Istanbul, Turkey hosted the second edition of the Global Esports Federation’s flagship tournament in December. Sri Lanka had qualified for Street Fighter 5 and eFootball 2023 where Mohammed Shihab Rizan represented Sri Lanka for the second time this year for eFootball. He was accompanied by Vihan Thenuka Nissanka, who represented Sri Lanka in Street Fighter 5.
The Global Esports Federation is a non-governmental organisation that convenes the world’s Esports community and is the organiser of the Global Esports Games (GEG) 2022 that took place from 14th to 18th December, 2022. GEG is a global, multi-title Esports competition partnered with the European Olympics Committee that highlights the exhilaration of Esports with competitions in Dota 2, eFootball 2023, Street Fighter 5, and PUBG Mobile.
“Sri Lanka recognised Esports as an official sport in 2019, and we have been able to officially represent Sri Lanka at a number of global Esports championships, including the Global Esports Games. This is a firm step in the right direction for Sri Lankan Esports athletes as we establish our place in world Esports” – Raveen Wijayatilake, President, Sri Lanka Esports Association
The Sri Lanka Esports Association was initiated by Gamer.LK and four other founding members in 2010. The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Sri Lanka has recognized the association with its twelve member organisations as the regulating body for Esports in the country.
Dialog Axiata is proud to sponsor Sri Lanka’s National Esports teams along with cricket, volleyball and netball. The Company also has a close association with the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, Schools Rugby League and Knockout Trophies, Premier Football, Junior Volleyball and Paralympic sports – whilst also powering the Army Para Games, National Para Games and the Sri Lankan contingent to the Olympic and World Paralympic Games.
Gamer.LK, Sri Lanka’s premier Esports company is the Strategic Partner for the National Esports Team. At the forefront of Sri Lanka’s Esports industry, Gamer.LK’s consistent efforts in organising Esports tournaments and activities have caused a rapid growth in Sri Lankan Esports over the last decade.