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Sri Lanka to attend Esports World Championship 2018

Sri Lanka Esports team for the 10th Esports World Championship
Sri Lanka Esports team for the 10th Esports World Championship

During the last decade, Esports in Sri Lanka has continued to grow with new and exciting milestones being achieved each year. This year has seen many achievements in Esports. In this light, a talented group of Esports athletes hoping to make their mark in the international Esports arena are representing Sri Lanka at this year’s Esports World Championship organized by the International Esports Federation (IESF).

After a long hiatus, this marks Sri Lanka’s return to the IESF Esports World Championship. Continuously supporting the growth of local Esports, members of the Sri Lanka Esports Association will be accompanying this group.

Sri Lanka, a member of the IESF since 2010, will be one of the 46 member nations to take part in the Esports World Championship. After a round of national qualifiers, the following Esport athletes were selected by the Sri Lanka Esports Association to represent Sri Lanka at the 10th Esports World Championship.

The world’s governing body for Esports, the IESF will be hosting the tenth edition of the Esports World

Championship - its largest Esports event. Taking place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the 10th Esports World Championship main events will be held from the November 9 to 11.

The IESF along with World Championship organisers, the Chinese-Taipei Esports Association, will also be sponsoring national federation’s athlete flights for 22 nations for team titles and 31 nations for individual titles.

Featuring three game titles; League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Tekken 7, the IESF’s 10th Esports World Championship will have a prize pool of 54,000 USD, with 10,000 USD of the prize pool going to the overall champion nation.

Raveen Wijayatilake, President of the Sri Lanka Esports Association will be accompanying the Esport athletes as the Sri Lankan representative for both the IESF General Meetings and the Global Esports Executive Summit happening in Busan, Korea. Visit www.gamer.lk for the latest updates from Sri Lanka’s journey at the Esports World Championship.

Participants:

Counter Strike GO:

Sanjeevan Kalaieesan, Shakir Razak, Geeshan Jayarajah, Mohammed Rifdeen Ali, Omal Sirisena

Tekken 7:

Rishan Warnakulasooriya


 

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