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Sri Lankan Esports goes global with INGAME Esports South Asia Cup

Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of InGame Entertainment (left) and Indika De Zoysa, Senior Consultant, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka.
Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of InGame Entertainment (left) and Indika De Zoysa, Senior Consultant, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka.

With the phenomenal growth of Esports in Sri Lanka over the last few years, Esports organisation InGame Entertainment will be venturing into the South Asian Esports scene with the first ever INGAME Esports South Asia Cup. The tournament is a 5-nation League of Legends championship with a prize-pool of Rs. 1,000,000 on the line for the winners of the event.

Organised in partnership with the Sri Lanka Esports Association (SLESA), the event has received support from Sri Lanka’s National Olympic Committee and the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka. The organisers worked with the National Esports Federations of Maldives and Pakistan in order to hold qualifiers and select the best teams to represent their respective countries. The teams that attended Asian Games from India and Bangladesh were given direct invites. Gamer.LK’s Sri Lanka Cyber Games Championship powered by Dialog Gaming will serve as Sri Lankan qualifiers to choose the Sri Lankan representative.

“Esports is seeing massive growth globally, and we’re working hard to make sure Sri Lanka is not left behind when it comes to the Esports revolution. We’re working towards making Sri Lanka the hub for Esports in South Asia, and are working with the private sector and the Government in order to achieve this goal.”, commented Raveen Wijayatilake, CEO of InGame Entertainment.

Sri Lanka Cyber Games (SLCG) is being held for the 11th consecutive year, and is a part of Dialog Play Expo. Showcasing the latest technology and experiences available for digital entertainment enthusiasts, Dialog Play Expo caters to anyone interested in audio, video, music, movies, gaming and their related technologies.

SLCG, recognized as a competitive ranked event by the Sri Lanka Esports Association, will also feature a Women’s Championship with Mario Kart 8, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Mortal Kombat: XL being played, as well as an Under 12 Championship aimed at introducing youngsters to the world of competitive gaming with Fruit Ninja and Subway Surfers.

 


 

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