslam Rahman

Muzakkir Fahim

Aaron Mark

Third Place – Maximum Esports (Revolutionary Gamers)

Musaffer Muzin

Muaath Muzin

Athahur Rahman

Gayan Hasanka

Ziham Baba

DOTA 2

Champions – Phoenix Gaming (Indomitus)

Mohammed Walid

Mohammed Shafraz

Haneef Shiraz

Munthasir Shiraz

Viren Dias

Second Place – Xiphos Esports (Victorious Secret)

Mandula Sugathapala

Isuru Lokuge

Kevin Dashitha

Shauban Rushdi

Kaveesha Kangasuru

Kalhara Keith

Third Place – Division Esports (Team Deat Sentence)

Muksith ajwath

Shenal daniel

Heshan sanjaya

Anupama wettasinghe

Aarathanan siva

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

Champions – Phoenix Gaming (Lankan Lions)

Shalitha Chandraratne

Ashik Saleeth

Hilal Jismy

Achintha Konara

Akthar Hafeez

Prabu Thanenthiran

Second Place – Phoenix Gaming (Team RED)

Kasun Withanage

Rihan Riyaz

Addil Jizmy

Nishal Ranweerasinghe

Sheran Wijesinghe

Vijai Shanker

Dilushan

Third Place – Noob Alliance (Immortal Dynasty)

Poojana Sirimanna

Hareen Chanthuka

Viran Nissanka

Shashitha Lakal

Susara Ruwantha

Janith Rajapakse

Harivarshen Selvarajah

OVERWATCH

Champions – Noob Alliance (Blackwatch)

Ruvinda Ranaweera 

Ruvin Kularathna

Michika Iranga

Vinu Randula

Madhushan Dassanayake

Preba Shan

Sampath Widushan

Second Place – Xiphos Esports (Nitro Zeus)

Dulaj Gunawardena 

Najith Kalhan

Deshan Alahakoon

Hansan Zain

Rashad Ameer

Dineth Dulanjaya

Asitha Jayawardena

Darren Johnson

Third Place – Noob Alliance (The Money Team)

Deshan Thilakaratna

Venuja Silva

Chirath Hasan

Nuwan Dhanushka

Sajintha Kumasaru

isuru jayasooriya

SPECIAL FORCE 2

Champions – Maximum Esports (Azgard)

Akash Prabashwara

Amith Salinda

Sapuna Liyanage

Hasith Samaraweera

Ranush Vimantha

Vihanga Uwanthake

Second Place – Noob Alliance (Team Reconnected)

Kasun Harsha

Geeth Madusanka

Anjana Amarasinga

Nimesh Tharindu

Vinura Maddumaarchchi

Chamila Roshan

Third Place – Noob Alliance (Team Dark Knightz)

Lahiru Kirieldeniya

Darshana Piumal

Hasala Diluk

Himasha Perera

Shehara Amanthana

Navod Bopitiya

Norudu

RAINBOW SIX SIEGE

Champions – Xiphos Esports (Live to Kill)

Dulshan Lakvidu

Tejitha Dilshan Nanayakkara

Sachethana Liyanage

P.L.A.Heshan Virantha

Gayan Bandaranayake

Malith Prasanna

Second Place – Xiphos Esports (Team Pokerface)

Sandupama Dabare

Tashen Rajapaksha

Sachira Nuwanga

Reshika Sandeepa

Manula Athalge

Third Place – Phoenix Gaming (Last Warning)

Manaz Mafaz

Mohamed Alhan

Mohamed Arkam

Sajid Suhail

Mohamed Inaam

Mohamed Ashi

CLASH ROYALE

Champion

Phoenix Gaming – Parthifan

Second Place

Noob Alliance – Joel Joung

Third Place

Phoenix Gaming – Nazir Hassan

FIFA 19

Champion

Maximum Esports – Kushan Senanayake

Second Place

Maximum Esports – Janith Aramatunge

Third Place

Maximum Esports – Ateeq Roomy

FORTNITE

Champion

Phoenix Gaming – Rehan Thatsara

Second Place

Standalone – Dinuga Weeraratne

Third Place

Standalone – Shane Madu

INJUSTICE 2

Champion

Xiphos Esports – Rashad Ameer

Second Place

Xiphos Esports – Praveen  Jeganadan

Third Place

Xiphos Esports – Umashankar  Raja

TEKKEN 7

Champion

Phoenix Gaming – Roshan Jurampathy

Second Place

Xiphos Esports – Rashad Ameer

Third Place

Phoenix Gaming – Dillon Jayesingha

PUBG MOBILE

Champion – Maximum Esports

Div ‘DS’ Deviiii’ Alwis

Kavindu ‘Kavindu2’ Prabashwara

Second Place – Standalone

Rojer ‘DarkAssassinRJ’ Chandana

Prince ‘Prince1999221’ Dinakara

Third Place – Standalone

Veivesh ‘IGN BijiliV’ Krishnakumar

Seyed ‘Monsterrol’ Basim

ERACER 

Champion

Phoenix Gaming – Hafzel Preena

Second Place

Xiphos Esports – Rasheed Ameer

Third Place

Standalone – Nikila Pathirage

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ

Champion

Phoenix Gaming – Binura de Zoysa

Second Place

Xiphos Esports – Rashad Ameer

Third Place

Phoenix Gaming – Vihan  Nissanka

WOMEN’S LEAGUE (MARIO KART 8)

Champion

Standalone – Laroshi Ganegoda

Second Place

Noob Alliance – Himasha Perera

Third Place

Noob Alliance – Kavindee Kariyawasam

WOMEN’S LEAGUE (MORTAL KOMBAT XL)

Champion

Noob Alliance – Udara Wickramarathne

Second Place

Noob Alliance – Himasha Perera

Third Place

Standalone – Laroshi Ganegoda

WOMEN’S LEAGUE (need for speed: most wanted)

Champion

Standalone –Dhinelka Anthony

Second Place

Maximum Esports – Tharushi Liyanage

Third Place

Maximum Esports – Piyumi Madhushani

SUBWAY SURFERS (UNDER 12)

Champion

Standalone – Ubaidullah faris

Second Place

Standalone – Sancho Rithish Rexon

Third Place

Standalone – Nethuli Yesanga

FRUIT NINJA (UNDER 12)

Champion

Phoenix Gaming – Tuan Sherim Salahudeen

Second Place

Standalone – Nethuli Yesanga

Third Place

Standalone – Thanuja Tharindu 

UPDATE: 19 Dec 2018 at 12:05 a.m. IST – Correction done to “Phoenix Gaming defended the coveted overall Championship title for the third consecutive year”.